Form 1040A, Individual Income Tax Return
What is Form 1040A?
IRS Form 1040A is one of three primary forms you can use to file your federal income tax return. Form 1040A is a shorter version of the more detailed Form 1040, but is more complex than the simple 1040-EZ form.
All taxpayers can use Form 1040. However, to use Form 1040A you must satisfy a number of requirements, including having taxable income of $100,000 or less, and claiming the standard deduction rather than itemizing.
What is the difference between Forms 1040 and 1040A?
- The filing status and exemptions section of Form 1040A is similar to the corresponding section on Form 1040.
- Due to the limited types of income you can receive and the limited adjustments to income you can make on Form 1040A, the income and adjusted gross income sections of Form 1040A are much shorter.
- One of the most significant differences between the two forms is that you can itemize deductions on Form 1040, but not on Form 1040A.
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