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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.

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Tax Publications by Tax Topic

Tax Basics

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year 
Tax and Earned Income Credit Tables
2018
Tax Rates and Tax Tables
2017
Tax Rates and Tax Tables
2016
Tax Rates and Tax Tables
2015
Tax Calendars
2018
Tax Calendars
2017
Tax Calendars
2016
Tax Calendars
2015
Your Rights as a Taxpayer
General
3 (To be added when available)
Armed Forces' Tax Guide
2018
Armed Forces' Tax Guide
2017
Armed Forces' Tax Guide
2016
Armed Forces' Tax Guide
2015
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals
2018
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals
2017
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals
2016
Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals
2015
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
2018
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
2017
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
2016
Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
2015
Farmer's Tax Guide
2018
Farmer's Tax Guide
2017
Farmer's Tax Guide
2016
Farmer's Tax Guide
2015
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2018
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2017
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2016
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2015
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
2018
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
2017
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
2016
Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
2015
Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
General

Tax Credits

Learn more about tax credits.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year 
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2018
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2017
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2016
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2015
524 (To be added when available)
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2018
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2017
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2016
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2015
Child Tax Credit
2018
Child Tax Credit
2017
Child Tax Credit
2016
Child Tax Credit
2015
Tax Benefits for Education
2018
Tax Benefits for Education
2017
Tax Benefits for Education
2016
Tax Benefits for Education
2015

Income

Learn more about taxable income.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year 
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2018
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2017
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2016
Earned Income Credit (EIC)
2015
Taxable and Nontaxable Income
2018
Taxable and Nontaxable Income
2017
Taxable and Nontaxable Income
2016
Taxable and Nontaxable Income
2015
531 
Reporting Tip Income
2018
Reporting Tip Income
2017
Reporting Tip Income
2016
Reporting Tip Income
2015
544 (to be added when available)
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
2018
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
2017
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
2016
Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
2015
570 (to be added when available)
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions
2018
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions
2017
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions
2016
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions
2015
Residential Rental Property
2018
Residential Rental Property
2017
Residential Rental Property
2016
Residential Rental Property
2015
575 (to be added when available)
Pension and Annuity Income
2018
Pension and Annuity Income
2017
Pension and Annuity Income
2016
Pension and Annuity Income
2015
Installment Sales
2018
Installment Sales
2017
Installment Sales
2016
550 (to be added when available)
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2018
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2017
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2016
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2015

 

Retirement and Aging

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Contributions
2018
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Contributions
2017
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Contributions
2016
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Contributions
2015
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Distributions
2018
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Distributions
2017
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Distributions
2016
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)-Distributions
2015
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
2018
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
2017
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
2016
Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
2015
524 (To be added when available)
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2018
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2017
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2016
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
2015
Tax Guide for Seniors
2018
Tax Guide for Seniors
2017
Tax Guide for Seniors
2016
Tax Guide for Seniors
2015
575 (to be added when available)
Pension and Annuity Income
2018
Pension and Annuity Income
2017
Pension and Annuity Income
2016
Pension and Annuity Income
2015
Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits
2018
Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits
2017
Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits
2016
Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits
2015
Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans)
General

Tax Deductions

Read about some unusual tax deductions.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2018
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2017
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2016
Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
2015
Tax Benefits for Education
2018
Tax Benefits for Education
2017
Tax Benefits for Education
2016
Tax Benefits for Education
2015
Miscellaneous Deductions
2018
Miscellaneous Deductions
2017
Miscellaneous Deductions
2016
Miscellaneous Deductions
2015
969 (to be added when available)
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2018
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2017
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2016
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2015

Charity and Donations

Learn about deductions for charitable contributions.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
526 (to be added when available)
Charitable Contributions
2018
Charitable Contributions
2017
Charitable Contributions
2016
Charitable Contributions
2015
Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements
General
Determining the Value of Donated Property
General
Vehicle Donations
General

Disasters and Losses

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
547 (to be added when available)
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
2018
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
2017
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
2016
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
2015
Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
General
Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
General
Disaster Relief
General

