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How to Fill Out the New IRS Form 1040

How to fill out a new 1040 tax form

Form 1040 is the basic tax form everyone who pays taxes must fill out when filing Federal income taxes. Today, there’s just a single version of Form 1040.

Depending on your tax situation, you may need to attach other forms and schedules to your 1040.

Why Do I Need to File Form 1040?

When you file your taxes, you’ll report your income for the year on Form 1040. All tax filers will use the same form. The previous forms, such as 1040EZ and 1040A, are no longer valid.… Read the rest

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Are New Windows a Tax Deduction?

Home improvements are a popular way for taxpayers to claim a tax credit and upgrade their homes in the process. For new windows, it’s possible to make a tax deduction. The current tax credits for home improvements are expected to remain in their current form for the next five to seven years.

Claiming New Windows on Your Tax Return

There is a range of different window types that qualify for a tax deduction, including casement, egress, and double-hung. The stipulation is that they must meet Energy Star standards.… Read the rest

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What is the New IRS 1040 Form?

IRS Form 1040

For the upcoming tax season, the IRS Form 1040 has changed forever. This goes back to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), where Americans with simple tax affairs can file their taxes on a form that’s the size of a large postcard.

However, it should be said that online tax filers may not notice any changes at all, so they won’t need to do anything different.

The IRS has worked in collaboration with many tax preparation partners and brands to ensure these changes go through as easily as possible.… Read the rest

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See the New IRS 1040 Tax Form

The IRS announced in June 2018 that a new 1040 tax form would be released for the 2019 tax year. This initiative goes all the way back to Donald Trump’s campaign trail in 2016, where he wanted to make filing taxes as “simple as sending a postcard.”  Well, it looks like he will get his wish based on the latest design draft provided by the IRS.

What Has Changed on the 1040 Tax Form?

Taking a glance, we can immediately see that the new form is about “half the size” of the current 1040 form.… Read the rest