IRS Form 1040 E-filing Services
Tax2efile provides taxpayers a simple and secured way of e-filing Form 1040. If your filing status is “single” and you are under the age of 65, provided you have your W2 form, you can use Tax2efile to e-file your 1040 form. The W2 is the form the employer receives each January reporting their wages & withholding. Tax2efile makes your filing stress-free. Our team will help you in e-filing your IRS Form 1040 with ease and process the application promptly.
Form 1040 e-filing requirements & Due Dates
Here are 1040 Tax Forms details including: 1040 filing requirements; 1040 filing due dates and how to file tax extensions.
Form 1040 e-filing Requirements
For instructions regarding Forms 1040 and 1040-SR, refer to the general instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf. These instructions include additional information about 1040 requirements, paper filing and line instructions. Filers of Forms 1040 and 1040-SR may be required to file electronically.
Section 6012(a)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that any person, “requires that every individual who earns a threshold level of income must file a tax return” and that “failure to file an income tax return subjects an individual to criminal penalty.” You’re required to file a return for 2020 if you have a certain amount of gross income. Gross income requirements for each filing status are:
- Single with a gross income of at least $12,400 (under 65) or $14,250 (65 or older)
The W-2 tax form shows the amount of taxes withheld from your paycheck for the year and is used to file your federal tax return. Once the employer processes the W2 form, SSA (Social Security Administration) processes it, they then transmit the federal tax information to the IRS. Since the IRS receives a copy of the W-2 from the employer, if the amount reported on the W-2 does not match the amount reported on Form 1040, the IRS may get suspicious. The IRS uses Form W-2 to track an employee's tax liability, and the form has come to be seen as a formal proof of income. The employee receives three copies of Form W-2: one for their records, one for the federal tax return, and one for the state tax return.
If you are a calendar year filer and your tax year ends on December 31, the due date for filing your federal individual income tax return is generally April 15th of each year. If your due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday, the due date is moved to the next business day.