How do you fill out a 1040EZ tax form?
The instructions are available here 1040EZ (2014)
How do you fill out line 5 on a 1040EZ tax form?
I suspect the question is related to knowing whether someone can claim you as a dependent, because otherwise line 5 itself is pretty clear.General answer: if you are under 19, or a full-time student under the age of 24, your parents can probably claim you as a dependent. If you are living with someone to whom you are not married and who is providing you with more than half of your support, that person can probably claim you as a dependent. If you are married and filing jointly, your spouse needs to answer the same questions.Note that whether those individuals actually do claim you as a dependent doesn't matter, the question is whether they can. It is not a choice.
Do I need a tax lawyer if I received a CP2000 letter for my state tax return, and will I need to fill out a 1040X for my federal as I used TaxAct during 2015?
Whether you need a tax attorney or not depends on the content of the CP2000 letter. Most of the time, the reason for the letter is for failure to report an income form on your return (W-2, 1099, etc.) or something similar, usually not something severe enough to pay an attorney. If you filed the return yourself online, you may want to contact a CPA firm or other tax prep firm that has Enrolled Agents (EAs) who are qualified and certified to practice and represent clients before the IRS in the event the letter ends up being severe enough that you’ll be audited by the IRS. However, most tax professionals in these types of firms will have seen these types of letters before, will be able to understand them and know what you need to do to respond. Depending on the company, they may or may not charge you for this advice, so I would call ahead to be sure.Generally, with a CP2000 letter the IRS generally does not want you to file a 1040X form to amend your return for that year.Here’s a link to help you with understanding the letter you received:Understanding Your CP2000 Notice
How could the federal government and state governments make it easier to fill out tax returns?
Individuals who don't own businesses spend tens of billions of dollars each year (in fees and time) filing taxes. Most of this is unnecessary. The government already has most of the information it asks us to provide. It knows what are wages are, how much interest we earn, and so on. It should provide the information it has on the right line of an electronic tax return it provides us or our accountant. Think about VISA. VISA doesn't send you a blank piece of paper each month, and ask you to list all your purchases, add them up and then penalize you if you get the wrong number. It sends you a statement with everything it knows on it. We are one of the only countries in the world that makes filing so hard. Many companies send you a tentative tax return, which you can adjust. Others have withholding at the source, so the average citizen doesn't file anything.California adopted a form of the above -- it was called ReadyReturn. 98%+ of those who tried it loved it. But the program was bitterly opposed by Intuit, makers of Turbo Tax. They went so far as to contribute $1 million to a PAC that made an independent expenditure for one candidate running for statewide office. The program was also opposed by Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist. The stated reason was that the government would cheat taxpayers. I believe the real reason is that they want tax filing to be painful, since they believe that acts as a constraint on government programs.
How to decide my bank name city and state if filling out a form, if the bank is a national bank?
Somewhere on that form should be a blank for routing number and account number. Those are available from your check and/or your bank statements. If you can't find them, call the bank and ask or go by their office for help with the form. As long as those numbers are entered correctly, any error you make in spelling, location or naming should not influence the eventual deposit into your proper account.