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No More Automatic Mailings Of 1040 And Other IRS Tax Forms

Ken Tumin
Ken Tumin   |     |   5,706 posts since 2009

This is just a reminder that the IRS will no longer be automatically mailing paper tax packages. This IRS page describes how you can get the forms and booklets, and here's an IRS page where you can download the most common tax forms and instructions.




me1004
me1004   |     |   534 posts since 2010
I have been trying to get them to send me a 1040 instruction book and forms for a month now. They have yet to do so. There are none at any postal stations anywhere near me, nor at any libraries.

I think this is a disgrace! 

I don't want to try to deal with instruction books online. Nor use up a ton of my paper and ink in order to print out a bunch of forms so I can give my money to the IRS. 

And I refuse to use those tax applications to do my taxes: I do them better! I have found real errors in those things. I have had deductions that they just fail to provide any way to enter! Someone who didn't already know of those things and the ins and outs of them will not know from using the tax application that they did not get it. Besides, the applications do everything behind the scenes and you can't ever see what it going on -- and I want to know what's what when I'm doing taxes. (I also find it offensive that I should have to pay for something to use in order to give them my money! The IRS should put out out its own application for everyone to use free.)
Ally6770
Ally6770   |     |   1,909 posts since 2010
Don't blame IRS for not having the instructions printed. Laws were not passed until the end of Dec. I was able to get Publication 17 and yesterday I received the new forms for 8606. You can download the 1040 instructions or if you are like me and like the hard copy try ordering it on line. If it is not available they will send you a post card noting that there is a delay and let you know when you might expect it. In the past in our state the Post Office carried federal forms and the libraries carried state forms.
JAKASS
JAKASS   |     |   1 posts since 2013
If the IRS wants us to do our taxes and give them money, THEN THEY ARE LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO SEND US THE FORMS.  WE SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO GO ON LINE (WHAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT OPTION) ...AND SINCE THEY ARE NOW ALMOST TWO MONTHS LATE IN SUPPLYING HARD COPIES.....THEN WE SHOULD NOT BE BOUND TO FILE TAXES BY APRIL 15TH....WHAT A RACKET THEY HAVE GOING HERE.