Form 1040–U.S. Individual Income Tax Return is mandatory for everyone who needs to file a tax return. Same as any other tax season, in the 2021 tax season, it must be filed by April 15 unless the taxpayer files an extension.
If you’ve never filed a tax return in the past and you’re a first-time filer, it can be quite confusing. Once you understand a little bit about the U.S. tax code, you can get everything done easily. We suggest reading our articles related to tax to learn how to handle taxes by yourself.
As for the 2021 Form 1040, there isn’t any difference between the previous years. The tax return you’re going to file is still going to be the same it is. There are two ways you can file a Form 1040 in 2021. You can either file on paper and mail it to the IRS or file with an e-file provider.
Although you’re probably here to obtain the paper version of Form 1040, we suggest electronic filing as it takes less time. Not only you will be able to file a tax return much faster but also the IRS is going to process your tax return at an earlier date.
However, e-filing isn’t an option for everyone. If your tax return includes a tax form that cannot be filed electronically, you must file a paper Form 1040. For example, if your employer hasn’t furnished you with a W2 and you want to file taxes anyway, you must fill out a Form 4852. Since this tax form, the Substitute for Form W2, cannot be filed electronically, you must file a paper tax return.
Paper Form 1040 PDF
Whether you want to or are required to file a paper tax return, you can obtain the printable Form 1040 for the 2021 tax season. You will file this tax form for the income you’ve earned during 2020.
While the below Form 1040 is as PDF, you can just fill out online and print out with your information on it. Even though paper Forms 1040 are more prone to errors, Form 1040 you fill out will be easy to read when filling out online.
Besides, even if you enter any wrong amount on your tax return, you can just go back and delete what you’ve entered. This is perhaps the best thing about filling out a Form 1040 on a computer. You don’t need to use a computer to fill out the below Form 1040 though. It works on tablets and smartphones as well. Any device where you can preview PDF files, you can fill out 2021 Form 1040.
To download Form 1040 after filling out, click the download button on the upper right corner. You can also print out without the need for a download. Click the printer icon to print out a free copy. You can also print either the first or second page. You don’t need to print both pages.