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About Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals)

This publication covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. It supplements the information contained in your tax form instruction booklet. It explains the tax law to make sure you pay only the tax you owe and no more.

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Recent Developments

2017 Tax Benefits Provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 -- 14-MAR-2018

Changes for the 2017 Publication 17

Recent Development for 2016 Publication 17 (Chapter 26) -- 16-FEB-2017

Please note the following correction to chapter 26 of the 2016 Publication 17. On page 178, under the section titled "What's New," the first-year limit on the total depreciation deduction for trucks and vans should be $11,560 instead of $11,460.

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