IRS Tax Publications - Tax Return Information

This page contains links to all of the most recent IRS tax publications. These publications offer a host of tax information about a variety of common tax topics and answers to frequently asked tax questions.

The information in these tax publications is offered for your own knowledge and reference; you will not be expected to know any detailed tax information when you prepare your tax return online with efile.com. The tax software does all the hard work for you.

Tax Publications by Tax Topic

Aliens, Non-residents, & Foreign Taxes Audits and Appeals Business Expenses
Charity and Donations Children and Family Deductions and Expenses
Disasters and Losses Homes and Homeowners Income
Job Loss and Bankruptcy Marriage and Divorce Medical
Retirement and Aging Tax Basics Tax Credits

Tax Basics

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Tax Rates and Tax Tables N/A 2013

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Tax Rates and Tax Tables N/A 2012
Tax Rates and Tax Tables N/A 2011
Tax Calendars 509 2015
Tax Calendars 509 2014
Tax Calendars 509 2013
Tax Calendars 509 2012
Your Rights as a Taxpayer 1 General
Armed Forces' Tax Guide 3 2013
Armed Forces' Tax Guide 3 2012
Armed Forces' Tax Guide 3 2011
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals 17 2013
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals 17 2012
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals 17 2011
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 505 2014
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 505 2013
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 505 2012
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 505 2011
How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding? 919 2011
Farmer's Tax Guide 225 2014
Farmer's Tax Guide 225 2013
Farmer's Tax Guide 225 2012
Farmer's Tax Guide 225 2011
Farmer's Tax Guide 225 2010
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2013
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2012
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2011
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2010
e-file Questions and Answers for Taxpayers 3007 General
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities 907 2013
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities 907 2012
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities 907 2011
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities 907 2010
Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number N/A General
Recordkeeping for Individuals 552 General

Tax Credits

Learn more about tax credits.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2013

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Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2012
Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2011
Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2010
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2013
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2012
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2011
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2010
Child Tax Credit 972 2013
Child Tax Credit 972 2012
Child Tax Credit 972 2011
Child Tax Credit 972 2010
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2013
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2012
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2011
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2010

 

Income

Learn more about taxable income.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2013
Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2012

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Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2011
Earned Income Credit (EIC) 596 2010
Taxable and Nontaxable Income 525 2013
Taxable and Nontaxable Income 525 2012
Taxable and Nontaxable Income 525 2011
Taxable and Nontaxable Income 525 2010
Reporting Tip Income 531 2013
Reporting Tip Income 531 2012
Reporting Tip Income 531 2010
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 544 2013
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 544 2012
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 544 2010
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions 570 2012
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions 570 2011
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions 570 2010
Residential Rental Property 527 2013
Residential Rental Property 527 2012
Residential Rental Property 527 2011
Residential Rental Property 527 2010
Pension and Annuity Income 575 2013
Pension and Annuity Income 575 2012
Installment Sales 537 2013
Installment Sales 537 2012
Installment Sales 537 2010
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2013
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2012
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2011
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2010
New Wage Withholding and Advance Earned Income Credit Payment Table (For Wages Paid Through 2009) 15-T General [obsolete after 2009]

 

Retirement and Aging

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 590 2013

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Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 590 2012
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 590 2011
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 590 2010
Retirement Savings Contributions Credit 4703 General
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits 915 2013
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits 915 2012
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits 915 2011
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits 915 2010
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2013
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2012
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2011
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 524 2010
Tax Guide for Seniors 554 2013
Tax Guide for Seniors 554 2012
Tax Guide for Seniors 554 2011
Tax Guide for Seniors 554 2010
Pension and Annuity Income 575 2013
Pension and Annuity Income 575 2012
Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits 721 2013
Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits 721 2012
Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits 721 2010
Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) 571 General

 

Deductions

Read about some unusual tax deductions.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2013

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Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2012
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2011
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 501 2010
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2013
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2012
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2011
Tax Benefits for Education 970 2010
Miscellaneous Deductions 529 2013
Miscellaneous Deductions 529 2012
Miscellaneous Deductions 529 2011
Miscellaneous Deductions 529 2010
State and Local General Sales Taxes 600 2006
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2013
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2012
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2011
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2010

 

Charity and Donations

Learn about deductions for charitable contributions.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Charitable Contributions 526 2013

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Charitable Contributions 526 2012
Charitable Contributions 526 2010
Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements 1771 General
Determining the Value of Donated Property 561 General
Vehicle Donations 4303 General

