Federal Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Extracted from PDF file 2016-federal-form-1040-ez.pdf, last modified November 2016
Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No DependentsDepartment of the Treasury—Internal Revenue Service Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents (99) Form 1040EZ 2016 OMB No. 1545-0074 Your first name and initial Last name Your social security number If a joint return, spouse’s first name and initial Last name Spouse’s social security number Apt. no. Home address (number and street). If you have a P.O. box, see instructions. City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code. If you have a foreign address, also complete spaces below (see instructions). Foreign country name 1 Attach Form(s) W-2 here. Enclose, but do not attach, any payment. Wages, salaries, and tips. This should be shown in box 1 of your Form(s) W-2. Attach your Form(s) W-2. 1 2 Taxable interest. If the total is over $1,500, you cannot use Form 1040EZ. 2 3 Unemployment compensation and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends (see instructions). 3 4 5 Add lines 1, 2, and 3. This is your adjusted gross income. If someone can claim you (or your spouse if a joint return) as a dependent, check the applicable box(es) below and enter the amount from the worksheet on back. 4 6 7 8a b 9 10 Payments, Credits, and Tax 11 12 13a Refund Have it directly deposited! See instructions and fill in 13b, 13c, and 13d, or Form 8888. You Spouse If no one can claim you (or your spouse if a joint return), enter $10,350 if single; $20,700 if married filing jointly. See back for explanation. Subtract line 5 from line 4. If line 5 is larger than line 4, enter -0-. This is your taxable income. Federal income tax withheld from Form(s) W-2 and 1099. Earned income credit (EIC) (see instructions) Nontaxable combat pay election. 8b Add lines 7 and 8a. These are your total payments and credits. Tax. Use the amount on line 6 above to find your tax in the tax table in the instructions. Then, enter the tax from the table on this line. 5 ▶ 6 7 8a ▶ 9 10 11 12 Health care: individual responsibility (see instructions) Full-year coverage Add lines 10 and 11. This is your total tax. If line 9 is larger than line 12, subtract line 12 from line 9. This is your refund. If Form 8888 is attached, check here ▶ ▶ b Routing number ▶ d Account number 14 Amount You Owe Presidential Election Campaign Check here if you, or your spouse if filing jointly, want $3 to go to this fund. Checking Foreign postal code a box below will not change your tax or refund. You Spouse Foreign province/state/county Income ▶c Make sure the SSN(s) above are correct. ▲ Type: 13a Checking Savings If line 12 is larger than line 9, subtract line 9 from line 12. This is the amount you owe. For details on how to pay, see instructions. ▶ 14 Yes. Complete below. Third Party Designee Do you want to allow another person to discuss this return with the IRS (see instructions)? Sign Here Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and accurately lists all amounts and sources of income I received during the tax year. Declaration of preparer (other than the taxpayer) is based on all information of which the preparer has any knowledge. Daytime phone number Your occupation Your signature Date Keep a copy for your records. Paid Preparer Use Only ▲ Joint return? See instructions. Designee’s ▶ name Phone no. Spouse’s signature. If a joint return, both must sign. Print/Type preparer’s name Firm’s name Personal identification number (PIN) ▶ Date Preparer’s signature Spouse’s occupation ▶ Firm’s EIN Phone no. For Disclosure, Privacy Act, and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions. ▶ If the IRS sent you an Identity Protection PIN, enter it here (see inst.) PTIN Check if self-employed Date Firm’s address ▶ No ▶ Cat. No. 11329W Form 1040EZ (2016) Page 2 Form 1040EZ (2016) Use this form if • Your filing status is single or married filing jointly. If you are not sure about your filing status, see instructions. • You (and your spouse if married filing jointly) were under age 65 and not blind at the end of 2016. If you were born on January 1, 1952, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2016. • You do not claim any dependents. For information on dependents, see Pub. 501. • Your taxable income (line 6) is less than $100,000. • You do not claim any adjustments to income. For information on adjustments to income, use the Tax Topics listed under Adjustments to Income at www.irs.gov/taxtopics (see instructions). • The only tax credit you can claim is the earned income credit (EIC). The credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. You do not need a qualifying child to claim the EIC. For information on credits, use the Tax Topics listed under Tax Credits at www.irs.gov/taxtopics (see instructions). If you received a Form 1098-T or paid higher education expenses, you may be eligible for a tax credit or deduction that you must claim on Form 1040A or Form 1040. For more information on tax benefits for education, see Pub. 970. Caution: If you can claim the premium tax credit or you received any advance payment of the premium tax