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Finishing the Return

Finishing Form 1040NR and 1040NR-EZ

Taxpayer Identification Section

The taxpayer identification section is at the top of the tax return form.

You should complete the taxpayer identification section after the rest of the return. Often, this saves time because after you begin preparing Form 1040NR-EZ, you may discover that Form 1040NR or Form 1040 is more appropriate. If this happens, you do not have to complete the taxpayer identification section twice.

Some taxpayers complete the taxpayer identification section and ask for your help on the other parts of the return. You can use a form they have started. It is wise to have correction tape available when preparing a return.

Taxpayer information section of Form 1040NR-EZ and Form 1040NR.