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In depth information on tax filing, federal income taxes, state income taxes and where to download IRS tax forms.

To be successful and wind up with the expected optimum results, every project requires preparations and filing for income tax is no different. I remember a time when I had to run to the post office or the library to get the forms that I needed. Inevitably, a form or two were always forgotten and that meant a second and sometimes even a third trip to the post office or the library. And, of course, we had to pay close attention to their schedules or we would end up at their padlocked front doors. We then had to fill all these forms out by hand or on a typewriter. If we wanted to retain copies of what we were sending off we would either have to fill all these forms out in duplicates or go find a place that would mimeograph them. The whole process was a huge pain in the neck but I am dating myself here, aren’t I?

Tax FormsIn today’s computer era and the Internet filing for income tax is still not necessarily a happy occasion but it certainly is much easier because it can all be accomplished from the comfort of your own home at your own personal computer. Today, I can walk up to my computer at any time of the day or night and just download IRS tax forms and print them. And if I forget a form or two there is no problem. I, once again, just walk up to my computer any time of the day or night and just download the forgotten IRS tax form and print it.

The following is what you need to do in preparation before actually downloading your IRS tax forms:

Be sure to have a working printer connected to your personal computer.
You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software, 3.01 or later version that requires 30 MB of drive space and runs on DOS, Windows, Macintosh and Unix. If you do not already have it on your computer, please go to the Adobe Acrobat website and downloaded for free. If you have an earlier version, please update it through the same website.

Collect all your tax records and decide which tax forms you will need for your deductions, your credits and any other filing categories that specifically apply to your tax situation.

Tax Form 1040If you have already receive a package from IRS check to see if the forms that you need are in it. If you have not received any or some of the forms that you need make note of it.

You have completed the preparations and it is now time to download the IRS tax forms that you will need:

Go to the IRS Forms and Publications Resource website at http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html to look for the forms you wish to download one form at a time. You can do your search by: form and instruction numbers, publication numbers, topical indexes, dates posted on IRS.gov, previous years, other-media formats or the directory list of filenames.
Find the form you need. Scroll down the list and click to select. You can choose more than one file by holding down the Control (Ctrl) button as you and clicking of the various files that you want.

Click on “Review Selected Files” at the bottom and a list of the files you selected will come into view.

Click on a file and it will download onto your computer. When the form that was just downloaded appears on your computer screen, you will be able to fill it out on the screen prior to printing it out on your printer.

To print either the filled-out form or a blank form just click on the printer option in the Adobe Acrobat toolbar.

Please be aware that downloading and printing the IRS tax forms only provides you with printed tax forms and is not part of the e-filling process. If you want to e-file you will need to click on the IRS e-file link from the Forms and Publications page.

How to Fill Out Your Tax Forms


Filling Out Tax Form 1040: Box-By-Box

Welcome to Form 1040, the king-daddy of all federal income tax forms.

Will you be itemizing deductions, do you have numerous income tax adjustments, can you claim several tax credits? If this is your first time preparing your own 1040, Don't be intimidated.

The 1040 gives you many more opportunities than the other 1040ez form to cut your tax bill and keep more of your cash!

Sharpen your pencil, Here's a box-by-box guide to filling out Tax Form 1040.

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