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Recommended Reading for Small Businesses From the IRS

A comprehensive list of helpful publications for small businesses. Most are available to browse online. All may be downloaded in Adobe PDF format and printed.

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Publication 15 Publication 15, (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide
Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ)
Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
Publication 531 Reporting Tip Income
Publication 535 Business Expenses
Publication 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts (Business and Nonbusiness)
Publication 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans)
Publication 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records
Publication 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers)
Publication 598 Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations
Publication 946 How to Depreciate Property
Publication 1635 Understanding Your EIN - Employer Identification Numbers.
Publication 1779 Independent Contractor or Employee