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

February 1 — Individuals who must make estimated tax payments
If you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15, you may choose (but are not required) to file your income tax return (Form 1040) for 2015 by February 1. Filing your return and paying any tax due by February 2 prevents any penalty for late payment of the last installment. If you cannot file and pay your tax by February 1, file and pay your tax by April 18.

February 1 — All Employers
Give your employees their copies of Form W2 for 2015. If an employee agreed to receive Form W2 electronically, have it posted on a website and notify the employee of the posting.

February 1 — Payers of gambling winnings
If you either paid reportable gambling winnings or withheld income tax from gambling winnings, give the winners their copies of Form W2G.

February 1 — Nonpayroll taxes
File Form 945 to report income tax withheld for 2015 on all nonpayroll items, including backup withholding and withholding on pensions, annuities, IRAs, gambling winnings, and payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules.

February 1 — Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the fourth quarter of 2015. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full, you have until February 10 to file the return.

February 1 — Certain small employers
File Form 944 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2015. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is $2,500 or more for 2015 but less than $2,500 for the fourth quarter, deposit any undeposited tax or pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full, you have until February 10 to file the return.

February 1 — Farm employers
File Form 943 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2015. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full, you have until February 10 to file the return.

February 1 — Federal unemployment tax
File Form 940 for 2015. If your undeposited tax is $500 r less, you can either pay it with your return or deposit it. If it is more than $500, you must deposit it. However, if you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full, you have until February 10 to file the return.

February 1 — All businesses
Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2015 - Details

February 1 — Form 720 taxes
File Form 720 for the fourth quarter of 2015.

February 1 — Wagering tax
File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during December 2015.

February 1 — Heavy highway vehicle use tax
File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in December 2015.

February 10 — Nonpayroll taxes
File Form 945 to report income tax withheld for 2015 on all nonpayroll items. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full.

February 10 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the fourth quarter of 2015. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full.

February 10 — Certain small employers
File Form 944 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2015. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full.

February 10 — Farm employers
File Form 943 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2015. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full.

February 10 — Federal unemployment tax
File Form 940 for 2015. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full.

February 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during January, report them to your employer - Details

February 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 January.

February 12 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of January.

February 15 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (Washington's Birthday) - Details

February 16 — Individuals
If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year on the Form W-4, you must file a new Form W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year - Details

February 16 — All businesses
Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2015 - Details

February 16 — Publication 509 (2015)
All payments reported on Form 1099S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions. Substitute payments reported in box 8 or gross proceeds paid to an attorney reported in box 14 of Form 1099MISC.

February 16 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in January.

February 16 — Nonpayroll withholding
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in January.

February 17 — All employers
Begin withholding income tax from the pay of any employee who claimed exemption from withholding in 2015, but did not give you Form W4 to continue the exemption this year.

February 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 January.

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

February 29 — All businesses
File information returns (for example, Forms 1099) for certain payments you made during 2015.

February 29 — Farmers & fishermen
File your 2015 income tax return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due - Details

February 29 — Payers of gambling winnings.
File Form 1096 along with Copy A of all the Forms W2G you issued for 2015. If you file Forms W2G electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms remains February 1.

February 29 — All employers
File Form W3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, along with Copy A of all the Forms W2 you issued for 2015. If you file Forms W2 electronically, your due date for filing them with the SSA will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms remains February 1.

February 29 — Large food and beverage establishment employers
File Form 8027, Employer's Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips. Use Form 8027T, Transmittal of Employer's Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips, to summarize and transmit Forms 8027 if you have more than one establishment. If you file Forms 8027 electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31.

February 29 — Wagering tax
File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during January.

February 29 — Heavy highway vehicle use tax
File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in January.

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