2020 Tax Return Forms, Schedules

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2020 Forms you Enter and eFile

In order to give you more clarity on which form does what and when you may need it, we have broken this down into A: the Forms you need to provide section and B: tax forms the eFile tax app will generate for you based on your entries. However, there is a bid of grey zone. No worries we are here for you to navigate through this. In the right side column click on eFileIT or FileIT etc. to get more details on a form.

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Statement Forms like W-2, 1099, 1098 etc. you might receive by January 31, 2021 all depending your personal income sources or deductions etc. Gather these documents by using the"Prep-to-Tax-Prep checklist. Once you think you are good to go, start your eFile.com account and start entering the data from these forms. When done, the Tax App will then calculate your return, select the forms and create your 2020 IRS and or State Tax Return(s) for you.
After your entries are done in the eFile Tax App, just click Continue and the Tax App will auto-generate these 2020 Tax Return Forms for you. With a few exception, you might have to select some forms in the app. When done click and eFile the forms to the IRS and State(s).
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2020 Tax Forms you enter or the Tax App generates for you

A list of Tax Statements and Forms you received and enter. Plus all the forms the eFile.com tax app will can auto-generate for you based on your personal tax situation.

A: 2020 Income, Deduction, Forms You Provide
Frequently reported 2020 income and deduction form statements you might have received - most of them by January 31, 2021. Enter the data of these forms during the eFile.com step by step tax interview. As a result of that, the eFile Tax App will then auto-generate the 2020 Tax Return Forms for you based on your 2020 taxable income, deductions, credits etc. before you eFile your returns. You will not have to include these forms when you eFile, you do need to include them if you file them on paper.
Form
Description
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W-2 Forms you should receive by January 31, 2021. Enter the values on eFile.com. You will not have to submit these forms to the IRS when you e-File. Keep them with your tax records. 
Sample 1099 Forms you enter during the tax interview on eFile.com as part of preparing and e-Filing your Tax Return.
  • Stock Transactions and Sale of Assets - 1099-B
  • Debt Cancellation - 1099-C
  • Dividend Income - 1099-DIV
  • Unemployment - 1099-G
  • Tax Refunds and Other Government Payments - 1099-G
  • State and Local Refunds - 1099-G
  • Interest Earned - 1099-INT
  • Miscellaneous Income 1099-MISC
  • Nonemployee Compensation 1099-NEC
  • Interest Income - Schedule B 1099-OID
  • PATR, Patronage - Form 1099
  • Pensions and Retirement Plan Withdrawals 1099-R, 4852
  • Railroad Retirement Benefits -1099-RRB
  • Nonresident Alien Railroad Retirement Benefits - RBB-1042s
  • Sale of a House - 1099-S
  • Social Security - 1099-SSA
  • Nonresident Social Security Benefits - SSA-1042S
  • Health Savings Accounts - 1099-SA, 8889
  • How do these forms look like?

Once you have entered the dollar values on eFile.com, you will not have to submit these forms to the IRS when you e-File your return. Store them with your tax records.

Schedule-K
Sample Schedule-K Forms for business related income as the result of business tax return Forms 1065, 1120 and 1041.

Once you have entered the dollar values on eFile.com, you will not have to submit these forms to the IRS when you e-File your return. Store them with your tax records.

