The publications listed below are located on the IRS Web site.

Popular Forms

Form NumberForm TitleDescription
Form 540California Resident Income Tax Return
Form 540 2EZCalifornia Resident Income Tax Return
Form 540-ESEstimated tax for individuals
Form 1040US Individual Income Tax ReturnAnnual income tax return filed by citizens or residents of the United States.
Form W-4Employee’s Withholding Certificate.Complete Form W-4 so your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay.
Form 1040-ESEstimated Tax for IndividualsForm 1040-ES is used by persons with income not subject to tax withholding to figure and pay estimated tax.
Form W-9Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and CertificationUsed to request a taxpayer identification number (TIN) for reporting on an information return the amount paid.
Form 4506-TRequest for Transcript of Tax ReturnUse this form to order a transcript or other return information free of charge, or designate a third party to receive the information.
Form 941Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return.Employers who withhold income taxes, social security tax, or Medicare tax from employee’s paychecks or who must pay the employer’s portion of social security or Medicare tax.
Form W-2Wage and Tax Statement.Employers must file a Form W-2 for each employee from whom Income, social security, or Medicare tax was withheld.
Form 9465Installment Agreement RequestUse this form to request a monthly installment plan if you cannot pay the full amount you owe shown on your tax return (or on a notice we sent you).
Form SS-4Application for Employer Identification Number (EIN)Application for Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Use this form to apply for an employer identification number (EIN).
Form W-7Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.Get or renew an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) for federal tax purposes if you are not eligible for a social
security number.


Product NumberTitle
Publication 1Your Rights As A Taxpayer
Publication 3Armed Forces’ Tax Guide
Publication 15Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide
Publication 17Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals)
Publication 51Circular A, Agricultural Employer’s Tax Guide
Publication 54Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
Publication 80Circular SS – Federal Tax Guide for Employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Publication 225Farmer’s Tax Guide
Publication 334Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ)
Publication 463Travel, Gift, and Car Expenses
Publication 501Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
Publication 502Medical and Dental Expenses
Publication 503Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Publication 504Divorced or Separated Individuals
Publication 505Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
Publication 509Tax Calendars
Publication 510Excise Taxes
Publication 514Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
Publication 515Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities
Publication 516U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad
Publication 517Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers
Publication 519U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
Publication 523Selling Your Home
Publication 524Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Publication 525Taxable and Nontaxable Income
Publication 526Charitable Contributions
Publication 527Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes)
Publication 529Miscellaneous Deductions
Publication 530Tax Information for Homeowners
Publication 531Reporting Tip Income
Publication 534Depreciating Property Placed In Service Before 1987
Publication 535Business Expenses
Publication 536Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Publication 537Installment Sales
Publication 538Accounting Periods and Methods
Publication 541Partnerships
Publication 542Corporations
Publication 544Sales and other Dispositions of Assets
Publication 547Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
Publication 550Investment Income and Expenses
Publication 554Tax Guide for Seniors
Publication 555Community Property
Publication 556Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund
Publication 557Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
Publication 559Survivors, Executors, and Administrators
Publication 560Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE and Qualified Plans)
Publication 570Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U.S. Possessions
Publication 571Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) For Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations
Publication 575Pension and Annuity Income
Publication 583Starting a Business and Keeping Records
Publication 587Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers)
Publication 590-AContributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
Publication 590-BDistributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
Publication 595Capital Construction Fund for Commercial Fishermen
Publication 596Earned Income Credit
Publication 598Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations
Publication 721Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits
Publication 901U.S. Tax Treaties
Publication 907Tax Highlights for Persons With Disabilities
Publication 908Bankruptcy Tax Guide
Publication 915Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
Publication 925Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
Publication 926Household Employer’s Tax Guide
Publication 929Tax Rules for Children and Dependents
Publication 936Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
Publication 939General Rule for Pensions and Annuities
Publication 946How to Depreciate Property
Publication 957Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments to the Social Security Administration
Publication 969Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
Publication 970Tax Benefits for Education
Publication 1212Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments
Publication 1345Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns
Publication 1544Reporting Cash Payments of Over $10,000
Publication 4557Safeguarding Taxpayer Data: A Guide for Your Business