The 2019 tax season has seen significant changes not only to the tax law but to the tax forms. Perhaps one of the biggest changes is the reduction in the size of the form 1040.
You can read more about these changes on the official IRS.gov website:
According to IRS.gov:
Form 1040 is used by U.S. taxpayers to file an annual income tax return.
For Tax Year 2018, you will no longer use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ, but instead will use the redesigned Form 1040. Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules.
However, if your return is more complicated (for example you claim certain deductions or credits, or owe additional taxes) you will need to complete one or more of the new Form 1040 Schedules. Below is a general guide to what Schedule(s) you will need to file, based on your circumstances. See the instructions for the Schedules for more information.
Individuals who filed their federal tax return electronically last year may not notice any changes, as the tax return preparation software will automatically use their answers to the tax questions to complete the Form 1040 and any needed schedules.
View the new 2019 1040 form below: