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I am over 65 and want to file Form 1040, not Form 1040 SR for 2020. How do I do this using Turbotax Premier download?

 
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I am over 65 and want to file Form 1040, not Form 1040 SR for 2020. How do I do this using Turbotax Premier download?

Why are you even worried about it?

 

FORM 1040 and FORM 1040SR

 

There seems to be a considerable amount of confusion and worry regarding the new Form 1040SR.  There is no need to worry if your return is on a Form 1040SR this year.

Compare the Form 1040 and the Form 1040SR with each other.  The lines are the same.  The calculations will be done exactly the same wayThe difference is the 1040SR has larger print and a different background color. There is no effect whatsoever on your tax due or refund amount.

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s.pdf

 

I personally think it is great that I will not need a magnifying glass to look at my tax return this year.

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I am over 65 and want to file Form 1040, not Form 1040 SR for 2020. How do I do this using Turbotax Premier download?

When I buy the Version that I normally use, will using the 1040-SR as an option or do I need to purchase a specific program?

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I am over 65 and want to file Form 1040, not Form 1040 SR for 2020. How do I do this using Turbotax Premier download?


@APC2 wrote:

When I buy the Version that I normally use, will using the 1040-SR as an option or do I need to purchase a specific program?


See the answer above your post - in TurboTax that are the same.  The 1040SR is only different if you download blank forms and fill then out by hand.    The TurboTax interview is the same and will print the 1040SR if you qualify and print for filing.  If you e-file then the form type is immaterial since notactual form is sent, only the tax data is.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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I am over 65 and want to file Form 1040, not Form 1040 SR for 2020. How do I do this using Turbotax Premier download?

The 1040SR is new starting in 2019.  It is the same as the regular 1040 just larger type and the Standard Deduction chart is added to page 1.  But has the same line numbers.    You automatically get the SR if you are 65.  If you are using the Desktop program there is a way to force the one you want.

 

Even the regular 2019 1040 return is now different than 2018.  They changed the line numbers again and reduced the new schedules from 6 to 3.

 

1040SR https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s.pdf

 

1040 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf

 

If you use the Desktop program you can switch to forms and the Info Wks part II has a selection to select 1040SR or not.  You can not change it in the Online versions.   In the Online version if you want to use the regular 1040 form, you can print out the 1040SR and copy the amounts onto the 1040 and then mail your return.

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I am over 65 and want to file Form 1040, not Form 1040 SR for 2020. How do I do this using Turbotax Premier download?

I personally think it is great that I will not need a magnifying glass to look at my tax return this year. "

@VolvoGirl 

don't misplace your magnifying glass since all the other attached Forms and Schedules are in the same font size as ever.

 

It's quite ridiculous.

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