Form 1040 EZ—Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents was the tax form used by taxpayers who fit the description.
This tax return was reasonably easy to file. The taxpayers would report their income, deductions, and credit just like the plain Form 1040 but it would take them less time.
After the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Form 1040 EZ has been removed. The IRS doesn’t accept tax returns filed with Form 1040 EZ. The last time it could be used was in 2017. Now that Form 1040 EZ is no longer found on the IRS records, all taxpayers must file Form 1040 or Form 1040 SR.
The reason why Form 1040 EZ was removed because the exemptions taxpayers could claim has been taken off from the U.S. tax code. This change meant that there was no need for such a tax return. If you’re a single or joint filer without dependents, your tax return should be fairly easy to file even though Form 1040 EZ is no longer available.