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IRS Forms and Tax Resources

Certified Public Accountants (CPA) provide a majority of tax planning. However, there are several IRS forms you may need for preparation and compliance.

Important IRS Forms

The following IRS forms and online tax resources are the most commonly required forms. Read carefully which applies to you personally or your small business. Or, work with your tax preparer.

Common IRS Tax Forms

  • Form 1040 – U. S. Individual Income Tax Return
    • Schedule A – Itemized Deductions
      • Form 1098 – Mortgage Interest Statement
    • Schedule B – Interest and Ordinary Dividends
    • Schedule C – Profit or Loss From Business (Sole Proprietor)
    • Schedule D –  Capital Gains and Losses
      • Form 8949 – Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
    • Schedule E – Supplemental Income and Loss (rental real estate, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts)
  • Form 1040X – Amended U. S. Individual Income Tax Return
  • Form 1041 – U. S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts
  • Form 1065 – U. S. Return of Partnership Income
    • Schedule K-1 Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc.
  • Form 1120 – U. S. Corporation Income Tax Return
  • Form 1120S – U. S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation
    • Schedule K-1 Shareholder’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc.
  • Form 2441 – Child and Dependent Care Expenses
  • Form 2553 – Election by a Small Business Corporation
  • Form 2848 – Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
  • Form 4562 – Depreciation and Amortization
  • Form 4797 – Sale of Business Property
  • Form 4868 – Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U. S. Individual Income Tax Return
  • Form 7004 – Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax Returns
  • Form 709 – United States Gift Tax Return
  • Form 940 – Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return
  • Form 941 – Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return
  • Form 1099 – MISC – Miscellaneous Income
  • Form 1099 – INT – Interest Income
  • Form 1099 – DIV – Dividend Income
  • Form 1099 – R – Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit Sharing Plans, IRAs
  • Form SS-4 – Application for Employer Identification Number
  • Form W-2 – Wage and Tax Statement
  • Form W-4 – Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
  • Form W-9 – Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Common IRS Publications

Review these other state and local tax resources from common IRS publications.

If you’re not sure which forms are right for your small business or personal taxes, contact us for a free consultation.