Where Can You Find IRS Publication 17 Online?


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The Internal Revenue Service’s Publication 17 can be found in its entirety on the official website of the IRS. Publication 17 is available as a PDF download, HTML page or downloadable eBook. There is no cost for viewing Publication 17 online.

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Publication 17 is entitled “Your Federal Income Tax” and deals with the general rules that taxpayers need to know about filing an income tax return. It covers tax laws and points out new tax code changes that taxpayers should be aware of prior to filing their yearly returns.

Publication 17 is intended to be an all-inclusive publication that answers the basic questions that taxpayers have about filing returns. It covers everything from ordering the appropriate forms and publications from the IRS to determining if a taxpayer must file a return and which form the taxpayer should use. In addition, Publication 17 offers advice on preparing a return, filing the return and keeping records.

Special topics, such as amending a return and dealing with identity theft as a taxpayer are also covered by Publication 17. The publication closes with valuable reference material for taxpayers, including a tax table, a list of taxpayer rights and contact information for reaching the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

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