If you wish to file anyway, you will use one of the following forms.
1.) Your income
is wages, unemployment compensation
, or Alaska Compensation Fund.
2.) Your interest income is under 1,500 dollars
3.) You (and your spouse if married) are under 65
4.) You are filing single or married filing joint
5.) You are not deducting any adjustment
6.) You are not claiming any dependents
7.) You can only claim the earned income
8.) You don't itemized deductions
1.) You have income from wages, interest, dividends
, capital gain distributions
, IRA or pension
distributions, unemployment compensation, or Social Security benefits
2.) Total income is less than 100,000 dollars
3.) You can claim any of the following adjustment deductions
: penalty for early withdrawal of savings, IRA contributions, student loan interest, and jury duty pay given to your employer
4.) You are claiming one of the following tax credits: Child and dependent care credit, Credit for the elderly and disabled, Education credits
savings contributions credit, Child tax credit, and Earned income credit.
5.) You do not itemize deductions.
6.) No limits on age, claiming dependents, or filing status
If you cannot file using form 1040EZ
or 1040A (if you are self-employed, itemize deductions, or which to claim a adjustment deduction
or tax credit not listed) you will need to file using form.
I agree with the expert above, that a free file site would be the most efficient and time-effective way to file, if that is what you decide to do.