Need help with a specific tax issue? A good resource for answers are the official IRS Publications. The IRS publications provide easy-to-follow explanations of common tax questions and tax issues that are faced by American taxpayers.

IRS Publication # IRS Publication Name
Publication 1

Your Rights as a Taxpayer

Derechos del Contribuyente

Publication 3 Armed Forces' Tax Guide
Publication 5 Your Appeal Rights and How To Prepare a Protest If You Don't Agree
Publication 17

Your Federal Income Tax

El Impuesto Federal sobre los Ingresos

Publication 54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
Publication 225 Farmer's Tax Guide
Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business
Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information
Publication 502 Medical and Dental Expenses
Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals
Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
Publication 510 Excise Taxes
Publication 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
Publication 515 Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities
Publication 516 U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad
Publication 517 Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers
Publication 519 U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
Publication 521 Moving Expenses
Publication 523 Selling Your Home
Publication 524 Credit for the Elderly or Disabled
Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income
Publication 526 Charitable Contributions
Publication 527 Residential Rental Property
Publication 529 Miscellaneous Deductions
Publication 530 Tax Information for First-time Homeowners
Publication 531 Reporting Tip Income
Publication 534 Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987
Publication 535 Business Expenses
Publication 536 Net Operating Losses
Publication 537 Installment Sales
Publication 538 Accounting Periods and Methods
Publication 541 Tax Information on Partnerships
Publication 542 Tax Information on Corporations
Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
Publication 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
Publication 550 Investment Income and Expenses
Publication 551 Basis of Assets
Publication 554 Older Americans' Tax Guide
Publication 555 Community Property
Publication 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund
Publication 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
Publication 559 Survivors, Executors and Administrators
Publication 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business
Publication 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property
Publication 570 Tax Guide for Individuals with Income from U.S. Possessions
Publication 571 Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans - 403(b) plans
Publication 575 Pension and Annuity Income
Publication 583

Starting a Business and Keeping Records

Registro de Pérdidas Por Hechos Fortuitos (Imprevistos), Desastres y Robos (Propiedad de Uso Personal)

Publication 584 Casualty, Disaster and Theft Loss Workbook (Personal-Use Property)
Publication 584-B Business Casualty, Disaster and Theft Loss Workbook
Publication 587 Business Use of Your Home
Publication 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
Publication 594 The IRS Collection Process
Publication 596

Earned Income Credit (EIC)

Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo

Publication 597 Information on the U.S.-Canada Income Tax Treaty
Publication 721 Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits
Publication 901 U.S. Tax Treaties
Publication 907 Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
Publication 908 Bankruptcy Tax Guide
Publication 915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
Publication 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
Publication 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide
Publication 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
Publication 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
Publication 938 Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs) Reporting Information
Publication 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities
Publication 946 How To Depreciate Property
Publication 969 Health Savings Accounts & Tax-Favored Health Plans
Publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education
Publication 971 Innocent Spouse Relief
Publication 972 Child Tax Credit
Publication 1212 Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments
Publication 1546 The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS
Publication 1635 Understanding Your EIN Employer Identification Number
Publication 1660 Collection Appeal Rights (for Liens, Levies, and Seizures)
Publication 1779 Independent Contractor or Employee...
Publication 1915

Understanding Your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number ITIN

Entendiendo su Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente (ITIN)

Publication 1932 How To Make Correct Federal Tax Deposits
Publication 2105 Why Do I Have to Pay Taxes?
Publication 3148 Tips on Tips (A Guide to Tip Income Reporting) for Employees
Publication 3402 Tax Issues for Limited Liability Companies
Publication 3598 The Audit Reconsideration Process
Publication 3605 Fast Track Mediation - A Process for Prompt Resolution of Tax Issues
Publication 4128 Tax Impact of Job Loss
Publication 4221-PC Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities
Publication 4221-PF Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private Foundations
Publication 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments
Publication 5120

Facts of the Premium Tax Credit

Hechos sobre el Crédito Tributario de Prima

Publication 5152 Report Changes to the Marketplace As They Happen
Publication 5156 Facts about the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision
Publication 5172 Facts about Health Coverage Exemptions
Publication 5187 Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals & Families
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Upcoming Tax Dates

January 1 Everyone
Federal Holiday (New Year's Day) - Details

January 12Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to your employer - Details

January 12Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of December 2014.

January 14Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of December 2014.

January 15Individuals
Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2014 if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES - Details

January 15 Farmers & fishermen
Pay your estimated tax for 2014 using Form 1040-ES - Details

January 15 Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December 2014

January 15 Nonpayroll withholding.
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December 2014.

January 20 Everyone
Federal Holiday (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr./Inauguration Day) - Details

January 27 Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 16 days of December 2014.

January 29 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of January.

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