What Are Tax Forms?
Income tax forms are the official government documents the IRS requires you to fill out when you file your taxes. Usually the more complicated your finances are the more tax forms you may need to fill out.
On top of the federal tax forms, many states and cities have their own tax forms you may need to complete. Often times, the local tax forms are modeled after the federal forms.
Where To Get IRS Tax Forms?
You can download tax forms from many places, including the IRS website. Many of those sites don’t help you fill out the forms, however. They also don’t offer a maximum refund guarantee, which is available through TaxAct.
Below is a list of the most common IRS tax forms you may need to file your taxes.
Informational Tax Statements
What Are Tax Schedules?
Tax schedules are another type of tax form you may be required to prepare and submit with your tax return when you have certain types of income or deductions.
That can include income from interest, the sale of property, or charitable contributions. Here’s a list of common schedules.
- Schedule A Tax Form – Report Itemized Deductions
- Schedule B Tax Form – Interest & Dividend Income
- Schedule C Tax Form – Self Employed Income
- Schedule D Tax Form – Capital Gain or Losses
- Schedule E Tax Form – Real Estate Gain or Losses
- Schedule SE Tax Form – Self-employment Tax
- Schedule K-1 – Business Tax Form