credit in 2016, you must use Form 1040A or Form 1040. • You had only wages, salaries, tips, taxable scholarship or fellowship grants, unemployment compensation, or Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, and your taxable interest was not over $1,500. But if you earned tips, including allocated tips, that are not included in box 5 and box 7 of your Form W-2, you may not be able to use Form 1040EZ (see instructions). If you are planning to use Form 1040EZ for a child who received Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, see instructions. Filling in your return If you received a scholarship or fellowship grant or tax-exempt interest income, such as on municipal bonds, see the instructions before filling in the form. Also, see the instructions if you received a Form 1099-INT showing federal income tax withheld or if federal income tax was withheld from your unemployment compensation or Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. For tips on how to avoid common mistakes, see instructions. Remember, you must report all wages, salaries, and tips even if you do not get a Form W-2 from your employer. You must also report all your taxable interest, including interest from banks, savings and loans, credit unions, etc., even if you do not get a Form 1099-INT. Worksheet for Line 5 — Dependents Who Checked One or Both Boxes Use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 5 if someone can claim you (or your spouse if married filing jointly) as a dependent, even if that person chooses not to do so. To find out if someone can claim you as a dependent, see Pub. 501. (keep a copy for your records) Mailing Return A. Amount, if any, from line 1 on front . . . . . . + 350.00 Enter total ▶ B. Minimum standard deduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. Enter the larger of line A or line B here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. Maximum standard deduction. If single, enter $6,300; if married filing jointly, enter $12,600 E. Enter the smaller of line C or line D here. This is your standard deduction . . . . . . . F. Exemption amount. • If single, enter -0-. • If married filing jointly and — —both you and your spouse can be claimed as dependents, enter -0-. —only one of you can be claimed as a dependent, enter $4,050. G. Add lines E and F. Enter the total here and on line 5 on the front . . . . . . . . . . . . . } A. B. C. D. E. 1,050 F. . G. If you did not check any boxes on line 5, enter on line 5 the amount shown below that applies to you. • Single, enter $10,350. This is the total of your standard deduction ($6,300) and your exemption ($4,050). • Married filing jointly, enter $20,700. This is the total of your standard deduction ($12,600), your exemption ($4,050), and your spouse's exemption ($4,050). Mail your return by April 18, 2017. Mail it to the address shown on the last page of the instructions. www.irs.gov/form1040ez Form 1040EZ (2016)
2016 Form 1040EZ
More about the Federal Form 1040-EZ Individual Income Tax Tax Return TY 2016
Taxpayers with no dependants who are filing as Single or Married Filing Jointly can file Form 1040-EZ, a simplified version of the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, instead of the regular Form 1040. Individuals who claim tax credits, itemized deductions, or have certain types of income other than wages, salaries, and tips may be required to file the full Form 1040.
We last updated the Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents in January 2017, so this is the latest version of Form 1040-EZ, fully updated for tax year 2016. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form 1040-EZ directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Federal tax forms here.
Other Federal Individual Income Tax Forms:
|Form Code||Form Name|
|Form 1040-V||Payment Voucher|
|1040 (Schedule A)||Itemized Deductions|
|Form 1040||U.S. Individual Income Tax Return|
|1040 (Schedule B)||Interest and Ordinary Dividends|
|1040 (Schedule SE)||Self-Employment Tax|
The Internal Revenue Service usually releases income tax forms for the current tax year between October and January, although changes to some forms can come even later. We last updated Federal Form 1040-EZ from the Internal Revenue Service in January 2017.
Form 1040-EZ is a Federal Individual Income Tax form. Like the Federal Form 1040, states each provide a core tax return form on which most high-level income and tax calculations are performed. While some taxpayers with simple returns can complete their entire tax return on this single form, in most cases various other additional schedules and forms must be completed, depending on the taxpayer's individual situation, to create a complete income tax return package.
About the Individual Income Tax
The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.
Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!
Historical Past-Year Versions of Federal Form 1040-EZ
We have a total of six past-year versions of Form 1040-EZ in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:
2016 Form 1040EZ
2015 Form 1040EZ
2014 Form 1040EZ
2013 Form 1040EZ
2012 Form 1040EZ
2011 Form 1040EZ
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