IRS Income Tax Form 1040 by Tax Years
Since 1913, American taxpayers have used Form 1040 to prepare and file 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 (learn more about the history of taxes in the United States).
Form 1040 has been revised until it evolved into its present state.
*- The 1913 form was used for years 1914 and 1915. The IRS did not begin to release versions for every year until 1916.