What Is the Simplest Form to Use to File My Taxes?


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This interview will help you determine the simplest form to use to file your federal income tax return.

Note: If you're going to be filing using tax preparation software or through the IRS Free File program (doesn't include Free File Fillable Forms), the tax preparation software you're using will determine the simplest form for you.

Information You May Need

  • All income documents.
  • Your age, your spouse's age, and filing status.
  • Federal income tax withheld.

The tool is designed for taxpayers who were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information about nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see International Taxpayers.


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Estimated Completion Time: 17 minutes

Please Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

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