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Taxpayers only need a Form 1040 and any additional schedules or forms to file their taxes; Forms 1040-A and 1040EZ have been retired due to Congress simplifying the Form 1040.

Online tax filing with 1040.com won’t be affected, however, since information is gathered in the tax walkthrough and then inserted into the correct forms behind the scenes. If you would like to review your official Form 1040 and additional forms, 1040.com users can preview their tax returns for free before filing.

The Form 1040 was simplified in hopes of reducing the form to the size of a postcard, easing the burden of tax filing for millions of working Americans. The new Form 1040 uses a “building blocks” system of extra forms and schedules to report information not included on the main form. However, e-filing is still the easiest way to file with the least likelihood of calculation errors.

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