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1040SR: should i always use?

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Should I always use the 1040SR?  I don't think it can itemize. I am just wondering if by using the regular 1040 it will disadvantage them.  

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The tax will be the same no matter which form is used. I am not using SR. I have a hard enough time remembering where things should show up the new 1040. Not looking to learn another form.


ex-AllStar
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I let the program go wild and use what ever it wants. At least it is not a postcard size aberration.
6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other. I like raised glazed.

ex-AllStar
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I do a lot of returns for retired folks so out of curiosity, I went in and counted all of the returns I prepared in the 1040SR format.  If my math is correct, to date I have zero 1040SR returns.  I am hoping to decrease that amount next year.  Who knows, maybe next year they will come out with something new again.  Maybe a 1040COVID to help account for all of those permanently retired folks named deceased that received stimulus payments.

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I dont use it, I never used the 1040A or 1040EZ either.  It's easier for me if everyone uses the same form.


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My feeling, too.


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Same schedules, same options, different Size for easier fill in by Old People:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/new-form-1040-sr-alternative-filing-option-available-for-seniors

 

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