Can I use whiteout on a tax form?

While it is not considered to be professional, white out works in a pinch. If you accidentally filled out a line you weren’t supposed to, white out what you inputted into the form. It saves you the time of having to fill out the form again and it is still a valid tax return form.

Where can I get 1040 forms and instructions?

Get the current filing year’s forms, instructions, and publications for free from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  1. Download them from
  2. Order by phone at 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676)

Who can use 1040-EZ?

You could use Form 1040-EZ if all of the following apply: You are filing as single or married filing jointly. Your taxable income is less than $100,000. You don’t claim any dependents.

What happens if you make an honest mistake on your taxes?

If you made a mistake on your tax return, you need to correct it with the IRS. To correct the error, you would need to file an amended return with the IRS. If you fail to correct the mistake, you may be charged penalties and interest. You can file the amended return yourself or have a professional prepare it for you.

Can you cross out a mistake on a tax return?

Ignoring IRS-provided mailing material Even if it’s not correct because, for example, you moved, go ahead and stick it on your return; just cross out the wrong information and correct it by hand. The label is not a way for the agency to more easily track and audit you — honest!

What are the lines on the 1040EZ form?

“Section 3—Line Instructions for Form 1040EZ” follows the main sections of the form, starting with “Top of the Form” and ending with “Signing Your Return.” Cut-outs from the form connect the instructions visually to the form.

Do you use Form 8962 or Form 1040EZ?

 If you are claiming the premium tax credit, \le Form 8962 with Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040NR. DO NOT use Form 1040EZ.  If you must reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit, \le Form 8962 with Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040NR. DO NOT use Form 1040EZ.

Where can I get Form 1040EZ for free?

If you do not meet the above requirements, go to Form 1040A next. Click any of the IRS 1040EZ form links below to download, save, view, and print the file for the corresponding year. These free PDF files are unaltered and are sourced directly from the publisher.

Is there a pub 17 for the 2015 Form 1040EZ?

If you are in a hurry to draft your 2015 Form 1040EZ, we can only suggest that you search the 2015 Publication 17 book to guide you. IRS Pub 17 is not meant to replace form specific instructions such as those for the Form 1040EZ. Pub 17 does however include the IRS income tax tables and other useful information.