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Did you know there are over 2,000 IRS publications?
We have selected the top 100 publications for you, based on your most often requested topics.

NOTE: These are hosted on the IRS website.  Click on the Publication Number (on the left), and the publication will open in a new tab.

 

Publication Number Title Revision Date
Publ 4222 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 1015
Publ 4303 A Donor’s Guide To Vehicle Donations 115
Publ 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 1212
Publ 5215 Affordable Care Act – Responsibilities for Health Coverage Providers 116
Publ 5208 Affordable Care Act: Are you an applicable large employer? 116
Publ 5121 Affordable Care Act: Individuals and Families 116
Publ 5200 Affordable Care Act: What employers need to know 116
Publ 3 Armed Forces’ Tax Guide 2015
Publ 908 Bankruptcy Tax Guide 1012
Publ 551 Basis of Assets 1214
Publ 584-B Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook 1211
Publ 535 Business Expenses 2014
Publ 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers) 2015
Publ 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts (Business and Nonbusiness) 2015
Publ 584 Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook (Personal-Use Property) 612
Publ 526 Charitable Contributions 2015
Publ 1771 Charitable Contributions – Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements 713
Publ 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 2015
Publ 5085 Child Related Benefits Chart 513
Publ 972 Child Tax Credit 2015
Publ 3998 Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business 1214
Publ 51 Circular A, Agricultural Employer’s Tax Guide 2016
Publ 15 Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide 2016
Publ 555 Community Property 114
Publ 4221-PF Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private Foundations 814
Publ 4221-PC Compliance Guide For 501(c)(3) Public Charities 714
Publ 4221-NC Compliance Guide for Tax Exempt Organizations (other than 501(c)(3) Public Charities and Private Foundations) 914
Publ 590-A Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 2015
Publ 542 Corporations 312
Publ 524 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 2015
Publ 534 Depreciating Property Placed In Service Before 1987 1195
Publ 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property 407
Publ 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals 2015
Publ 596 Earned Income Credit 2015
Publ 5081 Education Credits Online Resource Guide 713
Publ 5075 EITC Awareness 1215
Publ 15-A Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide (Supplement to Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide, Publication 15) 2016
Publ 15-B Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 2016
Publ 5180 Exempt Organizations 1015
Publ 225 Farmer’s Tax Guide 2015
Publ 5137 Fringe Benefit Guide 114
Publ 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities 1213
Publ 4717 (EN-SP) Help your Tax Preparer get you the EITC you earned 1014
Publ 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 2015
Publ 926 Household Employer’s Tax Guide 2016
Publ 946 How to Depreciate Property 2014
Publ 5027 Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers 1215
Publ 4819 Important Information About the First-Time Homebuyer Credit 211
Publ 1779 Independent Contractor or Employee Brochure 312
Publ 1779 (SP) Independent Contractor or Employee Brochure (Spanish Version) 211
Publ 971 Innocent Spouse Relief 1014
Publ 537 Installment Sales 2014
Publ 550 Investment Income and Expenses 2015
Publ 3966 Living and Working with Disabilities 913
Publ 4118 Lots of Benefits-Retirement Plans Life Cycle 712
Publ 502 Medical and Dental Expenses 2015
Publ 529 Miscellaneous Deductions 2015
Publ 521 Moving Expenses 2015
Publ 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 2014
Publ 541 Partnerships 116
Publ 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 2015
Publ 575 Pension and Annuity Income 2015
Publ 531 Reporting Tip Income 2015
Publ 3148 (SP) Reporting Your Tip Income, Spanish 100
Publ 527 Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes) 2015
Publ 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE and Qualified Plans) 2015
Publ 544 Sales and other Dispositions of Assets 2015
Publ 523 Selling Your Home 2015
Publ 4333 SEP Retirement Plans for Small Businesses 1015
Publ 4334 SIMPLE IRA Plans for Small Businesses 1014
Publ 4591 Small Business Federal Tax Responsibilities 814
Publ 915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits 2015
Publ 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records 115
Publ 600 State and Local General Sales Taxes 2006
Publ 559 Survivors, Executors and Administrators 2015
Publ 970 Tax Benefits for Education 2015
Publ 1828 Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations 815
Publ 570 Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions 2015
Publ 554 Tax Guide for Seniors 2015
Publ 334 Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ) 2015
Publ 721 Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits 2015
Publ 907 Tax Highlights for Persons With Disabilities 2015
Publ 4940 Tax Information for Active Duty Military and Reserve Personnel 811
Publ 530 Tax Information for Homeowners 2015
Publ 3780 Tax Information for Small Construction Businesses 1103
Publ 3780 (SP) Tax Information for Small Construction Businesses (Spanish Version) 414
Publ 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents 2015
Publ 4902 Tax Tips for the Cosmetology and Barber Industry 211
Publ 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 2015
Publ 3402 Taxation of Limited Liability Companies 1114
Publ 3079 Tax-Exempt Organizations and Gaming 813
Publ 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization 216
Publ 3148 Tips on Tips – A Guide to Tip Income Reporting for Employees Who Receive Tip Income 806
Publ 3144 Tips on Tips – A Guide to Tip Income Reporting for Employers in Businesses Where Tip Income is Customary 315
Publ 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 2015
Publ 5082 What You Should Know About Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Taxes 413
Publ 2105 Why do I have to Pay Taxes? 311
Publ 17 Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals) 2015
Publ 17 (SP) Your Federal Income Tax (Spanish version) 2015
Publ 1 Your Rights As A Taxpayer 1214

