“Specializing in researching and preparing current and
multiple prior year tax returns”
Form 1040 is the standard Federal Income Tax Form used to
report an individual’s gross income (e.g., money, goods, property, and
services). It is also known as “ the long form” because it is more extensive
than the shorter 1040A and 1040EZ. Also unlike the other forms, the 1040 allows
taxpayers to claim numerous expenses and credits, itemize deductions and adjust
income. While the 1040 may take longer to complete, it benefits taxpayers by
giving them more opportunities to lower their tax bills.
Form 1040, with payment, is due by April 15th. A
six-month extension may be granted (with Form 4868) for late filing, but
payments must still be made by April 15th.