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Form / Schedule   Description
Form 1040   U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. Annual income tax return filed by citizens or residents of the United States.
Form 1040A   Shorter version of Form 1040 allows you to report limited types of income and to claim certain adjustments.
Form 1040EZ   Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers with No Dependents.
Form 1040-ES   Estimated Tax for Individuals. Figure and pay your estimated tax on income that is not subject to withholding.
Form W-4   Complete Form W-4 so that your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay.
Form 1099-G   Federal, state, or local governments file this form if they made certain types of payments.
Form 1099-MISC   File this form for each person to whom you have paid various income during the year.
Form 941   Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return. Employers who withhold income taxes, social security tax, or Medicare tax from employee's paychecks or who must pay the employer's portion of social security or Medicare tax. Related: Instructions for Form 941
Form W-2   Wage and Tax Statement. Every employer who pays remuneration, including noncash payments of $600 or more for the year for services performed by an employee must file a Form W-2 for each employee from whom Income, social security, or Medicare tax was
Form 1098   Mortgage Interest Statement. A person engaged in a trade or business who received from you at least $600 of mortgage interest must provide this statement to you.
Schedule A   Itemized Deductions
Schedule B   Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Schedule C   Profit or Loss From Business
Schedule D   Capital Gains and Losses
Part 1 of Schedule E   Supplemental Income and Loss
Schedule EIC   Earned Income Credit
Schedule SE   Self-Employment Tax
Form 982   Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (And Section 1082 Basis Adjustment)
Form 1099R   Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.
Form 2106   Employee Business Expenses
Form 2441   Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 3903   Moving Expenses
Form 4137   Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income
Part A of Form 4684   Casualties and Thefts
Form 5329   Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts
Form 5405   First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 5695   Residential Energy Credits
Form 8283   Noncash Charitable Contribution
Form 8812   Additional Child Tax Credit
Form 8829   Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form 8862   Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance
Form 8863   Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits)
Form 8880   Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 8888   Direct Deposit of Refund to more than 1 account
Form 8889   Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Form 8917   Tuition and Fees Deductions
Form 8949   Sales and other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Form 8962   Premium Tax Credit
Form 8965   Health Coverage Exemptions
1040 Instructions   1040 Instructions Filing Requirements
1040A Instructions   1040A Instructions Filing Requirements
1040C Instructions   1040C Instructions Alien Income Tax Return
1040EZ Instructions   1040EZ Instructions
1040SC Instructions   Instruction for Schedule C Profit or Loss From Business
1040SCA Instructions   Instruction for Schedule A Itemized Deductions
1040SD Instructions   Instruction for Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses


IRS Tax Forms

When filing your federal income taxes you will need to know which IRS tax forms you need to use. There are different IRS tax forms for different situations. Everyone's situation is different so there are different forms for those situations.

The 1040EZ is the simplest of all the IRS tax forms. Individuals who earn a wage that is below a certain amount and who do not have a lot of interest income can use the 1040EZ. There is only one tax credit that can be taken advantage of with this form, which is the earned income credit. If you wish to take advantage of other tax credits then you will need to use one of the other IRS tax forms. You should also note that you may only use the 1040EZ if you are single or you are married filing jointly.

The 1040A is for situations where the taxes are somewhat more complicated. You cannot itemize deductions on the 1040A. You do have the opportunity to subtract possible contributions to IRAs as well as interest that has been paid on student loans on the 1040A. There are also other credits that can be taken advantage of on this form including education, adoption, dependent care and child care credits.

The most complicated of all the individual IRS tax forms is the 1040. Although the 1040 is the most complicated of the IRS tax forms, it also offers the most opportunities for reducing taxes. Along with student loan interest and IRA contributions, the 1040 also allows other deductions such as medical savings account contributions, alimony payments and moving expenses. If you are self employed the 1040 also allows you to deduct part of your self-employment taxes as well as health insurance. You can also itemize your deductions with the 1040, which is something that you cannot do with other IRS tax forms. There are also other tax credits which can be taken on the 1040 that are not allowed to be taken on the other two individual IRS tax forms. You are required to use the 1040 if you have specific types of income, including self-employment earnings or capital gains and if you pay household help.

If you use a tax preparation program or you consult a professional to help you in preparing your taxes you will receive guidance that will help you to make sure that you are using the correct IRS tax forms.