A small step to tax simplification. The IRS is dropping three forms from the 1040 A series and replacing them with the form from the 1040 series.
Until now, if you filed a 1040A return with interest in dividends over $1500, you used a Sch. 1. On the 1040 side, reporting was done with the Sch B. Now, everyone will be using the same form to document interest and dividends. The same holds true for Schedule 2. Child and Dependent Care Credit will be taken on Form 2441. The third form is the Schedule 3 for the Elderly Credit. For the few who can use this credit, they will use the 1040 Schedule R.
I wonder how many 1040A schedules were sent with a 1040 or 1040 schedules with a 1040A?