Guidelines for using the 1040ez tax form
- Single or Married filing jointly with no dependents
- Your Income is less than $100,000
- You’re not blind
- You’re not 65 years old
- You claim no adjustments to income
What I have found to be best for me was going to an online professional income tax software program like TurboTax 2014. After you put in all of your information, the software will actually guide you into whatever tax form will give you the best outcome. You are guaranteed the biggest tax refund possible or you will have the lowest possible taxable income that you will have to pay on.
1040 ez Tax Form or 1040 Tax Form?
Let’s say you qualify to use the 1040ez income tax form and you think it just might be the easiest way to go. What you may not know is that the 1040 tax form may have better benefits for you. For example, you may be able to claim head of household filing status which usually gives you a lower tax than filing single.
Itemize Tax Deductions With The 1040 Tax Form
Here’s another thought on which tax form to use. If you happen to itemize deductions, you can only use tax form 1040 and will be unable to use tax form 1040ez. What you will have to do is look at the standard deduction for your life situation and compare that to all of your itemized tax deductions to see which one will give you the best tax refund.
How TurboTax Can Help
If you file your taxes with TurboTax they will ask you a few simple questions to insure that you get all of the tax deductions and credits that you qualify for. If you would like to see how much your tax refund will be, they also have a free tax refund calculator available.
TurboTax works like an interview—we ask you easy-to-answer questions about your life (Are you married? Do you have kids?) and fill in all the right tax forms behind the scenes. Your answers tell us which deductions and credits to look for, and what to ask next. If you’re ever unsure about how to answer a question, we have experts ready to help you file your taxes right.