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 3||Armed Forces' Tax Guide|
|Publication 5||Your Appeal Rights and How To Prepare a Protest If You Don't Agree|
|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 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 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 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 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|
August 1 — Form 720 taxes
File Form 720 for the second quarter of 2016.
August 1 — Wagering tax
File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during June.
August 1 — Heavy highway vehicle use tax
File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in June.
August 1 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the second quarter of 2016. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules.
August 1 — Certain small employers
Deposit any undeposited tax if your tax liability is $2,500 or more for 2016 but less than $2,500 for the second quarter.
August 1 — Federal unemployment tax
Deposit the tax owed through June if more than $500.
August 1 — All employers
If you maintain an employee benefit plan, such as a pension, profitsharing, or stock bonus plan, file Form 5500 or 5500EZ for calendar year 2015. If you use a fiscal year as your plan year, file the form by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends.
August 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to your employer - Details
August 10 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the second quarter of 2016. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full.
August 10 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of July.
August 12 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of July.
August 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in July.
August 15 — Nonpayroll withholding
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in July.
August 25 — 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 July.
August 29 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of August.
August 31 — Heavy highway vehicle use tax
File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in July.
August 31 — Wagering tax
File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during July.