IRS Income Tax Form 1040 by Tax Years

History of
Form 1040

Since 1913, American taxpayers have used Form 1040 to prepare and file their taxes, even through recent years where individuals can file online or e-file their tax returns. With the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which allows the collection of income tax, IRS Form 1040 became commonplace.

There are a few versions of the Form 1040 for United States citizens. The main two are the generic Form 1040 used by the majority of Americans and the Form 1040-SR for seniors used by American citizens over the age of 65. In recent years, the IRS removed or discontinued the 1040-EZ ( "EZ" or "easy") and 1040-A versions of each Form 1040 to make the form simpler instead of having multiple versions of each form. There is also the 1040-NR for nonresident aliens.

Additional Resources:

When you e-File your tax return with, the proper 1040 form will be generated for you along with the information you enter during the tax interview. Current year taxes are due on the April IRS tax deadline; if you miss this deadline, get it done by the October IRS deadline.

IRS Form 1040

Form 1040 is revised each year by the IRS. You can click on any of the links below to see how the Form 1040 has changed over time. The outdated forms may be useful when filing a tax amendment or back taxes.

Current Tax Year:

Tax Forms for Tax Year 2023

Future Tax Years:

Tax Forms for Tax Year 2024
Tax Forms for Tax Year 2025
Tax Forms for Tax Year 2026
Tax Forms for Tax Year 2027

Past Tax Years

Tax Form
Tax Year

*The 1913 Form was re-used for the years 1914 and 1915. In 1916, the IRS began releasing unique versions for every year.