From the Small Business Administration, training to help you start a business:

TOPIC: STARTING A BUSINESS
Title Description Course Link
Young Entrepreneurs This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business.  You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally… GO TO COURSE
Jóvenes Emprendedores (Young Entrepreneurs – Spanish) Este curso les presenta a los jóvenes empresarios a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de… GO TO COURSE
Strategic Planning Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business. This course will explain why strategic planning is important and describe typical steps taken in the process…. GO TO COURSE
Buying a Business This self-paced training provides an overview of the process of buying a business and provides resources to help you decide if buying a business is right for you. Topics include how and what to… GO TO COURSE
Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses. GO TO COURSE
Encore Entrepreneurship for Women This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business. GO TO COURSE
Encore Entrepreneurs: An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business This course is designed for individuals planning to start a business after earlier career endeavors. GO TO COURSE
Native American Business Primer This course is designed to assist Native peoples who’re thinking about starting a business, or who’re in the early stages of starting a business. GO TO COURSE
Introduction to Franchising This self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one. GO TO COURSE
Topics include defining…
How to Write a Business Plan This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a… GO TO COURSE

From the Small Business Administration, training to help you manage a business:

TOPIC: MANAGING A BUSINESS
Title Description Course Link
Growing an Established Company You have started your business and now you think you are ready to grow. How do you really know if you and your company are ready for the next step? This course will help you determine if a growth… GO TO COURSE
Legal Requirements for Small Business As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. GO TO COURSE
Pricing Models for Successful Business This course explains pricing models your business might adopt. Learn how to set prices, calculate costs, assess competitors and much more. GO TO COURSE
Introduction to Pricing Learn about pricing and the impact that it has on the success of your business. From determining your price to implementing your pricing strategy this course will give you the resources to sound… GO TO COURSE
Establishing Values for Your Business The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, customers and ultimately your bottom line. What are you doing to establish, cultivate and grow this precious… GO TO COURSE
Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview of intellectual properties and explains how to protect them. Learn why you should protect your… GO TO COURSE
Small Business Employee Recruitment and Retention The talent and expertise of your employees is one of your businesses’ greatest assets. This course reveals recruiting and retaining strategies to help you locate, recruit, and retain talented… GO TO COURSE
Selling Your Business This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business. GO TO COURSE
Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a…
Customer Service This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your business GO TO COURSE
Topics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer…
Cybersecurity for Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business. GO TO COURSE
Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing…
Disaster Recovery: A guide to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Programs This self-paced guide is designed to provide an overview of SBA’s assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations. GO TO COURSE
The Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative: Creating Jobs and Saving Homeowners Money This course will provide an overview of the progress of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, the skills needed to make American. GO TO COURSE
Take Your Business Global – An Introduction to Exporting This course is  intended to be a guide for small businesses to help determine if exporting, as a business strategy, makes sense and whether the basic ingredients for export readiness are in-place… GO TO COURSE
Crime Prevention: A Guide for Small Businesses The course is directed to small business owners who are concerned about crimes within and around their businesses. This module will help you become aware of how crime can affect your firm and… GO TO COURSE

From the Small Business Administration, training to help you finance a business:

