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IRS Publications

Updated for Tax Year 2014


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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


Pub 542


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

The above article is intended to provide generalized financial information designed to educate a broad segment of the public; it does not give personalized tax, investment, legal, or other business and professional advice. Before taking any action, you should always seek the assistance of a professional who knows your particular situation for advice on taxes, your investments, the law, or any other business and professional matters that affect you and/or your business.

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