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Having just gone through the "which form to file" experience myself this year, my conclusion was this:

Bottom line- You don't have to use 1040 unless your taxable income is greater than $50,000. Both 1040EZ and 1040A (and Telefile) require a taxable income of no more than $50,000.

As for whether you would benefit from 1040, my opinion is that its really only based upon if you can exceed the standard deduction amount. In my case, I couldn't, but 1040 was still required due to the income limits. Good news/bad news I guess....

Hope this helps,
Scott (slaramee)
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