IRS tax forms are used for taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations to report financial information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States. They are used to report income, calculate taxes to be paid to the federal government of the United States, and disclose other information as required by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). There are over 800 various forms and schedules. The best-known of these is Form 1040 used by individuals.
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... In the United States, tax records are not publicly available, with the exception the Forms 990 for nonprofits which are generally open for public inspection ... Selected tax data is released as economic data for research ... In other countries such as Norway and Finland, tax records are public information ...
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