Form 1040 U.S. It is one of the most commonly filled tax forms in the tax system. Individual taxpayers use the standard Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040 to file their annual income tax return.
United States residents file Form 1040 for tax purposes and non-resident aliens file Form 1040NR-EZ or 1040NR. There is also a "Dual Status Alien" for aliens whose status has changed over the course of the year.
Some situations may require taxpayers to file a different version of the 1040 form instead of the standard version, so the IRS offers Form 1040-NR, 1040-ES, 1040-V, 1040-X and 1040-SR.
This includes your name, address, SSN and filing status. If you're filing jointly, you also need to add the name and SSN of your spouse. Filers with dependents need to add the names, SSNs and the relationship of each dependent.
Form 1040 is not a tax statement or form that gets distributed to taxpayers. Form 1040 is available for download on the IRS website. In addition, free IRS filing platforms such as Free File Fillable Forms will provide digital copies.
Before getting started, gather all your tax documents and other records of your income and deductions. From there, you can fill Form 1040 step-by-step.