1040A Form

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1040A Form

In the United States, a simplified version of the 1040 Form on which a taxpayer lists his/her income. In order to be eligible to use the 1040A, the taxpayer must not itemize deductions, own a business, or exceed a certain ceiling on income. It is more complex than the 1040EZ Form, but it appeals primarily to new taxpayers who do not have dependents and cannot claim other credits.
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Trombley said of the IRS 1040A forms. "I think people have a fear they are going to have to pay taxes on the money next year, or they think it's too difficult to fill out."
Riley, a spokeswoman for the IRS, said that agency got a list of potentially eligible seniors from the Social Security Administration and sent letters, including a sample 1040A form, to them in the spring.
But people who received more than $3,000 in qualifying income who don't usually file a return have to file a 1040A form in order to get the stimulus check.
One simplification should aim to enable more of the 100 million simple filers (people with only wages and interest income) to file scannable 1040EZ and 1040A forms. For example, present rules bar 1040EZ usage by a taxpayer with more than S400 in interest income.