Download and print out instructions for IRS form 1040A on the official IRS.gov website, reports the IRS. Alternatively, taxpayers can access and download form 1040A instructions on the Bankrate.com website, states Bankrate.
To access instructions for form 1040A on the IRS website, go to IRS.gov, and click on Forms & Pubs in the toolbar at the top of the main page, according to the IRS. In Featured Forms & Publications under the category of Individual, find Form 1040A. To the right of the link for form 1040A, click on Instructions for Form 1040A.
To access instructions for IRS form 1040A on Bankrate, go to Bankrate.com and select Taxes in the toolbar at the top of the page, reports Bankrate. Under Tax Forms, click on More Tax Forms. Click on 1040A Instructions under Tax Forms for Individuals.
Form 1040A instructions include options for how to file tax returns electronically, a listing of current tax law changes, filing requirements for taxpayers of various statuses, guidelines for itemizing deductions and an assessment of whether taxpayers need to use form 1040 or form 1040A, according to the IRS. The instructions also have line by line help on how to enter name and address details, filing status, dependents and income. To aid taxpayers in calculations, there are a number of worksheets for specific tax details such as Social Security benefits, IRA deductions, student loan interest deductions, child tax credits and other topics.