Are you having trouble finding the right tax forms? You’re in luck. You can find, download and print all of the forms you need at www.irs.gov. You can find them all in one place by clicking on “Forms & Pubs”.
No one likes having to fill out their tax forms, but it has become somewhat easier with all of the new tax software available. The IRS website has also become a wealth of information for taxpayers and preparers alike.
Below is a list of the most common tax forms:
1040 Individual Income Tax Return, 1040A Individual Income Short Form, 1040EZ Individual Income Tax Return
1099-DIV Dividend Income Worksheet, 1099-INT Interest Income Worksheet, 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income Worksheet, 1099-MSA Medical Savings Account Distribution, 1099-R Distributions from Retirement Plans Worksheet
2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
5695 Residential Energy Credits
6251 Alternative Minimum Tax
8396 Mortgage Interest Credit, 8586 Low Income Housing Credit, 8829 Business Use of Your Home
8853 Medical Savings Accounts & Long Term Care Services
8863 Education Credits
8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
8885 Health Coverage Tax Credit
Schedule 1-1040A Interest & Dividend Income, Schedule 2-1040A Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Schedule A Itemized Deductions, Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business, Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses
Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit
Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax
On the IRS website, you can find many more forms that are not covered here.
Many American taxpayers use online software to fill out and file their taxes because it can be quite daunting to fill them out by hand, especially if you end up having to use 3 or 4 different forms for one tax return. The IRS website, and tax filing software, also give you useful information to help you understand what’s what, including information about credits and deductions.
If you aren’t comfortable using online websites or computer tax software, you can still fill your taxes out by hand or have your taxes done by a tax professional.
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