Form 1040-EZ—Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents is an IRS tax form. It works the same way as a regular Form 1040—or at least it used to be.
Form 1040-EZ is no longer in use as the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t accept it as a tax return. Therefore, the agency doesn’t renew the 1040-EZ for tax seasons beyond 2018. Since the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t accept it or renew Form 1040-EZ anymore, taxpayers must file Form 1040 or 1040-SR to file an income tax return.
The Internal Revenue Service removed Form 1040-EZ because it can no longer be filed. This is due to the changes after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. But what about Form 1040-SR? It’s basically the original 1040 with only texts being a bit larger. That said, it can still be used to file a tax return as the TCJA of 2017 doesn’t affect it.
If you’re single or filing jointly and have no dependents, you must file your federal income tax return using Form 1040. Get Form 1040 for the 2021 tax season from here.