Cat. No. 11320B 1040 2018 Page 2 Form 1040 2018 Attach Form s W-2. Also attach Form s W-2G and 1099-R if tax was withheld. Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2018 Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Filing status Single Married filing jointly Your first name and initial Qualifying widow er Your social security number Someone can claim you as a dependent If joint return spouse s first name and initial Spouse is blind Head of household IRS Use Only Do not write or...
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Who needs 2016 IRS 1040 form?

All US residents and citizens must file form 1040 known as the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. Form 1040 is considered to be a standard form, but has a number of variations, each designed for particular group of taxpayers.

What is form 1040 for?

Form 1040 is an important document to be filed by all individuals to reveal their earnings for the year. This is done for three main reasons. First, it is important to find out how much tax should be withheld from the individual's earnings. Secondly, it is done to check whether the person should be given a tax refund. Finally, form 1040 is filed to see whether a taxpayer owes money.

Is form 1040 accompanied by other forms?

As a rule, form 1040 is followed by a W-2 form that an individual may get from the employer. Also there are forms W-2G and 1099-R that must accompany form 1040 only if the tax was withheld.

When is form 1040 due?

Every individual must file form 1040 by April, 18, 2017.

How do I fill out form 1040?

In total, form 1040 consists of 79 lines. In 2016 some of these fields have undergone changes. Thus, before filing the form check:

  • Delivery service details

  • Electronic PIN information

  • The amount of educator expenses

  • Mileage rate

  • Itemized deduction amount in section tax and credits

  • Tax exemptions

  • Other taxes

  • Payments and refunds

Be attentive making calculations. Use instructions provided for each form.

Where do I send form 1040?

Once your form 1040 is completed, send it to IRS website.

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Hi this is Evan Hutcheson and I'm going to go over the basic 1040 tax return I will just kind of go over a grand overview of these two pages of this 1040 I'm not going to go over the other schedules and forms this is the form that everything flows into so no matter what you're going to have to file a Form 1040 if you're filing US income tax return you might not have to file any more schedules or forms but everything that you do file flows into this form right here so it's two pages long as I said this is kind of what it looks like and the final final numbers are right here you're either going to get a refund or you're going to owe and that's what all this is about so if we start at the top we'll put your name John Doe and your social right here John Doe does not have a spouse he lives on one two three Main Street he has no dependents if you had a spouse oh go right here if you had dependent ill we go right here and that would increase his exemptions so it's just him so it says one personal exemption and we'll get to that in just a second the next portion of the return is the income portion now there are many different kinds of income that needs to be reported on your income tax return one of the main ones and one of the ones that most a lot of people are only familiar with or is the w2 income some people just get a w-2 and they're used to just filing it and getting a refund because usually there's enough federal income tax being withheld to cover their wages now if you have a w-2 Box one would go right here and your federal income tax withholding so I think it's box three would go down here on page two federal income tax withheld from forms w2 right here then you have taxable interest tax-exempt interest some interest is not taxable by the federal government if it's not taxable it would go in line 8 B if it is taxable or whether or not is taxable actually it'll go on a day but if it is I'm sorry if it is taxable to go on a day if it's not taxable to go on 8 B same thing with dividends you have to pay taxes on the dividends that you earn if you have qualified dividends they get a preferential tax rate of either 0 percent or 15 percent depending on your normal tax rate your qualified dividends would go right there on line 9 B but they would also go on line 9 a some other sources I'll just kind of hit the main ones to my knowledge at least the ones that I run into the most alimony received if you get alimony it is taxable if you pay out alimony its text deductible so if you pay it out it you could put it right here and of course they're going to want who you pay it to social security number so they can look at that person's return and make sure they're claiming it is income right here business income would go right here this is if you're a single member LLC or a sole proprietor you would put your earnings and your deductions on Schedule C which flows to this line 12 of the 1040 now if you do have Schedule C income or if you have partnership and...