1040 no longer EZ for some
The 1040A and 1040EZ tax forms have been eliminated for 2018. All taxpayers will submit a new 1040 form that fits front and back of a half sheet of paper.
The new form has 23 lines instead of 79. Much tax data will be relocated to other forms or schedules that will be attached to the 1040 return as needed.
In addition to the current lettered schedules, six numbered schedules will summarize other income and expenses.
Tax preparer Ken Koslowsky of Hillsboro said the new form is supposed to make it easier for taxpayers to file their taxes.
“It won’t simplify it,” he said. “It might be a little shorter, but more schedules may be needed. They’re trying to make it look easier.”