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1040EZ - Additional Material

Where Do You File? If an envelope came with this booklet, please use it. If you do not have one or if you moved during the year, mail your return to the address shown below that applies to you. If you want to use a private delivery service, see page 6. Envelopes without enough postage will be returned to you by the post office.
THEN use this address if you:
IF you live in...Are not enclosing a check or

money order...
Are enclosing a check or

money order...
Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Atlanta, GA 39901-0014
Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Atlanta, GA 39901-0114
District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Andover, MA 05501-0014
Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Andover, MA 05501-0114
Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Kansas City, MO 64999-0014
Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Kansas City, MO 64999-0114
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, APO, FPO Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Austin, TX 73301-0014
Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Austin, TX 73301-0114
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Fresno, CA 93888-0014
Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Fresno, CA 93888-0114
American Samoa, nonpermanent residents of Guam or the Virgin Islands*, Puerto Rico (or if excluding income under Internal Revenue Code section 933), dual-status aliens, a foreign country; U.S. citizens and those filing Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or Form 4563 Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA
Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service Center

Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA

Avoid Common Mistakes When Filing 1040EZ

How to avoid common mistakes. Mistakes can delay your refund or result in notices being sent to you.

  1. Be sure to enter the correct social security number for you and your spouse if married in the space provided on Form 1040EZ. Check that your name and SSN agree with your social security card.
  2. Use the amount from line 6 to find your tax in the tax table. Be sure you enter the correct tax on line 10.

  3. If you think you can take the earned income credit, read the instructions for lines 8a and 8b that begin on page 10 to make sure you qualify. If you do, make sure you use the correct column of the EIC Table for your filing status.

  4. Check your math, especially when figuring your taxable income, federal income tax withheld, earned income credit, total payments, and your refund or amount you owe.

  5. Check one or both boxes on line 5 if you (or your spouse) can be claimed as a dependent on someone's (such as your parents') 2008 return. Check the box even if that person chooses not to claim you (or your spouse). If no one can claim you (or your spouse) as a dependent, do not check any of the boxes.

  6. Enter an amount on line 5. If you check any of the boxes, use the worksheet on the back of Form 1040EZ to figure the amount to enter. If you do not check any of the boxes, enter $8,750 if single; $17,500 if married filing jointly.

  7. Remember to sign and date Form 1040EZ and enter your occupation(s).

  8. If you got a peel-off label, make sure it shows the correct name(s) and address. If not, enter the correct information. If you did not get a label, enter your name and address in the spaces provided on Form 1040EZ.

  9. Attach your Form(s) W-2 to the left margin of Form 1040EZ.

  10. If you owe tax and are paying by check or money order, be sure to include all the required information on your payment. See the instructions for line 12 on page 16 for details.

Line Instructions for Form 1040EZ

Introduction
IRS e-file takes the guesswork out of preparing your return. You may also be eligible to use Free File to file your federal income tax return. Visit www.irs.gov/efile for details.

Name and Address

Use the Peel-Off Label
Using your peel-off name and address label on the back of this booklet will speed the processing of your return. It also prevents common errors that can delay refunds or result in unnecessary notices. Put the label on your return after you have finished it. Cross out any incorrect information and print the correct information. Add any missing items, such as your apartment number.

Address Change
If the address on your peel-off label is not your current address, cross out your old address and print your new address. If you plan to move after filing your return, use Form 8822 to notify the IRS of your new address.

Name Change
If you changed your name because of marriage, divorce, etc., be sure to report the change to your local Social Security Administration office before you file your return. This prevents delays in processing your return and issuing refunds. It also safeguards your future social security benefits. See page 27 for details. If you received a peel-off label, cross out your former name and print your new name.

What if You Do Not Have a Label?
Print the information in the spaces provided. If you filed a joint return for 2006 and you are filing a joint return for 2008 with the same spouse, be sure to enter your names and SSNs in the same order as on your 2006 return.

P.O. Box
Enter your P.O. box number only if your post office does not deliver mail to your home.

Foreign Address
Print the information in the following order: City, province or state, and country. Follow the country's practice for entering the postal code. Do not abbreviate the country name.

Social Security Number (SSN)
An incorrect or missing SSN can increase your tax or reduce your refund. To apply for an SSN, fill in Form SS-5 and return it, along with the appropriate evidence documents, to the Social Security Administration (SSA). You can get Form SS-5 online at www.socialsecurity.gov, from your local SSA office, or by calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. It usually takes about 2 weeks to get an SSN once the SSA has all the evidence and information it needs.

Check that your SSN on your Forms W-2 and 1099 agrees with your social security card. If not, see page 27 for more details.

IRS individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) for aliens. If you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get an SSN, you must apply for an ITIN. For details on how to do so, see Form W-7 and its instructions. It usually takes about 4-6 weeks to get an ITIN.

If you already have an ITIN, enter it wherever your SSN is requested on your tax return.

n ITIN is for tax use only. It does not entitle you to social security benefits or change your employment or immigration status under U.S. law.

Nonresident alien spouse. If your spouse is a nonresident alien, he or she must have either an SSN or an ITIN.