Printable IRS Tax Forms & Instructions

If you're one of the many people who like to do their taxes on their own, you're in luck. The IRS offers a wide variety of printable tax forms and instructions.

IRS form 1040 and instructions

These forms and instructions cover a variety of tax situations, from individual income tax returns to business tax returns.

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Printable IRS 1040 Tax Forms, Schedules & Instructions

IRS Form 1040 - Instructions & Printable Forms
Form 1040 is used by U.S. taxpayers to file an annual income tax return. Instructions and Printable Forms

Form 1040-SR, U.S. Tax Return for Seniors - Instructions & Printable Forms
Form 1040-SR is available as an optional alternative to using Form 1040 for taxpayers who are age 65 or older.

Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return - Instructions & Printable Forms
File Form 1040-X to correct Form 1040, 1040-SR, or 1040-NR (or older filings of Form 1040-A, 1040-EZ, or 1040-NR-EZ). Make certain elections after the deadline. Change amounts previously adjusted by the IRS or make a claim for a carryback due to a loss or unused credit.

Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals - Instructions & Printable Forms
Use Form 1040-ES to figure and pay your estimated tax. Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding (for example, earnings from self-employment, interest, dividends, rents, alimony, etc.).

Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher - Instructions & Printable Forms
Form 1040-V is a statement you send with your check or money order for any balance due on the “Amount you owe” line of your Form 1040 or 1040-NR.

Common Forms by Number

Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement - Instructions & Printable Forms
A W-2 tax form shows important information about the income you’ve earned from your employer, the amount of taxes withheld from your paycheck, benefits provided and other information for the year.

Form 1099, MISC, Miscellaneous Information - Instructions & Printable Forms
File Form 1099-MISC for each person to whom you have paid at least $600 during the year.

Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses - Instructions & Printable Forms
Employees file this form to deduct ordinary and necessary expenses for their job. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your field of trade, business, or profession. A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your business. An expense does not have to be required to be considered necessary.

Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses - Instructions & Printable Forms
Use form 2441 if you paid someone to care for your child or other qualifying person so you (and your spouse if filing jointly) could work or look for work, you may be able to take the credit for child and dependent care expenses.

Form 3903, Moving Expenses - Instructions & Printable Forms
Use Form 3903 to figure your moving expense deduction for a move related to the start of work at a new principal place of work (workplace). If the new workplace is outside the United States or its possessions, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien to deduct your expenses.

Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits - Instructions & Printable Forms
Use Form 5695 to figure out and take your residential energy credits. The residential energy credits are the nonbusiness energy property credit and the residential energy efficient property credit.

Form 8862, Information To Claim Certain Credits After Disallowance - Instructions and Printable Forms Taxpayers complete Form 8862 and attach it to their tax  return if: Their earned income credit (EIC), child tax credit (CTC)/additional child tax credit (ACTC), credit for other dependents (ODC) or American opportunity credit (AOTC) was reduced or disallowed for any reason other than a math or clerical error. They want to take the credit(s) and meet all the requirements.

Form 8863, Education Credits, American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits - Instructions & Printable Forms Use Form 8863 to figure and claim your education credits, which are based on qualified education expenses paid to an eligible postsecondary educational institution. There are two education credits. The American Opportunity Credit, part of which may be refundable, and The Lifetime Learning Credit, which is nonrefundable.

Form 8936, Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit - Instructions and Printable Forms Use Form 8936 to figure your credit for qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles you placed in service during your tax year. Also, use Form 8936 to figure your credit for certain qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicles.

1040 Schedules A - S

Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions - Instructions & Printable Forms
To compute your itemized deductions, use Schedule A (Form 1040). If you take the greater of your itemized deductions or the standard deduction, your federal income tax will be lower in most situations.

Schedule B (Form 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule B (Form 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends information, including latest revisions, relevant documents, and filing instructions. Filers use this form to declare their interest and regular dividend income.

Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship) Instructions & Printable Forms
Information about Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Company, which is used to record income or loss from a sole proprietorship business or profession; contains latest revisions, associated documents, and filing instructions.

Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit from Business (Sole Proprietorship) Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit from Business (Sole Proprietorship) information, including latest modifications, associated documents, and filing instructions. Qualifying small enterprises and statutory workers with $5,000 or less in costs utilize Schedule C-EZ instead of Schedule C.

Schedule D (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule D (Form 1040 or 1040-SR), Capital Gains and Losses information, including latest revisions, associated documents, and filing instructions. Schedule D is used to record capital asset sales, swaps, and certain involuntary conversions, as well as capital gain distributions and nonbusiness bad debts.

Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss, information, including latest revisions, associated documents, and filing instructions. Rental property income, royalties, partnerships, S companies, estates, trusts, and residual interests in REMICs are all reported on Schedule E.

Schedule EIC, Earned Income Credit - Instructions & Printable Forms
Earned Income Credit, Schedule EIC information, including latest modifications, associated documents, and filing instructions. Filers who claim the earned income credit utilize Schedule EIC (Form 1040 or 1040-SR) to provide the IRS with information about the qualified child.

Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming, information, including latest revisions, associated paperwork, and filing instructions. To record agricultural income and costs, use Schedule F.

Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes information, including latest revisions, linked documents, and filing instructions. Home employers utilize Schedule H to submit household employment taxes.

Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen, information, including latest modifications, associated paperwork, and filing instructions. To calculate your income tax, use Schedule J to average all or part of your taxable income from your farming or fishing trade or operation.

Schedule R (Form 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule R (Form 1040), Credit for the Elderly or Disabled, information, including latest modifications, associated paperwork, and filing instructions. Calculate the credit for the aged or handicapped using Schedule R.

Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax information, including latest revisions, linked documents, and filing instructions. Self-employed people utilize Schedule SE (Form 1040) to calculate the self-employment tax owing on net earnings.

1040 Schedules 1 to 8812

Schedule 1, Additional Income and Adjustments to Income - Instructions & Printable Forms
Use if you have additional income, such as unemployment compensation, prize or award money, or gambling winnings. Have any deductions to claim, such as student loan interest deduction, self-employment tax, or educator expenses.

Schedule 2, Additional Taxes - Instructions & Printable Forms
Use if you owe other taxes, such as self-employment tax, household employment taxes, additional tax on IRAs or other qualified retirement plans and tax-favored accounts, AMT, or need to make an excess advance premium tax credit repayment.

Schedule 3, Additional Credits and Payments - Instructions & Printable Forms
Use if you can claim any credit that you didn't claim on Form 1040 or 1040-SR, such as the foreign tax credit, education credits, general business credit. Have other payments, such as an amount paid with a request for an extension to file or excess social security tax withheld.

Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit for Qualifying Children and Other Dependents - Instructions & Printable Forms
Schedule 8812, Additional Child Tax Credit, information, including latest modifications, associated paperwork, and filing instructions. To calculate the extra child tax credit, use Schedule 8812. Even if you don't owe any taxes, the increased child tax credit may result in a refund.

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