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I'm trying to prepare an amended return. What do I enter in the Exemptions section if I filed Form 1040EZ?

Exemptions Boxes

If your original return was Form 1040EZ, you will need to look at line 5 of your return to determine the amounts to enter in the Exemptions boxes.

 

Are the boxes checked for You and Spouse?

a. Yes:  Enter 0 or leave all of the exemption boxes blank.

b. No:   What is your filing status?

1. If Single, enter 1 in the field for Yourself and spouse. Leave the other 3 boxes blank.

2. If Married Filing Jointly, enter 2 in the field for Yourself and spouse. Leave the other 3 boxes blank.

 

Deductions for Personal Exemptions

If your original return was Form 1040EZ, you will need to look at line 5 of your return.

 

Are the boxes checked for You and Spouse?

a. Yes:  Enter $0 in the field for Deductions for Exemptions

b. No:   What is your filing status?

1. If Single, enter $4,000 in the field for Deductions for Personal Exemptions.

2. If Married Filing Jointly, enter $8,000 in the field for Deductions for Personal Exemptions.