Schedules
Additional schedules e.g. Schedule-C, Schedule-E etc. are listed below in in the tax return form section below. Search for them by name or description.
You can enter Foreign Income and Credits etc. on eFile.com. Visit the link and the associated pages.
Tuition Statement: Taxable money a student receives to help in the pursuit of studies.
  • Payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses
  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year
  • Reimbursements, Refunds
  • How does this form look like?
Health Insurance Coverage Marketplace Statement
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Statement - 1095-A
  • Health Coverage - 1095-B
  • Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage - 1095-C
  • Self-Employed Health Insurance
1098
Mortgage Interest Statement
Student Loan Interest Statement
Your paid student loan interest and received by lender will be on this form. As the payer you might be able to deduct student loan interest you paid in 2020 on your income tax return. However, you may not be able to deduct the full amount of interest reported on the 1098-E statement. The eFile.com Tax App will find out for you when you prepare and eFile.
Receipts
For example for not reimbursed medical expenses, cash contributions, charity etc. For these qualifying deductions or expenses you will receive informal document e.g. receipts etc. You can enter the amounts while you prepare your return, but keep the documents as part of your 2020 tax records in case you get audited.
Deductions
Credits
Additional deduction statements and forms are listed in the tax return form section below. You can search them by name or form number. When you eFile your taxes on eFile.com you will be asked and prompted as well, so you do not overlook deductions and credits.
2019 AGI
Your 2019 Tax Return Adjusted Gross Income - AGI - is on Form 1040 Line 7 is the 2019 AGI. If you have your 2019 Return please look it up there. If you eFiled your 2019 Return via eFile.com it will be in your eFile.com Account.
If you need to get your 2019 AGI you can get it online via an IRS transcript. Options on how to obtain your 2019 AGI.
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B: 2020 Tax Return Forms by the Tax App
The eFile Tax App will auto-generate the following 2020 Tax Return Forms for you based on the data you entered on your 2020 taxable income, deductions, credits etc. before you eFile your returns.
1040
Individual Income Tax Return - 1040
Instructions
1040 Instructions
Schedule 1
Additional Income and Adjustments to Income - Schedule 1
Schedule 2
Additional Taxes
Schedule 3
Nonrefundable Credits - Schedule 3
Schedule A
Itemized Deductions
  • Medical and Dental Expenses: Do not include if reimbursed by others
  • Taxes You Paid: State and local taxes, State and local income taxes or general sales taxes, State and local real estate taxes, State and local personal property taxes
  • Interest You Paid: Home Mortgage Form 1098
  • Gifts to Charity: Noncash Charitable Contributions include Form 8283
  • Casualty and Theft Losses: Include Form 4684
  • Long Term Care Insurance Premium
  • Other Itemized Deductions
  • Self Employed Insurance, Retirement
  • How do these forms look like?
Schedule B
Capital Gains and Losses Did you dispose of any investment(s) in a qualified opportunity fund during the tax year? If “Yes,” attach Form 8949 and see its instructions for additional requirements for reporting your gain or loss.
  • Part I Short-Term Capital Gains and Losses—Generally Assets Held One Year or Less
  • Part II Long-Term Capital Gains and Losses—Generally Assets Held More Than One Year
  • Part III Summary
  • How does this form look like?

Short-term transactions reported on Form 1099-B. Short-term gain from Form 6252 and short-term gain or (loss) from Forms 4684, 6781, and 8824 . Net short-term gain or (loss) from partnerships, S corporations, estates and trusts from Schedule(s) K-1

Schedule C
Profit or Loss From Business - Sole Proprietorship
  • Part I Income
  • Part II Expenses
  • Part III Cost of Goods Sold
  • Part IV Information on Your Vehicle
  • Part IV Other Expenses
  • How does this form look like?

Partnerships generally file Form 1065

Schedule D
Interest and Ordinary Dividends From rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, REMICs.

Form 1099-INT, Form 1099-OID, 1099-DIV go here and $1,500 or more of taxable interest or ordinary dividends from a foreign account; or received a distribution from, or were a grantor of or a transferor to a foreign trust.

Schedule E
Supplemental Income and Loss From rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, REMICs.
  • Part I Income or Loss From Rental Real Estate and Royalties. Note: If you are in the business of renting personal property, use Schedule C (see instructions). If you are an individual, report farm rental income or loss from Form 4835 on page 2, line 40.
  • Part II Income or Loss From Partnerships and S Corporations.
  • Part III Income or Loss From Estates and Trusts.
  • Part IV Income or Loss From Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits - REMICs - Residual Holder
  • Part V Summary
  • How does this form look like?

Once you have entered the dollar values on eFile.com, you will not have to submit these forms to the IRS when you e-File your return. Store them with your tax records.

Sched. EIC
Earned Income Tax Credit - Schedule EIC
Schedule F
Farm Profit and Loss Statement - Schedule F:
  • Part I Farm Income—Cash Method
  • Part II Farm Expenses—Cash and Accrual Method
  • Part III Farm Income—Accrual Method
  • Part IV Principal Agricultural Activity code
  • How does the form look like?
  • Note: You may be able to avoid making tax estimate payments by e-Filing your return and paying your entire tax due on or before March 1, 2021 for your 2020 return.
Schedule H
Household Employment Taxes
Schedule J
Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen - Schedule J

Use Schedule J - Form 1040 - to elect to figure your 2020 income tax by averaging, over the previous 3 years - base years -, all or part of your 2020 taxable income from your trade or business of farming or fishing. This election may give you a lower tax if your 2020 income from farming or fishing is high and your taxable income for 1 or more of the 3 prior years was low. How does the form look like?

Schedule-K
Sample Schedule-K Forms for business related income as the result of business tax return Forms 1065, 1120 and 1041.

Once you have entered the dollar values on eFile.com, you will not have to submit these forms to the IRS when you e-File your return. Store them with your tax records.

