# How To Fill A 1040EZ

## 1) Fill all your personal information:

For you or if you are filing jointly with no dependents.

## 2) Line 1

Look at W-2 form (red arrow), on box 1, this is your wage.

## 3) Line 2:

You find this in you 1099-INT form from your bank, should be in box 1

## 4) Line 3:

This is your unemployment compensation, it should be \$0

## 5) Line 4:

Do as follows: Add lines 1-3 and put the total on this line.

## 6) Line 5:

For this line, you have to fill out the line A-G on the back of this form. Whatever you put on line G will be put here.

## 7) Lines A-G:

Put the amount from line 1 ontop of the 350.00 to be able to add then put the total on line A, B is your minimum standard deduction, C is the larger number between what you put on line A or B, D: If single you put \$6300, Married filing jointly you put \$12,600. For E, you put the number from the smallest of line C or D, F: 0 if single or both you and your spouse are claimed as dependents, or if only one is dependent then you put \$4000. Finally for G you add line E and F together.

## 8) Line 6:

Do as follows, only if the number from line 5 is larger than the the number on line 4, you will enter "0." This number is your taxable income.

## 9) Line 7:

Go back to your W-2 form and 1099 and look on box 2, this is the federal income tax, which is what you will put on line 7 for your 1040EZ.

## 10) Line 8a/b

This is your earned income credit, this only applies if you have dependents, if you don't then you put 0.

## 11) Line 9:

You will add line 7 and 8a together to your total payments and credits amount.

## 12) Line 10:

This is your tax, you are going to need a tax table. You are going to use line 6 and look for that number in the tax table to find out what your tax will be. Below is an example of a tax table.

## 13) Line 11:

This is your health care, if you have full-year coverage, check the box, and put the 0.

## 14) Line 12:

By adding line 10 and 11, you will get your total tax.

## 15) Line 13a-d

ONLY if line 9 is LARGER than line 12, you will do this step. Subtract line 12 from line 9, this would be your refund. Fill in the rest from your banking account.

## 16) Line 14:

If line 12 is LARGER than line 9, the subtract line 9 from 12 and this will be the AMOUNT YOU OWE.

## 17) Finishing up

Sign where it says your signature and you are done filling out your 1040EZ