With less than two weeks to go to file both federal and state income tax forms many Americans are scrambling to get the right documents in the mail. Those in Missouri looking to complete the tax process will likely seek the Missouri Individual Income Tax Return printable MO Form 1040 PDF file. All Missouri forms are available online for free. For all forms that are needed to file Federal income taxes bookmark the following page: Federal IRS Tax Forms.
Below are the most commonly downloaded printable Missouri State forms:
For all of the tax forms available online make sure to check out this link – Missouri Tax Forms 2011
Navigating the MO.gov Tax Website
I must admit that navigating the MO.gov tax website is not the easiest process online. Most tax websites will easily allow you to look at a list of all tax forms available but there are a few steps you must go through first on the Missouri Government website. I noticed on the front page there is a tab for the most popular forms but some visitors may enter the site directly at the forms page. Instead of listing the forms taxpayers have to select certain criteria. Well, not all taxpayers know the exact criteria they need to select to get the correct forms. I would suggest that the MO.gov make it much easier to find a list of forms.
That being said, there are still plenty of great resources available on the Missouri government website. Here are a few of the better resources I have been able to find over the last several weeks:
- Check My Income Tax Refund or Return
- Online No Tax Due System
- Pay Your Taxes Online
- Free eFile Software Providers
- Other States Tax Forms
- Misc Tax Credits
All of these great resources are accessible from the MO.gov website so some Missouri residents may not need any other resources. Even though there are hundreds of websites out there for tax assistance it is always best to start with IRS.gov or MO.gov. These are the resources that have Federal and state government approval.
Filing Federal Income Taxes Online in 2012
If you are looking to file the Missouri 1040 then there is a good chance that you will be looking to file the IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. In the middle of January I came up with some great links that should help you find more information about the IRS.gov tax forms available online. Here are those resources:
- IRS.gov Form 1040 Schedule B Interest and Ordinary Dividends Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040 Schedule A Itemized Deductions Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040ES Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040EZ Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040A Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040 Printable PDF File
I tried to make these articles as throughout as possible and I hope they are of some help. Make a mental note that every possible form needed to file Federal income taxes this year is available at IRS.gov. There are also some great help websites available through the Internal Revenue Service.
Filing online has become quite popular over the last few years. In fact, the majority of Americans are now filing taxes online rather than through the mail. With this in mind it might be a consideration to check the online tax preparation companies that will help with the tax filing process. Some of the bigger names are Turbo Tax, H&R Block, TaxACT, TaxSlayer and Liberty Tax but remember that this is just the start of the list. Earlier this month I made this comprehensive list that should help taxpayers find out about all of the available preparation companies with IRS approval.
Do It Yourself and Self Help Tax Articles
If you are looking to complete the entire tax process by yourself then it would be a good decision to read up on some of the more well written and research topics. I am going to try and provide some great articles that should help all of those do it yourselfers out there:
- Tax Assistance Centers in Missouri
- IRS Tax Help Blog
- Contact Your Local Office in Missouri
- AARP Tax Frequently Asked Questions
- US Income Tax Resources
- Nationwide Free Tax Preparation List
This is a short reading list that should get you started in your research. After reading a few of these articles and resources you will likely continue your search through Google. I would suggest checking out some .edu and .gov links before heading over to the .com links. Even though there are many great minds out there it seems to be the case that the best “stuff” is done by those in education or working for the Federal government. When it comes to tax help do not simply use any resource that has an internet presence.