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IA 1040 Expanded Instructions User Guide

Go to the Expanded Instructions tool.

 

Make sure to select the year of the instructions desired from the drop down list. If you set it to any, you will get duplicate results from multiple years. 

If you are looking for a specific line number, you can click in the "Line" field and type the line number. Otherwise, you might select the line number from the drop down list. Then click the "Go" button.

To search by topic, enter one or two "Keywords" you want to find. Fewer words will return more results.

The best way to find the information for a specific "Step" of the instructions is to select the step from the drop down list. Then click the "Go" button.

The "Go" button submits your search request. The "Reset" button resets the tool to the initial state.

The table of results can be sorted. Look for the small gray triangle in the table headers. This will tell you which column is being sorted first. The triangle pointing up indicates a sort in ascending order. The triangle pointing down indicates a sort in descending order.

To put the search results in ascending or descending order by line number, click the blue "Line" column header in the table.

To put the search results in ascending or descending order by subject, click the blue "Topic" column header in the table.

To put the search results in ascending or descending order by step, click the blue "Step" column header in the table.

To put the search results in ascending or descending order by the subject of a step, click the flue "Subject" column header in the table.