Small Business Taxes & Management

IRS Publications

Small Business Taxes & Management--Copyright 2022, A/N Group, Inc.


We've compiled a list of the most popular IRS publications. IRS publications frequently contain a wealth of information. We've broken the list down into three categories -- Personal, Health Care and Business. There are actually many more IRS publications than those listed here; by deleting the more arcane ones we've made the list more usable. You can also use the find feature in your browser to search the list. There is often some overlap. For example, the publication on depreciation can be useful for both businesses and individuals. We list the publication only once, so check the entire page. After you've located the publication you want, click on the title for a direct link to the publication on the IRS page. You'll need Adobe Acrobat to read the file. For the complete list of publications available, go to the IRS site, IRS Forms and Publications. Three more points. First, be sure to check publication dates carefully. Many are revised annually; some only infrequently. Many revisions occur after a major tax law change or near the end of the year or early in the new year. The link below should take you to the current, published document. For example, many publications have a 2019 date and are intended for 2019 returns. When the update is published the link below will take you to the latest publication. Most publications also contain a publication date. That's usually on the bottom of the cover page. For example, Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses (For use in preparing 2019 Returns) was released January 30, 2020. Second, many of the most popular publications are also available in Spanish and some are available in other languages. Third, draft copies of publications can be found at IRS Draft Forms.

Publications for Individuals

Pub. No.         Publication Name
1 Your Rights As A Taxpayer
3 Armed Forces' Tax Guide
5 Appeal Rights and Preparation of Protests for Unagreed Cases
17 Your Federal Income Tax
54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
225 Farmer's Tax Guide
501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
502 Medical and Dental Expenses
503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
504 Divorced or Separated Individuals
505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
516 U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad
517 Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy
519 U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
521 Moving Expenses
523 Selling Your Home
524 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income
526 Charitable Contributions
527 Residential Rental Property
529 Miscellaneous Deductions
530 Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners
531 Reporting Tip Income
536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals
537 Installment Sales
547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts (Business and Nonbusiness)
550 Investment Income and Expenses
551 Basis of Assets
552 Recordkeeping for Individuals
554 Tax Guide for Seniors
555 Community Property
556 Examination of Returns, Appeals Rights, and Claims for Refund
559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators
561 Determining the Value of Donated Property
570 Tax Guide for Individuals with Income from U.S. Possessions
571 Tax-Sheltered Annuity Programs for Employees . . . Public Schools and Exempt Organizations
575 Pension and Annuity Income
584 Casualty, Disaster and Theft Loss Workbook (Personal-Use Property)
584B Business Casualty, Disaster and Theft Loss Workbook
587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers)
590-A Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
590-B Distributions From Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
594 The IRS Collection Process
596 Earned Income Credit
721 Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits
746 Information About Your Notice, Penalty and Interest
907 Tax Highlights for Persons With Disabilities
908 Bankruptcy Tax Guide
915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
926 Household Employer's Tax Guide
929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
938 Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs)
939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities
957 Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments
969 Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
970 Tax Benefits for Higher Education
971 Innocent Spouse Relief (and Separation of Liability and Equitable Relief)
972 Child Tax Credit
976 Disaster Relief
1024 How to Prepare an Application for a Certificate of Nonattachment of Federal Tax Lien
1035 Extending the Tax Assessment Period
1244 Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer
1321 Special Instructions for Bona Fide Residents of Puerto Rico Who Must File From 1040
1546 The Taxpayer Advocate Service: How to Get Help With Unresolved Tax Problems
1577 Applying for Financial Aid?
1660 Collection Appeal Rights
1771 Charitable Contributions - Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements
1854 How to Prepare a Collection Information Statement (Form 433-A)
1915 Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
2194 Disaster Losses Kit for Individuals
3498 The Examination Process
3833 Disaster Relief
3864 Tax Facts for Seniors with a Change in Marital Status
3865 Tax Information for Survivors of Domestic Abuse
3966 Living and Working With Disabilities
3995 Recognizing Illegal Tax Avoidance Schemes
4128 Tax Impact of Job Loss
4303 A Donor's Guide to Car Donations
4345 Settlements Taxability
4386 Compliance Checks: Examination, Audit or Compliance Check
4530 Designated Roth Accounts Under 401(k) or 403(b) Plan
4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments
4808 Disability and EITC
4849 Can't Pay the Tax You Owe Fact Sheet
4821 Tax Problems and Nowhere to Turn? Contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service
5181 Tax Return Reviews by Mail (CP2000, CP2501)
5537 IRS Toolkit Advance Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit


Health Care Publications

Pub No.      Publication Name
974 Premium Tax Credit
5093 Healthcare Law Online Resources
5120 Facts about the Premium Tax Credit
5152 Premium Tax Credit: Report changes in circumstances for the Marketplace when they happen
5156 IRS Services Guide
5172 Facts about Health Coverage Exemptions
5187 Health Care Law: What's New for Individuals and Families
5201 The Health Care Law and Your Taxes


Publications for Businesses

Pub No.      Publication Name
15 Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide
15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide
15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits
15-T Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods
Notc 931 Notice 931-Deposit Requirements for Employment Taxes
51 Circular A, Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide
334 Tax Guide for Small Business
463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses
510 Excise Taxes
515 Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations
534 Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987
535 Business Expenses
537 Installment Sales
538 Accounting Periods and Methods
541 Partnerships
542 Corporations
544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE and Qualified Plans)
583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records
584B Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
597 Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty
901 U.S. Tax Treaties
946 How to Depreciate Property
947 Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney
957 Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments to the Social Security Administration
966 Electronic Choices to Pay All Your Federal Taxes
1244 Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer
1281 Backup Withholding on Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs
1345 Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns
1544 Reporting Cash Payments of Over $10,000
1586 Reasonable Cause Regulations and Requirements for Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs
1635 Understanding Your Employer Identification Number (EIN)
1779 Employee Independent Contractor Brochure
1976 Section 530 Relief--Independent Contractor or Employee?
2053-A Quick and Easy Access to IRS Tax Help and Tax Forms
3144 Tips on Tips (a Guide to Tip Income Reporting) for Employers
3148 Tips on Tips (a Guide to Tip Income Reporting) for Employees
3151 The ABC's of Federal Tax Deposits
3402 Taxation of Limited Liability Companies
3605 Fast Track Mediation-A Process for Prompt Resolution of Tax Issues
3611 Electronic Payments
3780 Tax Information for Small Construction Businesses
3998 Choosing a Retirement Solution for your Small Business
4078 Tax- Exempt Private Activity Bonds
4169 EFTPS Tax Professional Guide
4222 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses
4284 SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan Checklist
4285 Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Checklist
4302 A Charity's Guide to Car Donations
4333 SEP Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
4334 SIMPLE IRA Plans for Small Businesses
4463 EFTPS Pay Federal Taxes Electronically
4531 401(k) Plan Checklist
4591 Small Business Federal Tax Responsibility
4674 Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses
4806 Profit-Sharing Plans for Small Businesses
5146 Employment Tax Returns: Examinations and Appeal Rights
5447 How to Close a Sole Proprietorship
5447-A How to Close a Partnership
5447-B How to Close a Corporation


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Last Update--01/17/22