Taxes File Your Own Taxes Federal Tax Forms for Current and Previous Years Find tax forms for current and previous years By William Perez Updated on December 28, 2022 Reviewed by Ebony J. Howard Reviewed by Ebony J. Howard Ebony Howard is a certified public accountant and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor tax expert. She has been in the accounting, audit, and tax profession for more than 13 years, working with individuals and a variety of companies in the health care, banking, and accounting industries. learn about our financial review board Fact checked by Lars Peterson In This Article View All In This Article Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR Where To Find Prior Years' Tax Forms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Photo: Jamie Grill / Iconica / Getty Images Numerous tax forms are needed to prepare your income tax return each year. They're all in the portable document format (PDF) so they require Adobe Acrobat Reader or another program that can display PDFs. You can use Acrobat Reader to view the documents and print them. Most of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms also allow you to type in your information and save a copy with your data to your computer. The agency's collection at Publications Online provides an exhaustive list of IRS-produced forms and publications. Most of them are available as both PDFs and HTML web pages. Key Takeaways Numerous schedules are dedicated to reporting various sources of incomes and deductions. Four are numbered and 12 are identified by letter. There are also 13 additional documents identified as "forms" rather than schedules. The most commonly used forms are those that relate to available tax credits, self-employment, and investment income. IRS Publication 17 covers information relevant to most tax situations. It's also available as a downloadable PDF document. Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR Taxpayers who are age 65 or older qualify to use the 1040-SR tax form. Younger individuals must use Form 1040. Form 1040 and 1040-SR Instructions (pdf) Instructions (web) Both forms come with numerous schedules to provide details about various forms of income and deductions. The majority of them are identified by letter: Schedule A for Itemized Deductions Schedule B for Interest and Dividends. Instructions are included in the same PDF file as the form Schedule C for Net Profit or Loss from Business Schedule D and Form 8949 for Capital Gains & Losses Schedule E for Supplemental Income & Loss from rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, trusts, and S-corporations, and Instructions Schedule EIC for the Earned Income Credit. See Publication 596 for all the details Schedule F for Net Profit or Loss from Farming and Instructions Schedule H for Household Employment Taxes and IRS Instructions Schedule J for Farm Income Averaging and Instructions Schedule R for the Credit for the Elderly or Disabled and Instructions Schedule SE for the Self Employment Tax and IRS Instructions Four commonly-used schedules are identified by number: Schedule 1 for Additional Income and Adjustments to Income Schedule 2 for Additional Taxes Schedule 3 for Additional Credits and Payments Schedule 8812 for the Additional Child Tax Credit. Note These schedules are for use for tax year 2022, the tax return you'll file in 2023. The IRS occasionally changes, adds, or deletes schedules to keep up to date with current tax law. Other Supporting 1040 forms include: Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit and Instructions. Form 2106 for Employee Business Expenses and Instructions. Form 2441 for the Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses and Instructions. Form 2555 for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and Instructions. Form 3903 for Moving Expenses. Form 4137 for Taxes on Unreported Tips. Form 4797 for Sale of Business Property and Instructions. Form 5329 for the Additional Tax on IRAs and other Retirement Accounts and Instructions. Form 6251 for the Alternative Minimum Tax and Instructions. Form 8839 for the Adoption Credit and Instructions. Form 8863 for the Hope and Lifetime Education Credits. Form 8880 for the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit. Form 8889 for the Health Savings Account Deduction and Instructions. Where To Find Prior Years' Tax Forms The IRS has an archive of tax forms, instructions, and publications, accessible on the Prior Year Products page on its Web site. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Were there two Schedule C forms for businesses in previous years? Schedule C-EZ was a simplified version of Schedule C that sole proprietors could use through the 2018 tax year, subject to some strict rules, but the IRS retired this form beginning in 2019. Why is there a form for moving expenses when they're no longer tax deductible? Certain members of the armed forces are still able to claim a tax deduction for their moving expenses. They must be on active duty and must move because of a permanent change of station due to a military order. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources The Balance uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. IRS. "Schedules for Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR." IRS. "About Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return." IRS. "About Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business (Sole Proprietorship)." IRS. "Moving Expenses to and From the United States."