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 TablesN/A2013

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Tax Rates and Tax TablesN/A2012
Tax Rates and Tax TablesN/A2011
Tax Calendars5092014
Tax Calendars5092013
Tax Calendars5092012
Your Rights as a Taxpayer1General
Armed Forces' Tax Guide32013
Armed Forces' Tax Guide32012
Armed Forces' Tax Guide32011
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals172013
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals172012
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals172011
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax5052013
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax5052012
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax5052011
How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding?9192011
Farmer's Tax Guide2252013
Farmer's Tax Guide2252012
Farmer's Tax Guide2252011
Farmer's Tax Guide2252010
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information5012013
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information5012012
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information5012011
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information5012010
e-file Questions and Answers for Taxpayers3007General
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities9072013
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities9072012
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities9072011
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities9072010
Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification NumberN/AGeneral
Recordkeeping for Individuals552General

Tax Credits

Learn more about tax credits.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962013

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Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962012
Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962011
Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962010
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled5242013
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled5242012
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled5242011
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled5242010
Child Tax Credit9722013
Child Tax Credit9722012
Child Tax Credit9722011
Child Tax Credit9722010
Tax Benefits for Education9702013
Tax Benefits for Education9702012
Tax Benefits for Education9702011
Tax Benefits for Education9702010

 

Income

Learn more about taxable income.

IRS Publication NameIRS Publication
Number
By Tax Year 
Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962013
Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962012

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Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962011
Earned Income Credit (EIC)5962010
Taxable and Nontaxable Income5252013
Taxable and Nontaxable Income5252012
Taxable and Nontaxable Income5252011
Taxable and Nontaxable Income5252010
Reporting Tip Income5312013
Reporting Tip Income5312012
Reporting Tip Income5312010
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets5442013
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets5442012
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets5442010
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions5702012
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions5702011
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions5702010
Residential Rental Property5272013
Residential Rental Property5272012
Residential Rental Property5272011
Residential Rental Property5272010
Pension and Annuity Income5752013
Pension and Annuity Income5752012
Installment Sales5372013
Installment Sales5372012
Installment Sales5372010
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)5502013
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)5502012
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)5502011
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)5502010
New Wage Withholding and Advance Earned Income Credit Payment Table (For Wages Paid Through 2009)15-TGeneral [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 Individuals5042013
Divorced or Separated Individuals5042012

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Divorced or Separated Individuals5042010
Community Property555General
Innocent Spouse Relief971General

 

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 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 Expenses5032013

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Child and Dependent Care Expenses5032012
Child and Dependent Care Expenses5032011
Child and Dependent Care Expenses5032010
Child Tax Credit9722013
Child Tax Credit9722012
Child Tax Credit9722011
Child Tax Credit9722010
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents9292013
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents9292012
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents9292011
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents9292010

 

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 Abroad542013

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Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad542012
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad542011
Tax Information for Visitors to the United States513General
Tax Highlights for U.S. Citizens and Residents Going Abroad593General
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals5142013
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals5142012
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals5142010
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities5152013
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities5152012
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities5152011
U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad516General
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens5192013
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens5192012
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens5192010
U.S. Tax Treaties901General
Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty597General

 

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 Taxes950General [obsolete after 2011]

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Survivors, Executors, and Administrators5592013
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators5592012
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators5592010
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts5362013
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts5362012
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts5362010
Tax Treatment of Property Acquired from a Decedent Dying in 20104895General

 

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