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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 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15.pdf
Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ) http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p334.pdf
Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf
Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p505.pdf
Publication 531 Reporting Tip Income http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p531.pdf
Publication 535 Business Expenses http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p535.pdf
Publication 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts (Business and Nonbusiness) http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p547.pdf
Publication 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans) http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p560.pdf
Publication 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p583.pdf
Publication 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers) http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p587.pdf
Publication 598 Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p598.pdf
Publication 946 How to Depreciate Property http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p946.pdf
Publication 1635 Understanding Your EIN - Employer Identification Numbers. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1635.pdf
Publication 1779 Independent Contractor or Employee http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1779.pdf