Federal Income Tax Guides

The links below will allow you to download a number of very useful tax publications from the Internal Revenue Service. Clicking on the links will download a PDF version of the publication directly from the Internal Revenue Service website.

Your Rights As a Taxpayer (Link)

This publication explains some of your most important rights as a taxpayer and the examination, appeal, collection, and refund processes.

Armed Forces’ Tax Guide (Link)

This publication covers the special tax situations of active members of the U.S. Armed Forces. It does not cover military pensions or veterans’ benefits or give the basic tax rules that apply to all taxpayers.

Your Appeal Rights and How To Prepare a Protest If You Don’t Agree (Link)

This Publication tells you how to appeal your tax case if you don’t agree with the Internal Revenue Service findings in an audit or other review.

Employer’s Tax Guide (Link)

A guide to taxes for employers and business owners.

Your Income Tax for Individuals (Link)

This publication covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. It explains the tax law to help you make sure you pay only the tax you owe and no more.

Tax Guide for Small Businesses (for individuals who use Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ) (Link)

The publication provides general information about the federal tax laws that apply to small business owners who are sole proprietors and to statutory employees. It provides information on business income, expenses, and tax credits that may help you file your income tax return.

Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information (Link)

This publication discusses some tax rules that affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return. It answers some basic questions: who should file; what status to use; how many exemptions to claim; and the amount of the standard deduction.

Medical and Dental Expenses (including the Health Coverage Tax Credit) (Link)

This publication explains the itemized deduction for medical and dental expenses that you claim on Schedule A (Form 1040).

Child and Dependent Care Expenses  (Link)

This publication explains the tests you must meet to claim the credit for child and dependent care expenses.

Divorced or Separated Individuals (Link)

This publication explains tax rules that apply if you are divorced or separated from your spouse.

Charitable Contributions (Link)

This publication explains how to claim a deduction for your charitable contributions.

Business Expenses (Link)

This publication discusses common business expenses and explains what is and is not deductible.

Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund (Link)

This publication discusses general rules and procedures that the IRS follows in examinations.

Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) (Link)

This publication discusses traditional, Roth, and SIMPLE IRAs. It explains the rules for setting up an IRA, contributing to an IRA, transferring money or property to or from an IRA, receiving distributions from an IRA, and taking credit for contributions to an IRA.

Survivors, Executors, and Administrators  (Link)

This publication is designed to help those in charge of the estate of an individual who has died. It shows them how to complete and file federal income tax returns and explains their responsibility to pay any taxes due on behalf of the deceased person.

Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans  (Link)

This publication explains health savings accounts (HSAs), medical savings accounts (Archer MSAs and Medicare Advantage MSAs), health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).