The tax forms you might have forgotten about

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You likely already know you need some version of Tax Form 1040 to file your personal taxes, and you'll also be needing your W-2 from your employer to help you fill it out. But you might be overlooking some of the other forms you'll need if you, say, won big on that trip to Las Vegas or started paying back your student loans last year.

Here are some of the tax forms you might not have known you needed.

Form W-2G

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except if you win money — then you might have to tell the IRS about it. Form W-2G, Gambling Winnings, is used to report gambling winnings (direct wager only) of $600 or more in any one session and 300 times the buy-in or wager.

Tax Form 1040X

Need to correct your tax return? Whether it's reporting additional withholding, changing your tax deductions or personal exemptions, adding or removing dependents or reporting additional income, this is the form to use.

Remember, though, you do not need to file a 1040X if you are only correcting errors in math ― IRS computers automatically check the math and make those corrections for you.

Form 8822

Did you move? Well, the IRS would like to know. Form 8822 is used to report your change of address.

Tax Form 4868

Need an extension? If you are not able to file your federal individual income tax return by the due date, you may be able to get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file. To do so, you must file Tax Form 4868 by the original due date for filing your tax return

It's important to note that Form 4868 does not extend the time for payment of tax, which is still owed by the original due date of your return. You will need to give an estimate of your taxes due when filing for a tax extension ― and you can pay none, all, or part of your estimated income tax due using a credit card or checking/savings account.

It's also important to note that not paying your taxes can result in a tax lien, which can hurt your credit scores. (You can see where your credit currently stands by viewing your two free credits each month on Credit.com.)

Form W-10

Do you used child care or dependent care? Use this form to get the correct name, address and taxpayer identification number (TIN) from each person or organization that provides care for your child or other dependent if you plan to claim a credit for expenses related to their care, or if you receive benefits under your employer's dependent care plan.

Form 1098

If you have a mortgage, you need Form 1098, the Mortgage Interest Statement, to report mortgage interest of $600 or more paid to your lender, which may be used as an itemized deduction.

Related: Important tax dates to know

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The tax forms you might have forgotten about

January 15, 2016: Those who are self-employed or have fourth-quarter income that requires payment for quarterly estimated taxes must have them postmarked by this date

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April 18, 2016: Individual tax returns are due for the 2015 tax year

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April 18, 2016: Requests for an extension on filling out your taxes must be filed by this date

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April 18, 2016: Those who are self-employed or have first-quarter income that requires payment for quarterly estimated taxes must have them postmarked by this date

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April 18, 2016: This date is also the deadline to make a contribution to an IRA account for 2015

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June 15, 2016: Those who are self-employed or have second-quarter income that requires payment for quarterly estimated taxes must have them postmarked by this date

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September 15, 2016: Those who are self-employed or have second-quarter income that requires payment for quarterly estimated taxes must have them postmarked by this date

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October 17, 2016: 2015 tax returns that received an extension are due by this date

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October 17, 2016: Today is the last chance to recharacterize a traditional IRA that was converted to a Roth IRA during 2015

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January 15, 2017: Those who are self-employed or have fourth-quarter income that requires payment for quarterly estimated taxes must have them postmarked by this date

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Want to read more of the tax forms you might have missed this year? You can see the full article on Credit.com.

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