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Free tax Publication 509 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Free tax Tax questions. Free tax Background Information for Using the Tax CalendarsElectronic deposit requirement. Free tax Legal holidays. Free tax Statewide legal holidays. Free tax Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 509, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Free tax irs. Free tax gov/pub509. Free tax What's New Publication 1518 discontinued after 2013. Free tax  Publication 1518, IRS Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed, is discontinued after 2013. Free tax An IRS Tax Calendar and most of the information previously contained in Publication 1518 can be found at www. Free tax irs. Free tax gov/taxcalendar. Free tax Reminders Photographs of missing children. 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