Which form you use to file your taxes depends on your circumstances. The simpler forms can only be used for simpler returns, for example.
Taxpayers with simple returns have several free filing options, from using IRS forms online to getting help from tax prep firms at Wal-Mart.
Expect fewer delays but just as much bureaucracy, as new forms and requirements go into effect. AMT patches are likely to expire but may return.
According to the government's lawsuit, the phony claims -- apparently processed by a single tax preparer -- were spread over some 300 accounts in several different banks.
That email is NOT from the IRS. Also, be careful with your files, both paper and electronic, to avoid identity theft.
Agency offering carrots and sticks to force taxpayers and preparers to file electronically. Plus, tax benefits to remember this year.
The IRS assigns the numbers sequentially, but keeps some numbers on ice in case related forms are created later. No, form 1 is no longer in use.
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