 

Disasters and Losses

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 547 2013

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Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 547 2012
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 547 2011
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 547 2010
Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook 584 General
Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook 584b General
Disaster Relief 3833 General

 

Marriage and Divorce

Learn about marriage and taxes--and about divorce and taxes.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Divorced or Separated Individuals 504 2013
Divorced or Separated Individuals 504 2012

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Divorced or Separated Individuals 504 2010
Community Property 555 General
Innocent Spouse Relief 971 General

 

Homes and Homeowners

Read about tax deductible home expenses.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Tax Information for Homeowners 530 2013

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Tax Information for Homeowners 530 2012
Tax Information for Homeowners 530 2011
Tax Information for Homeowners 530 2010
First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Q&A N/A General
Moving Expenses 521 2013
Moving Expenses 521 2012
Moving Expenses 521 2011
Moving Expenses 521 2010
Selling Your Home 523 2013
Selling Your Home 523 2012
Selling Your Home 523 2011
Selling Your Home 523 2010
Business Use of Your Home 587 2013
Business Use of Your Home 587 2012
Business Use of Your Home 587 2010
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 936 2013
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 936 2012
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 936 2011
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 936 2010
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments 4681 2013
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments 4681 2012
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments 4681 2011
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments 4681 2010
Household Employer's Tax Guide 926 2015
Household Employer's Tax Guide 926 2014
Household Employer's Tax Guide 926 2013
Household Employer's Tax Guide 926 2010

 

Medical

Find out about medical expense deductions.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Health Coverage Tax Credit Program Kit N/A General

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Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit) 502 2013
Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit) 502 2012
Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit) 502 2011
Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit) 502 2010
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2013
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2012
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2011
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans 969 2010

 

Children and Family

Learn about the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Child and Dependent Care Expenses 503 2013

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Child and Dependent Care Expenses 503 2012
Child and Dependent Care Expenses 503 2011
Child and Dependent Care Expenses 503 2010
Child Tax Credit 972 2013
Child Tax Credit 972 2012
Child Tax Credit 972 2011
Child Tax Credit 972 2010
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents 929 2013
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents 929 2012
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents 929 2011
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents 929 2010

 

Job Loss and Bankruptcy

Learn about deducting job search expenses.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Bankruptcy Tax Guide 908 General

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Tax Impact of Job Loss 4128 General

 

Audits and Appeals

Learn how to avoid or appeal a tax audit.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication NumberBy Tax Year 
Your Appeal Rights and How to Prepare a Protest 5 General

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How to Apply for a Certificate of Subordination of Federal Tax Lien 784 General
The IRS Collection Process 594 General
Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund 556 General
The Examination Process 3498 General

 

Aliens, Non-residents, & Foreign Taxes

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 54 2014

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Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 54 2013
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 54 2012
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 54 2011
Tax Information for Visitors to the United States 513 General
Tax Highlights for U.S. Citizens and Residents Going Abroad 593 General
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 514 2013
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 514 2012
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 514 2010
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 515 2014 and 2015
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 515 2013
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 515 2012
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 515 2011
U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad 516 General
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens 519 2013
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens 519 2012
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens 519 2010
U.S. Tax Treaties 901 General
Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty 597 General

 

Business Expenses

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Business Expenses 535 2013
Business Expenses 535 2012

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Business Expenses 535 2010
Partnerships 541 General
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 463 2013
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 463 2012
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 463 2010
Per Diem Rates 1542 General
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2013
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2012
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2011
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses) 550 2010
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 925 2013
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 925 2012
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 925 2011
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 925 2010
How To Depreciate Property 946 2013
How To Depreciate Property 946 2012
How To Depreciate Property 946 2010
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 536 2013
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 536 2012
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 536 2010
Installment Sales 537 2013
Installment Sales 537 2012
Installment Sales 537 2010
Business Use of Your Home 587 2013
Business Use of Your Home 587 2012
Business Use of Your Home 587 2010
Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook 584b General
Tax Guide for Small Business 334 2013
Tax Guide for Small Business 334 2012
Tax Guide for Small Business 334 2011

 

Estates

Learn the basics of estate and gift taxes.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Introduction to Estate and Gift Taxes 950 General [obsolete after 2011]

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Survivors, Executors, and Administrators 559 2013
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators 559 2012
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators 559 2010
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 536 2013
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 536 2012
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 536 2010
Tax Treatment of Property Acquired from a Decedent Dying in 2010 4895 General

 

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