2018 Schedule J Form and Instructions
Printable IRS Form 1040 Schedules For Last 3 Years

IRS 2018 Schedule J Form and Instructions
Print IRS 2018 Schedule J Form and IRS 2018 Schedule J Instructions to prepare your 2019 Form 1040 federal income tax return.

Page two of IRS Form 1040 requires that you attach Schedule J if you had income from farming or fishing, and, choose to calculate your tax due amount using the income averaging method. You can not file Schedule J with one of the shorter IRS forms such as Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ.

Schedule J can help farmers and fishermen lower their income tax due by averaging income over the last three years, smoothing out boom and bust years, for example.

Examples of when to use Schedule J:

  • Income from wages as a crew member on a fishing vessel.
  • Income from wages as a farm worker.
  • Own or operate a farming business.
  • Own or operate a fishing business.
  • Boom and bust like income each year.
  • One time or recurring litigation income.

IRS Schedule J Form And Instructions

Click any of the federal IRS Schedule J 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.

2018 Schedule J Form
2018 Schedule J Instructions

2017 Schedule J Form
2017 Schedule J Instructions

2016 Schedule J Form
2016 Schedule J Instructions

Schedule J form and instructions booklet are generally updated in December of each year by the IRS. If updated, the 2018 tax year PDF file will display, the prior tax year 2017 if not. Last year, many of the individual income tax forms were published late in December, with instructions booklet following in early January due to last minute legislative changes.

More IRS Tax Forms, Form 1040 Schedules, and Instructions

The printable 2018 IRS Schedule J form and 2018 IRS Schedule J instructions booklet links above are a quick reference for those looking to print the one federal income tax form. Even more printable federal income tax forms, supporting schedules, and instructions booklet are grouped by year on our pages below:

2018 Tax Forms
2017 Tax Forms
2016 Tax Forms
2015 Tax Forms
2014 Tax Forms

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Last updated: January 6, 2019