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Special Notice Regarding 2013 Tax Products DVD

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The Official 2012 IRS DVD

IRS DVD 2012 Price: $30
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  • Only one release will be made, shipped late Feb 2013 or early March 2013.

Content Cut-off Dates

Customers should download tax products that were revised and issued after the issuance of the Tax Products DVD. The cut-off dates for the content of the DVD are projected to be:

  • Final release: February 12, 2013

Not all tax products are included on the DVD due to scheduling conflicts or late legislation. Tax Products issued after the final release of Publication 1796 are available at Forms and Publications.

2012 Highlights:

  • Tax Map: An Electronic Research Tool and Finding Aid
  • Title 26 – Internal Revenue Code
  • Supports Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Fill-in, Print and Save Features for most Tax Forms
  • FREE E-mail Notification Service

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  • FREE Telephone and e-mail Technical Support
  • Includes Features of Adobe® Reader® 9



  • Current Year Tax Forms, Publications and Instructions
  • Prior Year Tax Forms and Instructions (Example: Form 1040 contains all revision from 1913 to 2011)
  • Prior Year Tax Publications from 1994 to 2011
  • Tax Map – The IRS electronic research tool developed for and used by IRS telephone assistors
  • Tax Law Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system
  • Title 26 – Internal Revenue Code
  • Internal Revenue Bulletins (from 1996 to February 2012)
  • IRS Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information
  • IRS e-file Information
  • Links to Valuable Tax Information available on the Internet
  • IRS Multilingual Products
  • Multi-page User's Guide


Phone, Mail or Fax Orders:

To place a phone, mail or fax order, download an order form PDF Format Available.

Reference NTIS order number: IRS2012DVD*DV (will be available at the time of Final Release).

The form also includes instructions on how to complete a phone, mail or fax order.

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Technical Specifications:

Format: Datafile DVD. The datafile is on one DVD disc.

The 2012 IRS Tax Products DVD can be used with the following operating systems: Windows 2000 (w/ SP 2), XP, Vista, Windows 7; Mac OS X v.10 and higher. It requires a minimum of 256 MB RAM and a minimum of 90 MB available hard drive space (110 MB for MAC) to install Reader. 

Platforms: Windows and Macintosh

OS Requirements:

  • Windows 2000 (w/ SP 2), XP, Vista
  • Mac OS X v.10.3 and higher
  • It requires a minimum of 256 MB RAM and a minimum of 90 MB available hard drive space (110 MB for MAC) to install Reader. 

System requires either an Intel® Pentium® processor, PowerPC® G4/G5 processor or Intel Core Duo processor.  Software is provided to view, search, fill-in and save forms using the free Adobe® Reader® 9.  IRS applies document rights to their PDF forms so they can be filled in and saved locally using the free Adobe Reader.


NOTE: Some forms are intended as information only and may not be filled in (Forms W-2, W-3, 1096, 1098, 1099, 5303, 5310, 5498, and 5500). Content and technical specifications are subject to change. Additionally, this product does not support electronic filing.


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