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What Is Form 1040a Needed for?

1040a Form is a document that is used by those who pay taxes to cover various deductions. It is shorter than the 1040 and includes the most common tax return information. This year, the requirements for the form has changed, and you need to read the new explanatory instructions, instead of the older 1040a 2015 variant.

Basically, every person who has an income of less than one hundred thousand dollars needs to fill out this blank. Additional details on the document are provided below:

  1. In this blank, you can make a claim for standard deductions.
  2. This sample allows the reporting of unemployment compensation, social security payments, pensions, taxable scholarships, salaries etc.
  3. You can make a claim for credits related to education, children or dependent expenses or retirement.

By filling out this form electronically, you will speed up the process of filing your tax return.

How to Complete 1040A Form Digitally

The file contains a number of personal and payment details, together with healthcare and insurance information. Be sure to provide correct and up-to-date data. You need to have numerous supporting documents, such as your identification papers, information about your income, insurance card etc. As long as you have all the required items before you fill out the document, it should be relatively quick and easy to complete.

Open the template and follow the next steps:

  1. Select the “Text” tool and put the answer box in the appropriate cell. It resizes in accordance with the number of the words you type in.
  2. Provide your and your spouse’s name (if you apply for a joint return).
  3. Also, you have to provide your marital status, social security number, the specification of the exemptions you are applying for and a list of your dependants.
  4. In addition to that, it is necessary to specify your income. To support the provided data, add the W2 and 1099-R.
  5. Specify your taxes, payments, and credit history in the next sheet.
  6. Sign the sample, and add the current date to it using the “Date” and “My Signature” fields.
  7. Save all changes, download the file and send it to the IRS by e-mail.

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