2015 Publication 17 Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals)

2015 Publication 17 Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals)
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This publication covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. It supplements the information contained in your tax form instructions and closely follows Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. It is divided into six parts which cover different sections of Form 1040.

Publication 17 will help you identify which filing status you qualify for, whether you can claim any dependents, and whether the income you receive is taxable. The publication goes on to explain the standard deduction, the kinds of expenses you may be able to deduct, and the various kinds of credits you may be able to take to reduce your tax. Throughout the authoritative publication are examples showing how the tax law applies in typical situations produced by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a Bureau within the United States Department of Treasury. Also throughout the publication are flowcharts and tables that present tax information in an easy-to-understand manner.


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Table of Contents

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Part One. The Income Tax Return

1 Filing Information
2 Filing Status
3 Personal Exemptions and Dependents
4 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 

Part Two. Income

5 Wages, Salaries, and Other Earnings 
6 Tip Income
7 Interest Income
8 Dividends and Other Distributions 
9 Rental Income and Expenses
10 Retirement Plans, Pensions, and Annuities
11 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits
12 Other Income 

Part Three. Gains and Losses

13 Basis of Property
14 Sale of Property 
15 Selling Your Home
16 Reporting Gains and Losses 

Part Four. Adjustments to Income

17 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
18 Alimony
19 Education-Related Adjustments

Part Five. Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions

20 Standard Deduction
21 Medical and Dental Expenses
22 Taxes
23 Interest Expense
24 Contributions
25 Nonbusiness Casualty and Theft Losses
26 Car Expenses and Other Employee Business Expenses
27 Tax Benefits for Work-Related Education
28 Miscellaneous Deductions
29 Limit on Itemized Deductions

Part Six. Figuring Your Taxes and Credits

30 How To Figure Your Tax
31 Tax on Unearned Income of Certain Children
32 Child and Dependent Care Credit
33 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
34 Child Tax Credit
35 Education Credits
36 Earned Income Credit (EIC)
37 Premium Tax Credit (PTC)
38 Other Credits

2015 Tax Table

2015 Tax Computation Worksheet

2015 Tax Rate Schedules

Your Rights as a Taxpayer

How To Get Tax Help


Where To File



This publication is meant for individuals who would like guidance in filing their federal income taxes.

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