Marriage and Divorce

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

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
504 (to be added when available)
Divorced or Separated Individuals
2018
Divorced or Separated Individuals
2017
Divorced or Separated Individuals
2016
Divorced or Separated Individuals
2015
Community Property
General
Innocent Spouse Relief
General

Homes and Homeowners

Read about tax deductible home expenses.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
Tax Information for Homeowners
2018
Tax Information for Homeowners
2017
Tax Information for Homeowners
2016
Tax Information for Homeowners
2015
521 (to be added when available)
Moving Expenses
2018
Moving Expenses
2017
Moving Expenses
2016
Moving Expenses
2015
Selling Your Home
2018
Selling Your Home
2017
Selling Your Home
2016
Selling Your Home
2015
Business Use of Your Home
2018
Business Use of Your Home
2017
Business Use of Your Home
2016
Business Use of Your Home
2015
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
2018
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
2017
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
2016
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
2015
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments
2018
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments
2017
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments
2016
Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments
2015
Household Employer's Tax Guide
2018
Household Employer's Tax Guide
2017
Household Employer's Tax Guide
2016
Household Employer's Tax Guide
2015

Medical

Find out about medical expense deductions.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit)
2018
Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit)
2017
Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit)
2016
Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit)
2015
969 (to be added when available)
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2018
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2017
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2016
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
2015

Children and Family

Learn about the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
503 (to be added when available)
Child and Dependent Care Expenses
2018
Child and Dependent Care Expenses
2017
Child and Dependent Care Expenses
2016
Child and Dependent Care Expenses
2015
Child Tax Credit
2018
Child Tax Credit
2017
Child Tax Credit
2016
Child Tax Credit
2015
929 (to be added when available)
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
2018
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
2017
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
2016
Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
2015

Job Loss and Bankruptcy

Learn about deducting job search expenses.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
Bankruptcy Tax Guide
General
Tax Impact of Job Loss
General

Audits and Appeals

Learn how to avoid or appeal a tax audit.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
Your Appeal Rights and How to Prepare a Protest
General
How to Apply for a Certificate of Subordination of Federal Tax Lien
General
The IRS Collection Process
General
Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund
General
The Examination Process
General

Aliens, Non-residents, & Foreign Taxes

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
54 (to be added when available)
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
2018
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
2017
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
2016
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
2015
514 (to be added when available)
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
2018
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
2017
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
2016
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
2015
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities
2018
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities
2017
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities
2016
Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities
2015
519 (to be added when available)
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
2018
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
2017
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
2016
U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
2015
U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad
General
U.S. Tax Treaties
General
Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty
General

Business Expenses

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
535 (to be added when available)
Business Expenses
2018
Business Expenses
2017
Business Expenses
2016
Business Expenses
2015
Partnerships
General
463 (to be added when available)
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
2018
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
2017
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
2016
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
2015
550 (to be added when available)
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2018
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2017
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2016
Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)
2015
925 (to be added when available)
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
2018
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
2017
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
2016
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
2015
946 (to be added when available)
How To Depreciate Property
2018
How To Depreciate Property
2017
How To Depreciate Property
2016
How To Depreciate Property
2015
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2018
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2017
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2016
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2015
Installment Sales
2018
Installment Sales
2017
Installment Sales
2016
Business Use of Your Home
2018
Business Use of Your Home
2017
Business Use of Your Home
2016
Business Use of Your Home
2015
Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
General
Tax Guide for Small Business
2018
Tax Guide for Small Business
2017
Tax Guide for Small Business
2016
Tax Guide for Small Business
2015

Estates

Learn the basics of estate and gift taxes.

IRS Publication Number
IRS Publication Name
Tax Year
559 (to be added when available)
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators
2018
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators
2017
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators
2016
Survivors, Executors, and Administrators
2015
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2018
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2017
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2016
Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
2015

IRS Tax Forms

Tax Year Forms for 2018 to 2004