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Recommended Reading for Small Businesses

A comprehensive list of helpful publications for small businesses. Most are available to browse online. All may be downloaded in Adobe PDF format and printed.

Publication Description PDF File Available
As Web Page
Publication 15 Publication 15, (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 1.73MB Web Page
Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ) 2.32MB Web Page
Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 1.59MB Web Page
Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 1.74MB Web Page
Publication 531 Reporting Tip Income 1.05MB Web Page
Publication 535 Business Expenses 11.5KB Web Page
Publication 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts (Business and Nonbusiness) 1.17MB Web Page
Publication 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans) 1.15MB Web Page
Publication 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records 1.03MB Web Page
Publication 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers) 1.28MB Web Page
Publication 598 Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations 1.15MB Web Page
Publication 946 How to Depreciate Property 11.5KB Web Page
Publication 1635 Understanding Your EIN - Employer Identification Numbers. This publication is designed to educate the public about the Employer Identification Number (EIN). It explains what an EIN is, how to know if you need one for your business and provides application criteria. 476KB No
Publication 1779 Independent Contractor or Employee 804KB No

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