How To Download Tax Forms from Online Resources

If you need to fill out tax forms, the good thing is that you can just obtain a copy of them from online sources, and fill them out in the convenience of your home and on your own time. This will definitely save you from the hassle of having to drive over to the government office just to get the form you need. So if you're looking to find out how to download tax forms from online sources, here are some pointers that will help you out:

  1. Go to the website of the relevant government office. If you live in the United States, for example, the government office related to filing taxes is the IRS - go to its website at At its home page, you will easily see (in the left panel) the forms and publications needed by most; this includes Form W-4 (withholding tax), Form W-9 (request for taxpayer identification number and certification) and Form 1040 (individual income tax return). These are in pdf form so you need Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer. Once you download this form, click on the blanks to fill it out with the necessary information. You can also download other tax forms and publications by form and instruction number, publication number or topic.

    If you want to learn more about tax regulations, you can order tax software or DVDs that contains information such as current year forms, instructions and publications, the internal revenue code, and IRS bulletins.

    Apart from the forms, take the time to browse through the IRS website since it contains a lot of useful tax advice, tips and other services that will you properly pay and also save money on taxes. There are also tabs (for individual taxpayers, businesses, charities, government entities, retirement plans, etc.) that help you gain access to the information that truly applies to you.

  2. provides users access to forms pertinent to state taxes. At its home page, there is a map of the US labeled with state names. Just click on the relevant state, and you will find links to different income tax forms applicable to your state. Some examples of these forms include tax extension requests, non-resident forms, income tax packets and withholding allowance forms.
  3. is another highly useful website. It lets you see virtually all the legal forms and tax forms generally needed by individuals, groups or corporations. If you need to file a form to report your business sales, for example, you could download it by clicking on the government agency, "Securities and Exchange Commission" and then looking among the list for that specific form you need. Alternately, you could opt to search for that form by name (alphabetically listed).

Save your time and energy by taking advantage of these very user-friendly and highly efficient websites that give you that exact legal or tax form that you need. As has been mentioned, just make sure that you have Acrobat Reader installed; then sit back and accomplish your form right in the comfort of your own home. And remember to pay your taxes on time!


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