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Publication 54 Chapter 1. Filing Information Useful Items

Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals
Use this package to figure and pay your estimated tax.

Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Individual taxpayers file this form to amend a tax return.

Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time To File U.S. Income Tax Return
U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad file this form 2350 to ask for an extension of time to file their tax return only if they expect to file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ and need the time to meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion and/or the foreign housing exclusion or deduction.

Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income
If you qualify, you can use this form to figure your foreign earned income exclusion and your housing exclusion or deduction. You cannot exclude or deduct more than your foreign earned income for the year.

Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
If you qualify, you can use this form instead of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, to figure your foreign earned income exclusion. You cannot exclude more than your foreign earned income for the year.

Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
A U.S. citizen or resident files this form to request an automatic extension of time to file a U.S. individual income tax return.

Form 8822, Change of Address
Use this form to notify the Internal Revenue Service of a change to your home mailing address.

Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide
This publication covers the special tax situations of active members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
This publication discusses some tax rules that affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return.

Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
This publication explains the two methods for the pay-as-you-go federal income tax, withholding and estimated tax.

Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
For tax purposes, an alien is an individual who is not a U.S. citizen. Aliens are classified as nonresident aliens and resident aliens. This publication will help you determine your status and give you information you will need to file your U.S. tax return.

Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education
This publication explains tax benefits that may be available to you if you are saving for or paying education costs for yourself or, in many cases, another student who is a member of your immediate family.

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