There are literally hundreds of different tax forms that U.S. residents, nonprofits, and businesses fill out each year during tax season. The following is a complete directory of federal tax forms, as well as links to every U.S. state’s department of revenue or comptroller’s office. These websites provide direct links to all necessary tax forms, along with step-by-step procedural guides that make filling out forms much easier.
Federal Tax Forms
The following is a list of the most frequently filed tax forms for exempt organizations. A full list of forms for exempt organizations can be found on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) webpage.
The IRS requires that international businesses submit tax forms specific to international affairs. Their website includes an extensive section on taxes for international businesses, information on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), and Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN).
Philanthropy and Taxes
Although the IRS does not provide a specific section on tax forms related to philanthropic donations, it does include information on taxes for charities and other non-profits, as well as tax information applicable to private foundations. For individuals who donate funds to charities and other organizations, the Charity Navigator and American Institute of Philanthropy also offer helpful tips and useful information.
IRS’s Tax Topic 352
Three forms are used for individual federal return tax forms. They include:
More information on these forms can be found on the IRS’s home page.
U.S Tax Solutions for Foreign Nationals
The main tax form for foreign nationals is Form 1040NR, which all U.S. non-residents must fill out and submit to the IRS. Several websites offer guidelines and information on Form 1040NR, including Form1040NR.com. In order to find more information on filing tax returns as a foreign national, you can also contact your local IRS office or Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC). TAC provides personal, face-to-face tax help year round, with the exception of federal holidays.
The following is a list of links that provide information on individual state taxes, as forms and regulations differ state to state:
There are also other tax forms and resources available for groups that include senior citizens and self-employed taxpayers: