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Important Notices!

Filing deadline is April 15, 2019
 

Tax season begins January 28, 2019.

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Form 1040 is used by U.S. taxpayers to file an annual income tax return.

For Tax Year 2018, you will no longer use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ, but instead will use the redesigned Form 1040. Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules.

Review new IRS Publication 5307, Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families, to learn about how the new tax law may affect your tax return next year.

Paper forms no longer mailed out

The IRS  no longer mails out paper tax forms to individuals.  To obtain paper tax forms, visit your local library, post office or revenue office.  You may also obtain tax forms online via http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html.  Your local library should be able to help you print these forms.  In addition, you may also qualify for free online filing and free tax services.

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Form 1040 (Instructions)

Form 1040 is used by U.S. taxpayers to file an annual income tax return.

For Tax Year 2018, you will no longer use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ, but instead will use the redesigned Form 1040. Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules.

 

    

A general guide to what Schedule(s) you will need to file. (See the instructions for the Schedules for more information.)

IF YOU... THEN USE
Have additional income, such as capital gains, unemployment compensation, prize or award money, gambling winnings. Have any deductions to claim, such as student loan interest deduction, self-employment tax, educator expenses. Schedule 1
Owe AMT or need to make an excess advance premium tax credit repayment. Schedule 2
Can claim a nonrefundable credit other than the child tax credit or the credit for other dependents, such as the foreign tax credit, education credits, general business credit. Schedule 3
Owe other taxes, such as self-employment tax, household employment taxes, additional tax on IRAs or other qualified retirement plans and tax-favored accounts. Schedule 4
Can claim a refundable credit other than the earned income credit, American opportunity credit, or additional child tax credit. Have other payments, such as an amount paid with a request for an extension to file or excess social security tax withheld. Schedule 5
Have a foreign address or a third party designee other than your paid preparer. Schedule 6

 

 

   

  

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