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Publication 550 Additional Publications You May Find Useful

Publication 551, Basis of Assets
This publication discusses basis, the amount of your investment in property for tax purposes. It discusses cost basis, adjusted basis, and basis other than cost.

Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund
This publication discusses general rules and procedures that the IRS follows in examinations, what happens during an examination, your appeal rights, and how to file a claim for refund of tax you already paid.

Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property
This publication is designed to help donors and appraisers determine the value of property (other than cash) that is given to qualified organizations. It also explains what kind of information you must have to support the charitable contribution deduction you claim on your return.

Publication 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
This publication discusses contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). An IRA is a personal savings plan that gives you tax advantages for setting aside money for retirement.

Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
This publication discusses distributions from individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). An IRA is a personal savings plan that gives you tax advantages for setting aside money for retirement.

Publication 925, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
This publication discusses the passive activity and at-risk rules that may limit the amount of deductible losses from a trade, business, rental, or other income-producing activity.

Publication 929, Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
This publication explains the filing requirements and other tax information for individuals who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return. It also explains how to report and figure the tax on investment income of certain children (whether or not they can be claimed as dependents).

Publication 1212, Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments
The purpose of this publication is to help brokers and other middlemen identify publicly offered original issue discount (OID) debt instruments they may hold as nominees for the true owners, so they can file Forms 1099-OID or Forms 1099-INT as required, and to help owners of publicly offered OID debt instruments determine how much OID to report on their income tax returns.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 04-Aug-2016