As the 17th of April gets closer and closer more hard working American taxpayers are starting to stress about their tax situation. Those in the state of Kentucky are likely looking for the individual printable income tax form 740 PDF File. Luckily, the KY.gov website offers all forms needed for free. If you are looking to print forms this would be a great place to start your research. For all forms that are needed to file Federal income taxes bookmark the following page: Federal IRS Tax Forms.
The most commonly downloaded forms are as follows:
Note that these are not all the forms but the more common ones. For all the Kentucky printable forms make sure to check out this link.
Fill In State and Federal Income Tax Forms
There are many states that provide forms that can be filled in on a computer. The links I provided from KY.gov do not allow you to do that. You will have to print the forms out and put the numbers in by hand. This does not mean that you cannot find KY forms that allow for this type of access but the easiest to find forms happen to be PDF files that cannot be updated. That being said, it might be worth it to print out the forms and fill them in just to get a better idea of the tax codes and form numbers. When filling out a form online we don’t even really look at the entire tax form as we simply fill in the lines needed.
On IRS.gov taxpayers will be able to find almost any form needed. If you want to fill them in on a computer that is possible. If you would prefer to print them out and fill then in by hand then that is possible as well. Here are some resources I came up with to help common Americans better find the right tax forms to pay federal income taxes in 2012:
- 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
Note that all of these resources will direct you to the correct links on the IRS.gov page. I would also strongly suggest checking out the IRS.gov Frequently Asked Questions page. This is probably the best tax resource on the Internet. If you have some extra time then I would try to read through each and every question. If you are strapped for time and you are simply looking to get both state and federal income taxes filed then you may want to read the questions that apply to you. After your taxes are filed it would be a good decision to go back and read these questions and answers sometime later in the year.
Tax Preparation Help from CPAs and Accountants
When looking for tax help most will seek assistance from a CPA or tax preparation company. If you are hoping to save a little bit of hard earned cash this year then you might want to shop around. By shopping around you may find that some recent graduates do not have a full client base. This may allow you to get taxes done quicker and at a cheaper rate. That being said, it is always smart to do plenty of research on any accountant or CPA. I would definitely ask them where they got their degree and what courses they have taken to advance their education of the tax code.
Here are some of the more popular colleges and universities in Kentucky that offer a degree in accounting:
- Cumberland University
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Kentucky Wesleyan College
- Morehead State University
- Murray State University
- Northern Kentucky University
- Pikeville College
- University of Kentucky
- University of Louisville
- Western Kentucky University
If you are willing to work with a few recent grads or college students then you might want to contact some of the department heads to get contact information. It is important to remember that not all recent grads will be a certified CPA. If you have confidence that you can look over the forms then there is no reason to not take advantage of a junior or senior who is looking to gain experience. Always make sure to have their processor look over their final work though.