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Saturday, January 4, 2014

IRS Releases Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax

The IRS has released a revised edition of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax (288 pages), for use in preparing 2013 tax returns:

Publication 17

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288 pages? I checked my 1975 edition: 192 pages. Of course, much has happened since then. New this year:

Same-sex marriages. If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. See chapter 2.

If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to file amended returns to change your filing status for some earlier years. For details on filing amended returns, see chapter 1.

Posted by: Bob Kamman | Jan 4, 2014 7:13:31 AM

I think a better comparison of pages today vs. pages then is 600 - 700 pages today. Lots of new, specialized Pubs. for stuff that was not here then, and even some splitting off of stuff from Pub. 17 into specialized Pubs.

Posted by: eli bortman | Jan 5, 2014 6:38:18 AM