Schedule A - Itemized Deductions
Printable Tax Form And Instructions 2016, 2015, 2014
On page two of IRS Form 1040 there is an option to take either the standard deduction or file Schedule A and itemize your deductions. You can not file Schedule A with one of the shorter IRS forms such as Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Itemizing simply means that you are going to add up the major expenses that the IRS will allow you to deduct. Then you will compare that total to the standard deduction amount presented in the left margin on page two of IRS Form 1040. Most individual income tax payers will take the higher of the two, but, exceptions do exist.
Examples of Schedule A itemized deductions:
- Medical and dental expenses.
- Real estate, personal property, and other deductible taxes.
- Home mortgage interest and points.
- Business use of car and home.
- Stock market investment interest.
- Gifts by cash, check, or trade to charity.
- Business travel and entertainment expense.
- Work-related expenses including education.
- Disaster and theft losses of property.
- Miscellaneous expenses not captured elsewhere.
Schedule A Tax Form And Instructions
Click any of the federal IRS Schedule A tax form links below to download, view, print, edit, or save as a PDF file for the corresponding year. These free PDF files are unaltered and are pulled directly from the publisher.
Schedule A tax forms and instructions booklet are generally updated in December of each year (if updated the current year will display, prior year if not). Last year, many of the individual income tax forms were published late in December with instruction books following in early January due to last minute legislative changes.
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Last updated: November 17, 2016