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IRS tax forms are documents used to report certain financial transactions, calculate taxes owed or prepare tax returns. There are hundreds of kinds of IRS forms, and the IRS reissues many of them on an annual basis to incorporate changes in tax rules. Happily, you probably don’t need to care about most of them.
Many IRS forms are now available for the 2022 tax year, which is what you'll need to file your taxes by the April 18, 2023, tax deadline.
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Where can I get IRS tax forms?
There are six ways to get IRS forms to do your taxes.
By phone. Call the IRS (see our list of IRS phone numbers for customer service) and ask to have IRS forms mailed to you.
Tax software. Good tax software packages offer blank IRS forms to look at as you complete the process of preparing your tax return.
IRS Free File. The IRS Free File program offers blank fillable IRS forms to everyone, regardless of income.
Library. Check the library or the post office. Many offer free tax forms during filing season.
Local IRS office. You can also try visiting your local IRS office (called a Taxpayer Assistance Center).
Common IRS tax forms you should know about (and where to get them)
Here are common IRS forms and schedules you should know about before you file your taxes. Three of them — the W-2, 1098 and 1099 — are IRS forms that may be sent to you with information you’ll need in order to file your taxes. The others are IRS forms that you might need to fill out as part of preparing your tax return.