New Simplified Format for 2018 Form 1040
2018 Filing – New Format
The IRS has sought to simplify the main page of the Form 1040 for 2018.
Therefore, when you go to start the preparation of your 2018 return, you will note that the content of the form is different.
This is because quite a bit of the information is instead included on supporting schedules, and these feed into the main form.
Up to six schedules are available, but not all of them will be applicable to each individual taxpayer.
Care will need to be taken to complete the applicable schedules, and to transfer the data to the cover page Form 1040.