TOPIC: FINANCING
Title Description Course Link
Savings Plans for Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business. GO TO COURSE
Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks,…
Finding and Attracting Investors This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors. GO TO COURSE
Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and…
Financing Options for Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business. GO TO COURSE
Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel…
Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview… GO TO COURSE
Introduction to Accounting This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting. GO TO COURSE
How to Prepare a Loan Package This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are… GO TO COURSE

From the Small Business Administration, training to help you market your business:

TOPIC: MARKETING
Title Description Course Link
Understanding Your Customer Knowing your customer is a vital part of effectively selling your product or service. This course will introduce you to tools and resources that will help you understand your customer and increase… GO TO COURSE
Sales: A Guide for the Small Business Owner You have a great product or service. Now you have to sell it. This course will give you an overview of sales plans and other tools to get your product or service into your customer/consumer’s… GO TO COURSE
Market Research You have a great product or service, but who are your customers and how can you reach them? This course will give you an overview of how to identify your customer and how to market to them. GO TO COURSE
Competitive Advantage What sets you apart from your competition? Learn how to get a competitive advantage with this course. Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, create… GO TO COURSE
Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers This course is designed to provide a basic overview of marketing. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are… GO TO COURSE

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From the Small Business Administration, training on Government Contracting:

TOPIC: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
Title Description Course Link
Taking Your High-Tech Product to Market Your product or service is on the cutting edge of technology, a game changer. Now you need to find the best way to get your breakthrough to market. This course will introduce you to the product… GO TO COURSE
Counterfeit Parts – Prevention and Guidance This presentation is about the growing problem of counterfeit parts in federal procurement.  Specifically, it is about preventing the acquisition of counterfeit parts in government contracting. GO TO COURSE
HUBZone Mini-Primer #3 Understanding HUBZone Protests  GO TO COURSE
This presentation is about understanding HUBZone status protests. It is the third module in a series of Mini-Primers about the HUBZone…
HUBZone Mini-Primer #2 HUBZone Eligibility Requirements:  GO TO COURSE
Principal Office – Employees – Residency
This presentation is about HUBZone eligibility requirements, specifically principal office…
Small Business Primer – Understanding Small Business Size Standards and Affiliation This training module describes what size standards are, how they are established, why they are important, how they are used, where to find them and how to determine if a specific business concern… GO TO COURSE
Certificate of Competency This training program has two key objectives: (1) provide a meaningful overview of the COC program, and (2) assist contracting officers and others to better understand and to more efficiently use… GO TO COURSE
HUBZone Mini-Primer #1 Understanding HUBZone Designations GO TO COURSE
This HUBZone Mini-Primer is about helping firms to better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they…
How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals This course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response.   See theGovernment Contracting… GO TO COURSE
Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Federal contracting opportunities for Veterans. GO TO COURSE
Topics include basic information about Veteran-owned businesses and opportunities,…
Small Business Contracting Emergency Acquisition Procedures Guide for contracting officers and others to become more aware of emergency acquisition procedures. GO TO COURSE
Tribal Enterprise Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program Business Guide for tribal enterprises regarding the 8(a) Business Development Program. GO TO COURSE
NHO Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program Provides an overview of the 8(a) Program for Hawaiian Native Corporations and NHO-owned businesses. GO TO COURSE
ANC Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program This module is designed to inform and educate ANCs (Alaska Native Corporations) about the 8(a) Program. GO TO COURSE
Veteran Owned Small Business – Contracting Programs This training module provides an overview of the key contracting programs that support veteran owned small businesses.  Specifically, it describes, explains and outlines the differences between… GO TO COURSE
Price Evaluation Preference – HUBZone Program Guide for Contracting Officers This course is about the price evaluation preference — available for HUBZone firms.  It is intended for contracting officers and other contracting personnel, specific to the HUBZone program.  … GO TO COURSE
Market Research – A Guide for Contracting Officers This course is about market research. Specifically, understanding and using market research to find qualified small business vendors.   See the Government… GO TO COURSE
Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer This course is designed to provide an overview of the Non‐Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.   See the … GO TO COURSE
Women Owned Small Business Program – A Primer for Contracting Officers This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See theGovernment Contracting… GO TO COURSE
The WOSB Advantage This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting Classroom for more… GO TO COURSE
The HUBZone Primer – Eligibility & Certification Requirements This course is about federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.  See the Government Contracting Classroom… GO TO COURSE
Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts This course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to seell to the government.   See theGovernment Contracting… GO TO COURSE