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Schedules for Form 1040

Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions
Use this schedule to figure your itemized deductions. In most cases, your federal income tax will be less if you take the larger of your itemized deductions or your standard deduction.

Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Use this schedule to report your taxable interest or ordinary dividends.

Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business
Use this schedule to report income or loss from a business you operated or a profession you practiced as a sole proprietor. An activity qualifies as a business if your primary purpose for engaging in the activity is for income or profit and you are involved in the activity with continuity and regularity.

Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business
You can use this schedule if you operated a business or practiced a profession as a sole proprietorship or qualified joint venture, or you were a statutory employee and you have met all the requirements listed in Schedule C-EZ, Part I.

Schedule D (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses
Use this schedule to report the sale or exchange of capital assets, gains from involuntary conversions of capital assets, capital gain distributions and nonbusiness bad debts.

Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss
Use this schedule to report income or loss from rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, and residual interests in REMICs.

Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit
After you have figured your earned income credit (EIC), use this schedule to give the IRS information about your qualifying child(ren).

Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming
Use this schedule to report farm income and expenses.

Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes
Use this schedule to report household employment taxes if you paid cash wages to a household employee and the wages were subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA taxes, or if you withheld federal income tax.

Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Use this schedule to elect to figure your income tax by averaging, over the previous 3 years (base years), all or part of your taxable income from your trade or business of farming or fishing.

Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Use this schedule to figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled.

Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax
Use this schedule to figure the tax due on net earnings from self-employment.

Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040), Child Tax Credit
Use Part I of this schedule to document that any child for whom you entered an ITIN and for whom you also checked the "if qualifying child for child tax credit" box, is a resident of the United States because the child meets the substantial presence test and is not otherwise treated as a nonresident alien. Use Parts II–IV of Schedule 8812 to figure the additional child tax credit.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Aug-2016