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Form 1040 and 1040-NR, 1040-NR-EZ

A full list of tax forms, including 1040 Forms, you can prepare and e-File for your 2020 Tax Return. 2020 Tax Forms you can complete but not eFile for 2020 and mail them to the IRS. Select your state(s) from this state income tax page.

Forms 1040

What is IRS Form 1040?

The Form 1040 is the base IRS income tax form - and first page - of a Federal or IRS income tax return for a given tax year; the 1040 form changes by tax year. An income tax return is filed or e-Filed annually, usually by April 15 of the following year of the tax year. Depending of your personal tax situation, there are many other forms and schedules as part of your complete tax return.

Most United States citizens will report their information on Form 1040. However, a nonresident alien may have to use Form 1040-NR.

An alien is a person who is not a U.S. citizen or national. A nonresident alien is an alien who has not passed the green card test or the substantial presence test. A nonresident alien is also not engaged in a trade or business in the United States and has US income on which the tax liability was not satisfied by the withholding of tax at the source.

Read IRS Publication 519 for a detailed tax guide for aliens and information on foreign earned income.

When you prepare and e-file your return with eFile.com, you don't have to select any forms. Simply take a short online tax interview and we will automatically prepare your respective 1040 return based on the information you provide.

Below, find the many types of 1040 forms, a brief description of each, and instructions on how to file.

Form
Description
How to File
1040
If you are not sure if you have to file a tax return at all, use this free FILEucator tool to find out. The Form 1040 is used to report your income for a given tax year.
eFileIT on eFile.com! between January and October 15 after a given tax year. April 15, 2021 is the deadline.
Nonresident U.S. aliens who are required to file an income tax return must use 1040-NR. For details, read the instructions at the end of the Form 1040-NR.
FileIT! Can not be e-Filed on eFile.com. Complete and sign the form online before mailing to the address listed on the form.
As a nonresident U.S. alien, you might qualify to file 1040NR-EZ if you do not have dependents. For details, open the form and read the instructions.
Important: As of 2020, the 1040-NR-EZ had been made obsolete. The IRS has simplified the 1040-NR, which will be used instead. The 1040-NR-EZ may be used for filing a previous year return.
FileIT! Can not be e-Filed on eFile.com. Complete and sign the form online before mailing to the address listed on the form.
1040-SR
US Income Tax Return for seniors: If you and/or your spouse are 65 or over as of December 31, 2020, the eFile.com will pick Form 1040-SR for you; you don't have to worry about it. Plus, the tax app will apply for the standard deductions for seniors. You can review your tax return before you eFile.
eFileIT on eFile.com! It's due by April 15, 2021, however it can be eFiled until October 15. Tax penalties might apply after April 15 apply if you owe taxes.
1040-C
U.S. Departing Alien Income Tax Return. If you, as an alien, intend on leaving the United States, file or eFile this form to report income and pay any potential tax liability.
eFileIT on eFile.com! by April 15, 2021 or October 15. You might be subject to a late filing and/or late payment tax penalty if you owe taxes.
Estimated Income Tax Payments for individuals. Instead of filing the form 1040-ES, you can pay your estimated taxes online. Otherwise, you can complete and mail a payment voucher to the IRS.
PayIT Online for the current calendar year and you don't have to mail in the form.
US Estimated Tax for Nonresident Alien Individuals. Pay it online instead of mailing in the form.
PayIT Online for the current calendar year. No need to send in the form in that case.
Payment Voucher used to send your check or money order for a balance due to the IRS. Pay it online to avoid mailing the form in the mail.
PayIT Online - use the different online payment options to pay your IRS taxes. In that case, you don't need to mail in form 1040-V.
File this form if you, as a resident of Puerto Rico, or spouse (if filing a joint return) had net earnings from self-employment (from other than church employee income) of $400 or more. Or, a taxpayer and spouse - if married filing jointly - had church employee income of $108.28 or more. Or, does not have to file Form 1040 with the United States. Instructions For Bona Fide Residents Of Puerto Rico Who Must File 1040 or 1040-SR Income Tax Return.
FileIT! Can not be e-Filed on eFile.com.
IRS Self-Employment Tax Return Including the Additional Child Tax Credit for Bona Fide Residents of Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
FileIT! Can not be e-Filed on eFile.com.
IRS Tax Amendment Form for the current tax year and back taxes. If you e-Filed the current tax year return, you can complete a tax amendment via your eFile.com account. Otherwise, you will need to complete the form online.
Complete, sign the form 1040-X online on eFile.com. The eFileIT option will be available later in the year.
A list of state income tax returns you can e-File by state with your IRS Return on eFile.com
Just look for the eFileIT link on the state pages.
A list of 2020 Tax Year tax forms you can eFile. Just look for the eFileIT link.
1040 Forms for previous tax years or back taxes.
Back taxes cannot be e-Filed to the IRS. Complete and sign the form online on eFile.com.
The History on how Form 1040 evolved

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