IRS Form 1040: What Is It?

U.S. taxpayers use the IRS 1040 form to file their annual income tax returns. You report your income and deductions on the 1040 form to determine whether you have to pay taxes or receive a refund. It may be necessary to attach additional forms, also known as schedules, depending on the type of income you need to report.

To get started, download the 1040 form.

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