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STEP 1 NAME AND ADDRESS

ENTER YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE IA1040

To protect your privacy, your Social Security Number is no longer shown on the tax booklet or return. This means that you must now enter your Social Security Number in the space provided on Step 1 of the return. (Note: If you have changed your name, be sure to change your name on your Social Security card.)

If you are married, also enter your spouse's Social Security Number. Enter the Social Security Numbers in the same order as the names are shown.

FILING PERIOD. If your filing period is other than calendar year 2002, enter the beginning and ending dates of your fiscal tax year on the line provided above the name and address boxes on the return.

NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. If your name or mailing address is incorrect, make the corrections directly on the tax return.

Spouses who have different last names should check "No" in the Change in Name and Address section if the address is the same as last year. However, if the address is different, be sure to check "No." See below.

CHANGE IN NAME OR ADDRESS. Check the correct box to indicate if your name and/or address is the same as on last year's return. If you have not moved or changed your name, but the information is incorrect, check "No" and we will correct it for next year.

COUNTY. If the number on the return is incorrect, enter the number of the county you lived in as of December 31, 2002. If you don't know your county number, click here.

Nonresidents and part-year residents who moved out of Iowa before December 31, 2002, should enter "00" as your county number.

Part-year residents who moved into Iowa should enter the number of the Iowa county in which you lived on December 31, 2002.

Military personnel should enter "00" unless you actually lived in Iowa on December 31, 2002.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER. The district to enter is the one in which you lived on December 31, 2002. This is not necessarily the district where your children attended school. Even if you do not have children, you must enter this number.

Your voter registration card is a good reference for your school district name.

A list of school districts by county can be found here. If the number on the return is not correct, make the correction directly on the tax return.

Nonresidents: Those who did not live in Iowa at all during 2002 should enter "0000" for the school district number.

Part-year residents who moved into Iowa should enter the Iowa school district in which you lived on the last day of 2002. If you moved out of Iowa before December 31, 2002, enter "9999."

Military personnel should enter "1111" unless you physically lived in Iowa on December 31, 2002.

OCCUPATION. Examples are doctor, farmer, homemaker, laborer, military, student.