What is Form 1040?

Form 1040 is the official Form for IRS income tax returns and is used by individuals to report the taxable income of United States residents. All income earned for the year and income reported on your W-2 and/or 1099s must be reported on Form 1040 to calculate as part of AGI for the year and is reduced by reporting qualified expenses to reach an individual’s taxable income.

As a US resident, you are required to file the 1040 Form for the previous year. There are 5 categories or statuses under which a filer can file Form 1040 for most taxpayers. Filing the 1040 Form may come with benefits but may also have negative impacts if the filer does not file the Form correctly. Tax2efile helps file personal federal income tax returns filed by United States residents for the filing status Single with a gross income of at least $12,550. (Under 65) or $14,250 (65 or older).

How to e-file Form 1040 with Tax2efile

  • Create your free account and select Form 1040
  • Enter your personal information (Name, Address, SSN, DOB)
  • Enter Employer information
  • Enter Federal Tax information
  • Enter Deductions and Credits information and select any one of the Filer Authentication methods
  • Enter Third Party Designee & Paid Preparer Info (if applicable)
  • Enter Back Account and payment Information
  • Review and submit to IRS
  • Receive email confirmation

See more Form 1040 Instructions

What do you need to e-file Form 1040 with Tax2efile?

To file Form 1040 online, the taxpayers must gather all documents such as:

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  • Personal information (Name, Address, SSN)
  • Details from your streams of income
  • Tax credits and tax deductions information
  • Information of your past tax return
  • Bank account information


The deadline to file Form 1040 is on April 15th of the following year. If April 15th falls on a weekend or a national holiday, the deadline moves to the following business day. Failing to file a 1040 Form tax return could result in a penalty from the IRS.

Need more time to file?

To request more time to file your Form 1040, the individual will need to file Form 4868. The IRS will automatically process an extension of 6 months to collect all of your information and file your tax returns. However, an estimate of the individual owed tax must be paid on or before April 15th.

Still Have Questions?

The IRS processes a refund within two to three weeks from the date the return was submitted but can be received much quicker if the direct debit option is selected.

Yes, Tax2efile supports combined federal and state.

That is not a problem, you can have your refund mailed as a check to your home address. You will always have the option to have your check mailed to your house regardless of if you are filing electronically or sending your return by mail.

Yes, the extension Form 4868 is used to request more time to file your 1040 Form. Tax2efile can also help with filling out Form 4868.

The deadline is April 18th of each year. If the due date falls on a weekend or a holiday the deadline will be on the next business day.

You can see the instructions of Form 1040 by clicking on www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf.

The filing fee to file Form 1040 is free for most states but may have a small fee for certain states.

Contact your employer and request a W-2.

If you have more questions, please refer to our FAQ page.

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