Tax Forms

Tax Forms

About Tax Forms

IRS tax forms are used for taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations to report financial information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States. They are used to report income, calculate taxes to be paid to the federal government of the United States, and disclose other information as required by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). There are over 800 various forms and schedules. The best-known of these is Form 1040 used by individuals. The Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, is the starting form for personal (individual) federal income tax returns filed with the IRS. The first Form 1040 was published for use for the tax years 1913, 1914, and 1915. Beginning with the tax year 1916, Form 1040 was converted to an annual form (i.e., updated each tax year with the new year printed on the form). The IRS used to mail tax booklets (Form 1040, instructions, and most common attachments) to all households prior to 2009.

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