Schedule R
Credit for Elderly or the Disabled - Schedule R
Sched. SCH
Net Operating Loss Carry-forward - Schedule-C-8995-A
Schedule SE
Self-Employment Tax
1040-C
Departing Alien Income Tax Return - 1040-C
Estimated Tax Payment for Individuals for Tax Year 2021. You can pay tax estimates online at the IRS site, thus you do not have to file this Form 1040-ES.
Estimated Tax Payments For Nonresident Alien Individuals for Tax Year 2021. You can pay tax estimates online at the IRS site, thus you do not have to file this Form 1040-ES.
1040-V
Payment Voucher. You can pay tax estimates online at the IRS site, thus you do not have to file this Form 1040-V.
Tax Amendment - Change, Amend Your Income Tax Return
1041
Schedule K-1 - Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. - 1041
1042
Annual Withholding Tax Return for U.S. Source Income of Foreign Persons
1042-S
Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding.

Most nonresident alien individual, nonresident alien fiduciary and or foreign corporation with income generated in the U.S must file a U.S. income tax return. However, no return is required to be filed by a nonresident alien individual, nonresident alien fiduciary, or foreign corporation if such person was not engaged in a trade or business in the United States at any time during the tax year and if the tax liability of such person was fully satisfied by the withholding of U.S. tax at the source. How does this form look like?

