What Forms Do You Need?

We put together a list of 62 of the forms you're most likely to use when you're filing your taxes. Their uses should be evident from their titles. But if you need more information about a particular form, type its number into the search engine on the IRS Web site. That will turn up a link to the publication that explains who needs to file the form.

You can download any of these forms from the Forms and Publications section of the IRS site. (They're easiest to download if you have Adobe Acrobat on your computer. If you don't have Acrobat, you can download it free.)

Once you've fought your way through this list, don't forget you'll have to complete your state returns as well. Conveniently, there are also state forms available through the IRS site.

See the list of forms below.

The Forms
1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 1040, Schedule A Itemized Deductions
1040, Schedule B Interest and Ordinary Dividends 1040, Schedule C Profit or Loss From Business
1040, Schedule C-EZ Net Profit From Business 1040, Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses
1040, Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss 1040, Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit
1040, Schedule F Profit or Loss from Farming 1040, Schedule H Household Employment Taxes
1040, Schedule J Farm Income Averaging 1040, Schedule R Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
1040, Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals
1040-V Payment Voucher 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
1116 Foreign Tax Credit (Individual, Estate, Trust, or Nonresident Alien Individual) 1310 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expense
2120 Multiple Support Declaration 2210 Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
2688 Application for Additional Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 3903 Moving Expenses
4506 Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
4684 Casualties and Thefts 4797 Sales of Business Property
4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 4952 Investment Interest Expense Deduction
4972 Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Advantaged Accounts
6251 Alternative Minimum Tax -- Individuals 6252 Installment Sale Income
8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions 8332 Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorced or Separated Parents
8379 Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation 8453 U.S. Individual Income Tax Declaration for Electronic Filing
8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations 8582-CR Passive Activity Credit Limitations
8586 Low-Income Housing Credit 8606 Nondeductible IRAs
8615 Tax for Children Under Age 14 With Investment Income of More Than $1,600 8633 Application to Participate in the Electronic Filing Program
8801 Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax -- Individuals and Fiduciaries 8812 Additional Child Tax Credit
8814 Parent's Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends 8815 Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989
8818 Optional Form to Record Redemption of Series EE and I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8821 Tax Information Authorization
8822 Change of Address 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges
8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home 8846 Credit for Employer Social Security and Medicare Taxes Paid on Certain Employee Tips
8853 Archer Medical Savings Accounts and Long-term Care Contracts 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief
8863 Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits) 9465 Installment Agreement Request