Tax Tips: Finding the IRS forms and instructions you need

Tax time is almost over, and you still don't know what forms you need to file? And you don't know where to get instructions either? Well that's easy!

Any IRS form or publication that you could possibly need can be found by starting on this page. If you already know the form you're looking for, you can use the list of forms. If you have a question on a certain tax topic and know what publication you're looking for, you can use the publication list.

If you don't even know where to start with your tax issue, you can start by searching the topical index linked on that page. It takes you to an alphabetical listing of many tax topics, and you might be able to find the form or booklet you need linked there.

And this page can answer lots of common questions about finding and using the forms and publications you need.

Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.

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