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Prior Year Forms and Publications

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About the Prior Year Forms and Publications (PDF) List

This list of tax products contains forms, instructions, and publications ranging from the current year back to 1864. All products have a revision date, showing the year each product was revised. 

Some products have separate instructions, and some have included instructions.

Notices included on this list are general notices, not taxpayer correspondence. Use the main site search (in the upper right corner of most pages) to search for information about correspondence.

The list can be sorted by clicking on a column header, and you can choose how many products display on each page, from 25 to 200.

 

Finding Forms and Instructions

The "Find" box can help you filter the list to find a specific product. The default setting is to find by product number.The find filter is not case- sensitive.

If you want to see all the versions of a product (e.g. 1040, enter the number into the find box, and click the find button. The find filter will display all the products in the list that contain that number. If you enter "1040," your results will display all the various 1040 forms, narrowing the list from more than 2000 products to about 50. The smaller list is sorted alphabetically by product number. Form 1040 is first, and Form 1040-X is last, with Form 1040-A, Form 1040 (Schedule H), and all the other 1040 forms in between. You can then sort the resulting list by any of the three columns.

If you want to see all the products for a specific year, enter the year, and change the drop down to "Revision Date." You can then sort the resulting list by any of the three columns.

The "find" feature only filters results; it is not a true search. If you are looking for the 2009 Form 1065, and enter those words in the "find" box, you will get no search results, because the term "2009 Form 1065" does not exist in any one field on the list. You can search by product (1065) or by revision date (2009) and then sort the list to help you find the exact product.

If you enter "pub 1" you will get no results - even though Publication 1 is on the list - because pub 1 does not exist in any field on the list. You can also filter by title or revision date. If you don't know the product number, but you know a word in the title, such as individual, household, or corporation, enter the word in the "find" box, select "title" from the drop down, and click find. You have to enter text from the actual title to get valid results. "Children and "child" return different results, and "kids" won't return any results. 

If you are looking for information, rather than a specific product, it may be more helpful to use the main site search (in the upper right corner of most pages) to search.

 

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-Aug-2013