Form 1040 Schedule A forms and instructions are available directly from the Internal Revenue Service website. The form and instructions are viewable online or downloadable as PDF files. The IRS 1040 Schedule A page also provides an HTML version of the instructions.
Because the forms and instructions are standard, any personal tax preparation software package includes Schedule A. For example, TaxACT has free federal filing online, including forms and instructions. Users should be aware that 1040A, a short-form return, is not the same as 1040 Schedule A, Itemized Deductions.
The IRS website includes a Help and Resources section that can aid in finding forms and instructions for past years or receiving free tax preparation help. The IRS website also has information on contacting local offices and taxpayer advocates.