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1040 Form Instructions

Download and print the Form 1040 Instructions

U.S. Individual Income tax Return Form 1040 Instructions

Fill out the form and include:Including Instructions for Schedules A, C, D, E, F, J, R and SE

Get a faster refund, reduce errors, and save paper. For more information on IRS e-file and Free File,
see Options for e-filing your returns in these instructions or click on IRS e-file at


You may have to report your capital gains and losses on the new Form 8949 and report the totals
on Schedule D. If you have foreign financial assets, you may have to file the new Form 8938.


If you file a paper return, you may be mailing it to a different address this year.


The IRS has created a page on for information about Form 1040 and its instructions at


About any future developments affecting Form 1040 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page.

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