When it comes to filing tax returns the simplest form you qualify for can be the best… especially if you want fast processing and the fastest tax refund. This is mostly because there is less chances for a mistake which could cause a delay in processing your return or increase owed money.

Here’s the key difference between 1040 and 1040A and 1040EZ as well as easy links for downloading the form:



  • Single or Married Filing Jointly
  • Under the age of 65
  • Interest income is below $400
  • Income or combined incomes below $100,000


  • Income or combined incomes below $100,000
  • Capital gain distributions, but no other special gains or losses
  • Only IRA or student loan adjustments to your income
  • You do NOT itemize your deductions


  • Income or combined incomes $100,000 or more
  • Itemized Deductions: (Interest on property, miles, home office expense etc).
  • Self-employment income (1099)
  • Income from sale of property

Also keep in mind…
– The 1040 form will always be used if you need to itemize your deductions. Get help with this one!

– If you received a 1040A or 1040EZ form in the mail, it’s probably because of the return you may have filed last year.

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