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IRS Publications

Updated for Tax Year 2017


The IRS wants you to file your tax return. That's why it has guides to help you with nearly every tax situation. Find the IRS publication that covers your particular situation.

Information on preparing, filing and extending returns

Need help with a specific tax issue? Browse this list of IRS Publications to access information on preparation, filing and extension of tax returns, including details for military, dependents, small businesses and more.

The IRS continuously updates its publications, so check the IRS Forms & Publications page on the IRS web site if you can't find what you're looking for here. (There are many more publications in addition to the ones listed below.)

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The IRS continually updates its publications

IRS Publication Number

IRS Publication Title

Pub 1 Your Rights as a Taxpayer
Pub 3 Armed Forces' Tax Guide
Pub 15 Employer's Tax Guide
Pub 17 Your Federal Income Tax
Pub 54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
Pub 225 Farmer's Tax Guide
Pub 334 Tax Guide for Small Business
Pub 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses
Pub 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
Pub 502 Medical and Dental Expenses
Pub 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Pub 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals
Pub 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
Pub 509 Tax Calendars
Pub 510 Excise Taxes
Pub 516 U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad
Pub 521 Moving Expenses
Pub 523 Selling Your Home
Pub 524 Credit for the Elderly or Disabled
Pub 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income
Pub 526 Charitable Contributions
Pub 527 Residential Rental Property (including Rental of Vacation Homes)
Pub 529 Miscellaneous Deductions
Pub 530 Tax Information for Homeowners
Pub 531 Reporting Tip Income
Pub 535 Business Expenses
Pub 536 Net Operating Losses
Pub 537 Installment Sales
Pub 538 Accounting Periods and Methods
Pub 541 Partnerships
Pub 542 Corporations
Pub 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
Pub 547 Casualties, Disasters and Thefts
Pub 550 Investment Income and Expenses
Pub 551 Basis of Assets
Pub 554 Tax Guide for Seniors
Pub 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights and Claims for Refund
Pub 559 Survivors, Executors and Administrators
Pub 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business
Pub 570 Tax Guide for Individuals with Income from U.S. Possessions
Pub 575 Pension and Annuity Income
Pub 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records
Pub 587 Business Use of Your Home
Pub 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
Pub 593 Tax Highlights for U.S. Citizens and Residents Going Abroad
Pub 596 Earned Income Credit (EIC)
Pub 600 State and Local General Sales Taxes
Pub 907 Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
Pub 908 Bankruptcy Tax Guide
Pub 915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
Pub 919 How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding
Pub 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
Pub 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide
Pub 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
Pub 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
Pub 946 How To Depreciate Property
Pub 969 Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
Pub 970 Tax Benefits for Education
Pub 972 Child Tax Credit


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