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Publication Title Revision Date or Tax Year Posted
Publication 3 Armed Forces' Tax Guide 2018 Mar-18-2019
Publication 5 Your Appeal Rights and How To Prepare a Protest If You Don't Agree Jan 2099 Dec-14-2013
Publication 15 Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide 2019 Mar-01-2019
Publication 15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide (Supplement to Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide, Publication 15) 2019 Mar-05-2019
Publication 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 2019 Feb-22-2019
Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ) 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 501 Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 2018 Feb-08-2019
Publication 502 Medical and Dental Expenses 2018 Feb-22-2019
Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 2018 Feb-15-2019
Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals 2018 Mar-05-2019
Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 2018 Oct-05-2018
Publication 509 Tax Calendars 2019 Feb-15-2019
Publication 516 U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad Sep 2015 Sep-16-2015
Publication 523 Selling Your Home 2018 Feb-22-2019
Publication 524 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Oct 2018 Mar-05-2019
Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 526 Charitable Contributions 2018 Apr-23-2019
Publication 529 Miscellaneous Deductions 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 535 Business Expenses 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 2018 Feb-15-2019
Publication 537 Installment Sales 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 538 Accounting Periods and Methods Dec 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 541 Partnerships Dec 2013 Mar-06-2014
Publication 542 Corporations Mar 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 550 Investment Income and Expenses 2018 Apr-23-2019
Publication 551 Basis of Assets Dec 2014 Mar-17-2015
Publication 552 Recordkeeping for Individuals Jan 2011 Dec-14-2013
Publication 553 Highlights of 2008 Tax Changes Jun 2009 Dec-14-2013
Publication 555 Community Property Feb 2016 Mar-30-2016
Publication 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund Sep 2013 Mar-25-2014
Publication 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization Jan 2018 May-29-2018
Publication 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE and Qualified Plans) 2016 Feb-27-2017
Publication 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property Apr 2007 Dec-14-2013
Publication 571 Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) For Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations Jan 2015 Mar-25-2015
Publication 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records Jan 2015 Mar-17-2015
Publication 584 Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook (Personal-Use Property) Jun 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers) 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 590-A Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 590-B Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 2018 Mar-05-2019
Publication 594 The IRS Collection Process Jul 2018 Oct-03-2019
Publication 596 Earned Income Credit 2018 Feb-22-2019
Publication 597 Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty Aug 2014 Oct-22-2014
Publication 598 Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations Mar 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 600 Optional State Sales Tax Tables 2006 Dec-14-2013
Publication 721 Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits 2018 Feb-22-2019
Publication 783 Gaming Publication for Tax-Exempt Organization Jun 2010 Dec-14-2013
Publication 784 How to Prepare an Application for a Certificate of Subordination of Federal Tax Lien Jun 2010 Dec-14-2013
Publication 901 U.S. Tax Treaties Apr 2013 Dec-14-2013
Publication 907 Tax Highlights for Persons With Disabilities 2018 Feb-12-2019
Publication 910 IRS Guide to Free Tax Services Dec 2014 Mar-25-2015
Publication 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents 2014 Mar-18-2015
Publication 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 2018 Feb-22-2019
Publication 938 Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICS) Reporting Information (And Other Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs)) Nov 2014 Mar-18-2015
Publication 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities Apr 2003 Dec-14-2013
Publication 947 Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney Apr 2015 May-22-2015
Publication 957 Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments to the Social Security Administration Jan 2013 Dec-14-2013
Publication 962 Earned Income Tax Credit (Stuffer) Oct 2015 Feb-19-2016
Publication 963 Federal / State Reference Guide State / Local Government Employers Nov 2014 Mar-10-2016
Publication 966 Electronic Choices to Pay All Your Federal Taxes Mar 2012 Mar-20-2017
Publication 969 Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 2018 Apr-23-2019
Publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education 2018 Mar-01-2019
Publication 971 Innocent Spouse Relief Sep 2011 Dec-14-2013
Publication 972 Child Tax Credit 2018 Feb-22-2019
Publication 974 Premium Tax Credit (PTC) 2018 Mar-29-2019
Publication 1024 How to Prepare an Application for a Certificate of Nonattachment of Federal Tax Lien Mar 2006 Dec-14-2013
Publication 1212 Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments Dec 2013 Oct-08-2014
Publication 1220 Specifications for Filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G Electronically Jan 2015 Mar-30-2015
Publication 1244 Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report of Tips to Employer Aug 2005 Dec-14-2013
Publication 1281 Backup Withholding for Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs (including instructions for reading tape cartridges and CD/DVD formats) Sep 2013 May-05-2014
Publication 1335 Backup Withholding Questions and Answers Jun 2015 Aug-20-2015
Publication 1345 Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns Mar 2014 Jul-16-2014
Publication 1450 A Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien Apr 2013 Dec-14-2013
Publication 1518 IRS Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed Nov 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 1544 Reporting Cash Payments of Over $10,000 Sep 2014 Oct-22-2014
