Tax guide

Do I need a 1040 or 1040-A?

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.

Still have questions?

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Here's what we found in our blog for file online with 1040.com:

Keeping You Safe with e-File

E-filing is the safest way to handle your taxes. Here's why.

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Help Before You File

Confused about e-filing your taxes? Speed up your return filing with these tax tips.

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4 Things to Know About Online Banking

Heard the online banking buzz? Though traditional banks have their strengths, let's see what this online bank trend has to offer.

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Help Before You File

Some common mistakes on income tax returns - and how to avoid them.

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How e-File Protects your Tax Refund

Filing your taxes online is actually the safest way to handle your tax return, according to the IRS. Here's why!

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Make Personal Finances Part of Your Online Routine

With the advent of online banking, it ought to be easier than ever to monitor the status of our personal finances. No surprises, right? According to a recent survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, that's not the case for a significant number of taxpayers. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for the AICPA, found that more than half of the young adults (18 - 34 years old) they checked their social media accounts at least once a day (7.5 times was the average). The downside? Only 17 percent of them checked their bank accounts daily.

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What Do Clean Water and Online Taxes Have in Common?

Both 1040.com and Healing Waters International take the basics to the next level. Check out our video to see how.

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Calculate Your Health Care Costs

Use our handy online calculators to see what your costs will be - and what your costs will be for health insurance - and what your penalty might be if you don't have it.

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It’s not too good to be true. See what others are saying about filing taxes online with 1040.com