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Short form

The short form for filing Federal income taxes is known as Form 1040A. It is the income tax return used by many individuals. Usually income tax returns for each calendar year are due on April 15 of the year following.

Expanded Definition

Most investors have more complex income situations requiring the use of Form 1040, the long form, which allows filling numerous schedules with the return.

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