Fillable Form 1040 Income Tax Return (2019)

Form 1040 or the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return is used by taxpayers to file an annual income tax return.

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What is Form 1040?

Form 1040 is your US Individual Tax Return. It is an IRS form that US citizens use to file their income tax returns.

For most people, to determine whether you should file Form 1040 or not, consult the chart below.

If your filing status is…

AND at the end of 2019, you were…

THEN file a return if your gross income was at least…

- Single

- under 65

- 65 or older

- $12,200

- $13,850

- Married filing jointly

- under 65 (both spouses)

- 65 or older (one spouse)

- 65 or older (both spouses)

- $24,400

- $25,700

- $27,000

- Married filing separately

- any age

- $5

- Head of household

- under 65

- 65 or older

- $18,350

- $20,000

- Qualifying widow(er)

- under 65

- 65 or older

- $24,400

- $25,700


You should also file a tax return if you are eligible for any of the following credits.
If you do not have to file a tax return, it is still advisable to file one to receive a refund of any federal income tax withheld.

  • Earned income credit
  • Additional child tax credit
  • American opportunity credit
  • Credit for federal tax on fuels
  • Premium tax credit
  • Health coverage tax credit

How to Fill Out Form 1040?

In filing out your Form 1040, use a standard size sheet of paper.

Also, make sure to provide the correct information because inaccurate information can delay your refund or can result in notices being sent to you by the IRS.

Do not forget to also sign the form and write the date you accomplished it.

Form 1040 contains the taxpayer’s information about their filing status, income, income deductions, taxes, payments, refunds, and the amount you owe.

The form guides you through the process of filing your taxable income, taxes, payments, refunds, and the amount you owe.

Provide your information about what is being asked.

I. Filing Status

A. Marital status

1. Single
2. Married filing jointly
3. Married filing separately
4. Head of household
5. Qualifying widow(er)


B. Name

1. First name and middle initial
2. Last name

C. Social security number

D. Spouse’s name

1. First name and middle initial
2. Last name

E. Spouse’s social security number
F. Home address (number and street). If you have a P.O. box, see instructions

1. Home address (number and street). If you have a P.O. box, see instructions
2. Apartment number
3. City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code. If you have a foreign address, also complete spaces below (see instructions)
4. Foreign country name
5. Foreign province/state/county
6. Foreign postal code

G. Presidential Election Campaign
Your tax or refund would not be affected whether you check the box or not.

H. If more than four dependents, see instructions and check here

II. Standard Deduction

A. Dependents
B. Age/Blindness

III. Income

1. Wages, salaries, tips, etc. Attach Form(s) W-2
2. Tax-exempt interest

a. Tax-exempt interest
b. Taxable interest. Attach Schedule B if required

3. Qualified dividends

a. Qualified dividends
b. Ordinary dividends. Attach Schedule B if required

4. IRA distributions

a. IRA distributions
b. Taxable amount
c. Pensions and annuities
d. Taxable amount

5. Social security benefits

a. Social security benefits
b. Taxable amount

6. A capital gain or (loss). Attach Schedule D if required. If not required check here

IV. Total Income and Adjusted Gross Income

7. Other income from schedule 1, line 22

a. Other income from schedule 1, line 22
b. Add lines 1, 2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6, and 7a. This is your total income

8. Adjustments to income from Schedule 1, line 22

a. Adjustments to income from Schedule 1, line 22
b. Subtract line 8a from line 7b. This is your adjusted gross income

V. Tax and Credits

9. Standard deduction or itemized deductions (from Schedule A)
10. Qualified business income deduction. Attach Form 8995 or Form 8995-A
11. Add lines 9 and 10

a. Add lines 9 and 10
b. Taxable income. Subtract line 11a from line 8b. If zero or less, enter -0-

12.Tax (see instructions) Check if any from Form(s)

a. Tax (see instructions) Check if any from Form(s)

i. 8814
ii. 4972
iii. ______

b. Subtract line 8a from line 7b. This is your adjusted gross income

13. Add Schedule 2, line 3, and line 12a and enter the total

a. Child tax credit or credit for other dependents
b. Add Schedule 3, line 7, and line 13a and enter the total

14.Subtract line 13b from line 12b. If zero or less, enter -0-
15.Other taxes, including self-employment tax, from Schedule 2, line 10
16. Add lines 14 and 15. This is your total tax

VI. Payments

17. Federal income tax withheld from Forms W-2 and 1099
18. Other payments and refundable credits:

a. Earned income credit (EIC)
b. Additional child tax credit. Attach Schedule 8812
c. American opportunity credit from Form 8863, line 8
d. Schedule 3, line 14
e. Add lines 18a through 18d. These are your total other payments and refundable credits

19. Add lines 17 and 18e. These are your total payments

VII. Refunds

20. If line 19 is more than line 16, subtract line 16 from line 19. This is the amount you overpaid
21. Amount of line 20 you want to be refunded to you. If Form 8888 is attached, check here

a. Amount of line 20 you want to be refunded to you. If Form 8888 is attached, check here
b. Routing number
c. Type

i. Checking
ii. Savings

d. Account number

22. Amount of line 20 you want to be applied to your 2020 estimated tax

VIII. Amount You Owe

23. Amount you owe. Subtract line 19 from line 16. For details on how to pay, see instructions
24. Estimated tax penalty (see instructions)

IX. Third-Party Designee

A. “Do you want to allow another person (other than your paid preparer) to discuss this return with the IRS? See instructions

1. Yes. Complete below
2. No

B. Designee’s name
C. Phone number
D. Personal identification number (PIN)

X. Sign Here

A. Your signature
B. Date
C. Your occupation
D. If the IRS sent you an Identity Protection PIN, enter it here (see instructions)
E. Spouse’s signature. If a joint return both must sign.
F. Date
G. Spouse’s occupation
H. Phone number
I. Email Address
J. If the IRS sent your spouse an Identity Protection PIN, enter it her

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