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Where can you get instructions for the IRS 1040EZ tax form?

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The IRS 1040EZ tax form and instructions are available on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website. The instructions are included as part of the 1040EZ document, which can also be found at many local libraries and post offices.

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The IRS 1040EZ tax form is designed to be used by households making less than $100,000 and filing income taxes as single or married, with no dependents. The form is one page, with four short sections. If the taxes paid are greater than the calculated taxes owed, you may be entitled to a refund by the IRS. There is no cost to complete the IRS 1040EZ. Most online and storefront tax preparation services include the filing of the IRS 1040EZ as part of their service offerings, as applicable.

The IRS 1040EZ was created to be the easiest of the three forms used to file federal income taxes. Those filing with income sources such as alimony and dividends may not file their income taxes with the IRS 1040EZ. The IRS 1040 or 1040A can be used by those who are not eligible to file using the IRS 1040EZ. As with all tax forms, the IRS 1040EZ must be signed in order to be considered valid.

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