IRS Releases 100th eBook; Another Way for Taxpayers to Get Helpful Information throughout the Year


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IR-2017-46, Feb. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today unveiled its 100th eBook — a milestone in IRS efforts to share information to meet the changing needs of taxpayers.

The IRS eBooks effort, which began two years ago, offers an easy way to read and review some of the most commonly used IRS tax products. Through eBooks, taxpayers can view Form 1040 instructions, Publication 17 and other frequently used tax publications by using mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and eReaders.

"This milestone reflects our continuing commitment to share information with taxpayers so they have the information they need in the way they prefer," said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. "Our eBook initiative makes it easier for taxpayers to access common publications, even if they’re using a mobile phone or tablet.”

The eBook format makes it much easier to navigate a publication, adjust the print size and add comments or bookmarks on mobile devices. It also provides accessibility for users who are visually impaired.

The complete list of all eBook publications is available at /forms-pubs/ebooks. Tax publications are also available on for free downloading in PDF and HTML versions.

Taxpayers can obtain federal tax forms and publications anytime. All IRS forms, instructions and publications are available on the website. In addition, tax products are generally available online six to eight weeks before paper products are distributed. To view and download tax products, use the ‘Forms and Pubs’ tab on