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Major Changes to Federal Income Tax Forms

Changes to Forms 1040 and 1040 A, U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns, and Form 1040 EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers with No Dependents

Following the most expansive tax law changes in 30 years, the IRS created a shorter, simpler Form 1040 for the 2019 tax season. The new Form 1040 will replace the current Form 1040 as well as the Form 1040A and the Form 1040EZ.

The new Form 1040 uses a "building block" approach, in which the tax return is reduced to a simple form. That form can be supplemented with additional schedules if needed. Taxpayers with straightforward tax situations would only need to file this new 1040 with no additional schedules.

        Form 1040U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

        Schedule 1 Additional Income & Adjustments to Income

        Schedule 2Tax (Additional Taxes)

        Schedule 3Non-Refundable Credits

        Schedule 4Other Taxes

        Schedule 5Other Payments and Refundable Credits

        Schedule 6Foreign Address and Third-Party Designee