This tax filing season, get things off to a good start. Make it easy on yourself and let the software you use to e-file select the right tax form for you. Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate return. The tax software asks questions at each step and minimizes errors. E-file also helps you get the tax credits and deductions that you are entitled to claim. Brand-name software is also free when you use IRS Free File on IRS.gov.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right forms:
You can generally use Form 1040EZ if:
· Your taxable income is below $100,000;
· Your filing status is single or married filing jointly;
· You don’t claim dependents; and