Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Useful IRS Publications for Individuals

IRS has 838 publications listed on their website. Following are some publications that are useful for individuals. And best of all - they are free!

Publ 3 Armed Forces’ Tax Guide
Publ 552 Recordkeeping for Individuals
Publ 554 Tax Guide for Seniors
Publ 1819 Divorce - An IRS Perspective - Life Cycle Product
Publ 3066 Have you Had your Check-up this year for Retirement Plans?
Publ 3995 Recognizing Illegal Tax Avoidance Schemes
Publ 4141 Senior Citizens - Don’t get penalized on monies in your IRA!
Publ 4149 Internal Revenue Agent Career Opportunities
Publ 4278-B Timing is Everything - Some Helpful Retirement Tips for Employees From the IRS
Publ 4523 Beware of IRS Phishing Schemes Flyer
Publ 4524 Security Awareness-Identity Theft Flyer
Publ 4643 Senior Citizens Most Common Tax Return Errors - Facts Sheet
Publ 4644 Common Errors Made by Taxpayers 65 and Older
Publ 4694 Raising Grandchildren May Impact Your Federal Taxes
Publ 4703 Retirement Savings Contributions Credit - Tax Information for Saving for Retirement

All of these publications can be found on the IRS website.  They are in PDF format and can be downloaded to a computer or can be printed out by section or the entire publication.  Go to, on the left hand side of the screen click on Forms and Publications.

By IRA Technical Consultant Beverly DeVeny and Jared Trexler
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