Your Business

Use these links to get forms and pubs needed for your business.

This page provides links to get forms and publications you may need to report income, deductions and credits relating to your business or profession. Note that we have other pages for work and retirement and for investments. Also, you'll need to visit the IRS web site if you need forms and publications for a corporation or partnership. The forms and publications here are for "Schedule C" businesses. 

There are two lists below:

  • Forms for Business
  • IRS Publications for Business

Forms for Business

Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business
Form  Instructions
Use to report income and deductions from a sole proprietorship (a business or profession of your own).
Form 3468 Investment Tax Credit
Form & Instructions
Form 3800 General Business Credit
Form  Instructions
Used by taxpayers who claim certain credits.
Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
Form & Instructions
Form 4255 Recapture of Investment Credit
Form & Instructions
Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
Form  Instructions
Form 4797 Sales of Business Property
Form  Instructions
Securities traders who have made the mark-to-market election use this form to report trading profits and losses.
Form 5884 Work Opportunity Credit
Form & Instructions
Form 6252 Installment Sale Income
Form & Instructions
Form 6765 Credit for Increasing Research Activities
Form & Instructions
Form 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges
Form & Instructions
Form 8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form  Instructions
For more information see Pub 587 below.

IRS Publications for Business

Pub 334 Tax Guide for Small Business
Download
This is a handy general tax guide for people who have a "Schedule C" business — in other words, a sole proprietorship.
Pub 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
Download
Pub 533 Self-Employment Tax
Download
Generally, Schedule C filers other than securities traders have to pay self-employment tax on their net income from self-employment.
Pub 535 Business Expenses
Download
Learn what you can and cannot deduct.
Pub 536 Net Operating Losses
Download
Pub 537 Installment Sales
Download
Pub 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records
Download
Pub 587 Business Use of Your Home
Download
Pub 946 How to Depreciate Property
Download
Pub 969 Medical Savings Accounts
Download

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