Personal Tax -> Federal Individual Income Tax Return Forms
There are three forms normally used for filing individual federal income tax returns. The links below are to pdf files on the IRS website.
Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents - this is the simplest form to fill out.
Use the 1040EZ if:
Note re nonresident aliens: If you were a nonresident alien at any time in the tax year, your filing status must be married filing jointly to use Form 1040EZ. Otherwise, you may have to use Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ (links below). Specific rules apply to determine if you were a nonresident or resident alien. See Publication 519 for details, including the rules for students and scholars who are aliens.
U.S. Individual Income Tax Return - using this form, you cannot itemize deductions
Use the 1040A if:
U.S. Individual Income Tax Return - this is the most detailed income tax return to fill out.
Use the 1040 if:
IRS Topic 352 - Which Form - 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ? - If , after reading the articles on the three forms, you are not clear on which form to use, see this information on the IRS website.
Less commonly used income tax return forms:
All forms - IRS website
Revised: March 21, 2018
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