Publication 1546 The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS - How to Get Help With Unresolved Tax Problems Jan 2015 Apr-08-2015
Publication 1546-EZ The Taxpayer Advocate Service - Your Voice at the IRS Oct 2014 Mar-30-2015
Publication 1635 Understanding Your EIN Feb 2014 Apr-11-2014
Publication 1660 Collection Appeal Rights Feb 2014 Mar-24-2014
Publication 1769 IRS (English and Spanish) Bookmark Jan 2007 Dec-14-2013
Publication 1771 Charitable Contributions - Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements Mar 2018 Jul-24-2018
Publication 1828 Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations Aug 2015 Mar-15-2016
Publication 1854 How to Prepare a Collection Information Statement (Form 433-A) Mar 2017 Apr-10-2017
Publication 1915 Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Nov 2014 Mar-30-2015
Publication 2053-A Quick and Easy Access to IRS Tax Help and Tax Products Jan 2014 Apr-11-2014
Publication 2105 Why do I have to Pay Taxes? Mar 2011 Dec-14-2013
Publication 2194 Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses Feb 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 3079 Gaming Publication for Tax-Exempt Organizations Aug 2013 Dec-14-2013
Publication 3112 IRS e-file Application and Participation May 2013 Dec-14-2013
Publication 3144 Tips on Tips - A Guide to Tip Income Reporting for Employers in Businesses Where Tip Income is Customary Oct 2018 Dec-27-2018
Publication 3211 (EN-SP) Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Q&A (English/Spanish) Dec 2016 Mar-28-2017
Publication 3598 What You Should Know About the Audit Reconsideration Process Feb 2015 Apr-10-2015
Publication 3611 IRS e-file Electronic Payment Options Dec 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 3744 IRS Strategic Plan Apr 2018 Jul-24-2018
Publication 3747 Office of Indian Tribal Governments (Brochure) Aug 2010 Dec-14-2013
Publication 3966 Living and Working with Disabilities Sep 2013 Jul-23-2015
Publication 3966(SP) Life Cycle Series - Living and Working With Disabilities (Spanish Version) Oct 2008 Dec-14-2013
Publication 3991 Highlights of the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 May 2002 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4019 Third Party Authorization, Levels of Authority Apr 2014 Jul-09-2014
Publication 4053 (EN-SP) Your Civil Rights are Protected (English and Spanish Version) Apr 2015 Mar-09-2016
Publication 4053 (SP) Your Civil Rights Are Protected (Federal Conducted Spanish Poster) Oct 2012 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4132 EFTPS Online Factsheet Feb 2007 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4201 (EN/SP) Need Tax Return Information or Transcripts? May 2015 Mar-25-2016
Publication 4220 Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Mar 2018 Jul-24-2018
Publication 4221-PC Compliance Guide For 501(c)(3) Public Charities Mar 2018 Jul-24-2018
Publication 4221-PF Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private Foundations Aug 2014 Oct-03-2019
Publication 4235 Collection Advisory Group Addresses May 2015 Mar-09-2016
Publication 4345 Settlements-Taxability Apr 2015 Mar-09-2016
Publication 4535 (EN-SP) Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Assistance (English/Spanish) Nov 2015 Mar-29-2016
Publication 4537 EITC Technology Tools Bookmark Apr 2012 Oct-08-2014
Publication 4573 Group Exemptions Jun 2007 Aug-09-2018
Publication 4588 Basic Tax Guide for Green Card Holders: Understanding Your U.S. Tax Obligations Feb 2007 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4604 Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information Jun 2013 Oct-08-2014
Publication 4604 (EN-SP) Need An IRS Form, Publication, or Instruction? Oct 2015 Mar-29-2016
Publication 4655 Supplemental Instructions for 2007 Form 1040 and 1040 NR Jan 2008 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments (For Individuals) 2015 Mar-29-2016
Publication 4787 ARRA: Catch A Break - Individual Overview Jan 2010 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4808 Disability and EITC Oct 2014 Jul-23-2015
Publication 4836 (EN-SP) VITA/TCE Free Tax Programs (English and Spanish) Aug 2015 Aug-08-2016
Publication 4895 Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010 Oct 2011 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4900 E-file and E-pay Your Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Jun 2011 Dec-14-2013
Publication 4918 Careers at the IRS - Disability Recruitment Mar 2011 Jul-23-2015
Publication 5093 Healthcare Law Online Resources Jun 2013 Dec-14-2013
Publication 5107 The IRS Collection Process -- Your Rights and Responsibilities Jul 2013 Jan-28-2014
Publication 5118 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) User Guide Oct 2014 Nov-12-2014
Publication 5120 Facts About the Premium Tax Credit 2018 Oct-05-2018
Publication 5120 (SP) Facts About the Premium Tax Credit (Spanish version) Jun 2014 Sep-16-2014
Publication 5121 Affordable Care Act: Individuals and Families Jan 2016 Feb-17-2016
Publication 5121 (SP) Facts About Premium Tax Credit Brochure (Spanish version) Jun 2014 Sep-16-2014
Publication 5152 Report changes to the Marketplace as they happen May 2016 Mar-13-2017
Publication 5152 (SP) Report changes to the Marketplace as they happen (Flyer) (Spanish Version) Aug 2014 Sep-16-2014
Publication 5156 Facts about the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision (Flyer) May 2014 Mar-17-2015
Publication 5157 VITA/TCE Affordable Care Act Nov 2014 Mar-30-2015
Publication 5164 Test Package for Electronic Filers of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Oct 2018 Oct-05-2018
Publication 5165 Guide for Electronically Filing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns for Software Developers and Transmitters Oct 2018 Oct-05-2018
Publication 5169-A Taxpayer Bill of Rights Jul 2014 Aug-10-2016
Publication 5172 Facts about Health Coverage Exemptions May 2018 May-29-2018
Publication 5200 Affordable Care Act: What employers need to know May 2018 May-29-2018
Publication 5208 Affordable Care Act: Are you an applicable large employer? Mar 2018 May-29-2018
Publication 5223 General Rules and Specifications for Affordable Care Act Substitute Forms 1095-A, 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C Oct 2018 Mar-05-2019
Publication 5248 IRS Form 990-N Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard) User Guide Mar 2018 Jun-08-2018
Publication 5307 Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families Oct 2018 Nov-28-2018