Form 1040 and Schedules

Use these links to get Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, plus instructions, schedules and related publications.

Links point to the latest version posted on the IRS web site. If the current year's version does not appear, the IRS has not yet posted it.

There are four categories of items on this page:

Form 1040EZ

Form 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers with No Dependents
Form  Instructions
The "EZ-est" 1040.

Form 1040A and Schedules

Form 1040A U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form  Instructions
Use this form if you can't use Form 1040EZ but don't have to use Form 1040. See Pub 17 below.
Schedule 1 Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Form  (see Form 1040A instructions)
Most taxpayers don't need this form unless they have $1,500 or more of interest income, or $1,500 or more of ordinary dividend income.
Schedule 2 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form  Instructions
Schedule 3 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Form  Instructions
For more details see Pub 524 below.
Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit Qualifying Child Information
Form & Instructions
File this schedule if you claim the earned income credit and you have one or more qualifying children. For more details see Pub 596 below. 

Form 1040 and Attachments

Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form  Instructions
Use this form if you can't use Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A.
Schedule A
Schedule B
Itemized Deductions
Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Form  Instructions
The IRS combines both forms in a single electronic file, and also combines the instructions for both forms in a (different) single electronic file.
Schedule A: For more information see Your Itemized Deductions.
Schedule B: Most taxpayers don't need this schedule unless they have $1,500 or more of interest income, or $1,500 or more of ordinary dividend income.
Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business
Form  Instructions
Use to report income and deductions from a sole proprietorship (a business or profession of your own). For more information see Your Business.
Schedule C-EZ Net Profit from Business
Form & Instructions
You can use this easier version of Schedule C if you don't have a loss, have business expenses of $2,500 or less, and meet other requirements set forth at the top of this form.
Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses
Form  Instructions
Use to report sales or involuntary conversions of capital assets, capital gain distributions, and nonbusiness bad debts. If your only capital gains are distributions from mutual funds, see Form 1040 instructions for line 13 to determine whether you need this schedule. Also see Your Investments.
Schedule D-1 Continuation Sheet for Schedule D
Form
If you have too many sale transactions to fit on Schedule D, use one or more copies of this form to report the additional sales.
Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss
Form  Instructions
Use to report income and deductions from rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates and trusts, and residual interests in REMICs.
Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit Qualifying Child Information
Form & Instructions
File this schedule if you claim the earned income credit and you have one or more qualifying children. For more details see Pub 596 below.
Schedule F Profit or Loss from Farming
Form  Instructions
Schedule H Household Employment Taxes
Form  Instructions
If you had a household employee, you may need to file this schedule.
Schedule J Farm Income Averaging
Form  Instructions
Schedule R Credit for the Elderly or Disabled
Form  Instructions
This credit is available only if your income is below $25,000 (or a lower limit, depending on filing status) and you meet other requirements. For more details see Pub 524 below.
Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax
Form  Instructions
You may need to file this form if you have net earnings from self-employment. For more information see Your Business.

IRS Publications

The following IRS information publications provide additional guidance in preparing the forms on this page.

Pub 17 Your Federal Income Tax
Download (large download)
The granddaddy of IRS information publications, with close to 300 pages of general tax guidance, free for the asking. Much of the information here duplicates the guidance you'll find in more specific pubs, so if you have questions in only one or two areas you might look at those instead. You'll find links to more specific publications on other pages of Fairmark's Fast Form Finder.
Pub 524 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Download
Details concerning this credit.
Pub 552 Recordkeeping for Individuals
Download
Pub 596 Earned Income Credit
Download
Details concerning this credit.
Pub 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide
Download
More info for people required to file Schedule H.

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