How do I understand the 1040 U.S. tax form in terms of an equation instead of a ton of boxes to fill in and instructions to read?
First the 1040 is an exercise in sets:Gross Income - A collection and summation of all your income types.Adjustments - A collection of deductions the tax law allow you to deduct before reaching AGI. (AGI is used as a threshold for another set of deductions).ExemptionsDeductions - A collection of allowed deductions.Taxes - A Collection of Different collected along with Income TaxesCredits - A collection of allowed reductions in tax owed.Net Tax Owed or Refundable - Hopefully Self Explanatory.Now the formulas:[math]Gross Income - Adjustments = Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)[/math][math]AGI - Exemptions - Deductions = Taxable Income[/math][math]Tax Function (Taxable Income ) = Income Tax[/math][math]Taxes - Credits = Net Tax Owed or Refundable[/math]Please Note each set of lines is meant as a means to make collecting and summing the subsidiary information easier.It would probably be much easier to figure out if everyone wanted to pay more taxes instead of less.
How do you fill out a 1040EZ tax form?
The instructions are available here 1040EZ (2014)
How can I fill up my own 1040 tax forms?
The 1040 Instructions will provide step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the 1040. IRS Publication 17 is also an important resource to use while preparing your 1040 return. You can prepare it online through the IRS website or through a software program. You can also prepare it by hand and mail it in, or you can see a professional tax preparer to assist you with preparing and filing your return.
How do you figure out if you owe the IRS on form 1040 when the instructions are the same for figuring out your refund?
You compare the amount of tax you owe (line 15) with the amount of tax you've paid (line 18).If the amount you've paid is less than the amount you owe, the difference between the two numbers is the additional tax you owe the IRS.If it is the other way around, then the difference between the two numbers is the refund you are due.
How do you fill out line 5 on a 1040EZ tax form?
I suspect the question is related to knowing whether someone can claim you as a dependent, because otherwise line 5 itself is pretty clear.General answer: if you are under 19, or a full-time student under the age of 24, your parents can probably claim you as a dependent. If you are living with someone to whom you are not married and who is providing you with more than half of your support, that person can probably claim you as a dependent. If you are married and filing jointly, your spouse needs to answer the same questions.Note that whether those individuals actually do claim you as a dependent doesn't matter, the question is whether they can. It is not a choice.
For a resident alien individual having farm income in the home country, India, how to report the agricultural income in US income tax return? Does the form 1040 schedule F needs to be filled?
The answer is yes, it should be. Remember that you will receive a credit for any Indian taxes you pay.
Which forms do I fill out for taxes in California? I have a DBA/sole proprietorship company with less than $1000 in profit. How many forms do I fill out? This is really overwhelming. Do I need to fill the Form 1040-ES? Did the deadline pass?
You need to file two tax returns- one Federal Tax Form and another California State income law.My answer to your questions are for Tax Year 2018The limitation date for tax year 15.04.2018Federal Tax return for Individual is Form 1040 . Since you are carrying on proprietorship business, you will need to fill the Schedule C in Form 1040Form 1040 -ES , as the name suggests is for paying estimated tax for the current year. This is not the actual tax return form. Please note that while Form 1040, which is the return form for individuals, relates to the previous year, the estimated tax form (Form 1040-EZ ) calculates taxes for the current year.As far as , the tax return under tax laws of Californa State is concerned, the Schedule CA (540) Form is to be used for filing state income tax return . You use your federal information (forms 1040) to fill out your 540 FormPrashanthttp://irstaxapp.com