1065
Net Profit from Business - Sole Proprietorship.
1065
Schedule K-1 - Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. - 1065. See listed above under Schedule-K.
1120S
Schedule K-1 - Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. - 1120S. See listed above under Schedule-K.
Charity
Charity Contributions
  • On your 2020 return you can make a charitable deduction of up to $300 in 2020, even if you don't itemize. The gift must have gone directly to charity in cash rather than to a donor-advised fund or private foundation. Otherwise, you generally need to itemize to take the charitable deduction, which fewer people do since the standard deduction doubled a few years. The $300 you can enter when you eFile on eFile.com and it will show on line 10b of your 1040.
  • For all other charitable contribution see itemized deductions under Schedule A above
  • Charitable Contributions Carryovers from prior years
1310
Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer - 1310
2106
Employee Business Expenses - 2106
2120
Multiple Support Declaration - 2120
2210
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trust -2210
2210-F
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen - 2210-F
2350
Tax Extension for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad - 2350
2439
Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains - 2439
2441
Child and Dependent Care Expenses - 2441
2555
Foreign Earned Income - 2555
3800
General Business Credit - 3800
  • Part I Current Year Credit for Credits Not Allowed Against Tentative Minimum Tax
  • Part II Part II Allowable Credit
  • Part III General Business Credits or Eligible Small Business Credits
3903
Moving Expenses - 3903
4136
Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels - 4136
461
Limitation on Business Losses: Form 461 doesn’t exist for 2020 but will be issued beginning with 2021
4137
Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income - 4137
4255
Recapture of Investment Credit - 4255
4684
Casualties and Thefts - 4684
  • Section A: Personal Use Property (Use this section to report casualties and thefts of property not used in a trade or business or for income-producing purposes. You must use a separate Form 4684 (through line 12) for each casualty or theft event involving personal use property. If reporting a qualified disaster loss, see the instructions for special rules that apply before completing this section.
  • Section B: Business and Income Producing Property
  • Part I Casualty or Theft Gain or Loss
  • Part II Summary of Gains and Losses
  • Section C: Theft Loss Deduction for Ponzi-Type Investment Scheme Using the Procedures in Revenue
  • Part I Computatioin of Deduction
  • Part II Required Statements and Declarations
  • Section D: Election To Deduct Federally Declared Disaster Loss in Preceding Tax Year
  • Part I Election Statement
  • Part II Revocation of Prior Election
4562
Depreciation and Amortization - 4562
4797
Sales of Business Property - 4797
4835
Farm Rental Income and Expenses - 4835
4852
Substitute for Form W-2
4868
e-File Tax Extension for 2020 Income Tax Returns - 4868
4952
Investment Interest Expense Deduction - 4952
4970
Tax on Accumulation Distributions of Trusts - 4970
4972
Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions - 4972
5329
Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts
5405
First-Time Homebuyer Credit and Repayment of the Credit - 5405
5471
Schedule H - Current Earnings and Profits
5471
Schedule J - Accumulated Earnings & Profits of Controlled Foreign Corporation
5695
Residential Energy Credits - 5695
5884
Work Opportunity Credit - 5884
590
590-A Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Distributions
590-B Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
6198
Computation of Deductible Loss - 6198
6251
Alternative Minimum Tax - 6251
6252
Investment Sale Income - 6252
6781
Gains/Losses on Contracts & Straddles - 6781
8283
Noncash Charitable Contributions - 8283
8379
Injured Spouse Allocation
8396
Mortgage Interest Credit - 8396
8594
Asset Acquisition Statement Under Section 1060
8805
Foreign Partner’s Information Statement of Section 1446 Withholding Taxes
8606
Nondeductible IRAs
  • Part I Nondeductible Contributions to Traditional IRAs and Distributions From Traditional, SEP, and SIMPLE IRAs
  • Part II 2020 Conversions From Traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRAs to Roth IRAs
  • Part III Distributions From Roth IRA
  • Part IV Consent Election
8609
Low-Income Housing Credit Allocation
8615
Information Return by a Shareholder of a Passive Foreign Investment Company or Qualified Electing Fund
8621
Tax For Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income
8801
Credit For Prior Year Minimum Tax - 8801
8814
Parents' Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends - 8814
8815
Exclusion of Interest from Series EE Bonds 8815
8820
Orphan Drug Credit - 8820
8824
Like-Kind Exchanges - 8824
8826
Disabled Access Credit - 8826
8829
Expenses for Business Use of Your Home - 8829
8833
Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure - 8829
8834
Qualified Electric Vehicle Credit - 8834
8839
Qualified Adoption Expenses - 8839
8844
Empowerment Zone Credit - 8844
8846
Employer SS and Medicare Taxes Paid on Certain Employees - 8846
8853
Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contacts - 8853
8854
Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement - 8854
  • Part I General Information
  • Part II Initial Expatriation Statement for Persons Who Expatriated in 2020
  • Part III Annual Expatriation Statement for Persons Who Expatriated Before 2020
8857
Request for Innocent Spouse Relief - 8857
8859
Carryforward for District of Columbia First-Time Home-buyer Credit - 8859
8862
Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance - 8862
8863
Education Credits  - American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits - 8863
8865
Schedule K-1 - Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. - 8865
8880
Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions - 8880
8881
Employee Pension Plan - 8881
8882
Employee Child Care - 8882
8885
Health Coverage Tax Credit - 8885
8889
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) see 1099-SA - 8889
8896
Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Production Credit- 8896
8903
Domestic Production Activities Deduction - 8903
8912
Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds - 8912
8915
8915-A Qualified 2016 Disaster Retirement Distributions - 8915-A
8915-B Qualified 2017 Disaster Retirement Distribution - 8915-B
8917
Tuition and Fees Deduction - 8917
8936
Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit - 8936
8938
Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets - 8938
  • Part I Foreign Deposit and Custodial Accounts Summary
  • Part II Other Foreign Assets Summary
  • Part III Summary of Tax Items Attributable to Specified Foreign Financial Assets
  • Part IV Excepted Specified Foreign Financial Assets
  • Part V Detailed Information for Each Foreign Deposit and Custodial Account Included in the Part I Summary
8949
Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets - 8949
8958
Allocation of Tax Amounts Between Certain Individuals in Community Property States - 8958
8959
Additional Medicare Tax - 8959
8960
Net Investment Income Tax - 8960
8962
Premium Tax Credit
8994
Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
982
Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness
Alimony paid or received during 2020 or before
Crop Insurance and Disaster Payments Deferred
CGLY - Ministerial Income Computations
Combat Pay
Disaster Designation
Educator Expenses
Long Term Care Insurance etc.
Oil and Gas Depletion Worksheet
Self Employed
Self-Employed Health Insurance Premium and Pension Plans
An overview of Virtual Currencies and Income Taxes
C: 2020 Tax Return Paper Forms you Mail In
Click on the Form Number of Name and the file will load for you to complete, sign, download share of store on docuclix.com.
Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens with No Dependents
1040-NR
Sch. NEC
Tax on Income Not Connected to US Trade 1040-NR-Schedule-NEC
5074
8288-A
Statement of Withholding on Dispositions by Foreign Persons of U.S. Real Property Interests - 8288-A
8288-B
Application for Withholding Certificate for Dispositions by Foreign Persons of US Real Property Interests
8332
Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent - 8332. This form also applies to some tax benefits, including the child tax credit, additional child tax credit, and credit for other dependents. It doesn’t apply to other tax benefits, such as the earned income credit, dependent care credit, or head of household filing status.
8812
Schedule 8812: Additional Child Tax Credit - Form 1040

Caution: If you eFile Form 2555, stop here; you cannot claim the additional child tax credit!

8843
Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition - 8840
  • Part I General Information
  • Part II Teachers and Trainees
  • Part III Students
  • Part IV Professional Athletes
  • Part IV Individuals With a Medical Condition or Medical Problem
8850
8865
Return of U.S. Persons with Respect for Certain Foreign Partnerships - 8865

Currently, you can not eFile this Form. Complete, sign, download and mail it.

SS-8
Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding-SS-8

Previous Tax Year IRS, State Income Tax Forms

You can no longer e-File tax returns for the tax years 2019 and prior. If you plan to prepare and file a tax return or amendment for these years, you can complete and sign them here on eFile.com before you download, print, and mail the forms to the proper IRS mailing addresses for 2019 returns.

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