IRS Income Tax Form 1040 by Tax Years

History of
Form 1040

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. When you prepare and e-File with eFile.com, the proper 1040 form will be generated for you along with the information you enter during the tax interview. 2021 Tax Returns are due April 18, 2022; if you miss this deadline, e-file by October 17, 2022.

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 disconnected the "EZ" or "easy" versions of each Form 1040 to make the forms simpler instead of having multiple versions of each form.

IRS Form 1040

Form 1040 is revised each year by the IRS. You can click on any of the boxes 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 The outdated forms may be useful when filing a tax amendment or back taxes.

Future Tax Years:

Tax Forms for Tax Year 2022

Tax Forms for Tax Year 2023

Tax Forms for Tax Year 2024

Past Tax Years

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

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