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IRS Online Tax Center: Tools and Resources for Small Businesses and Self-Employed

Posted by Sarah Mote on Mar 08, 2012

Meet Melody Green, stakeholder liaison for the Internal Revenue Service, which provides educational resources in partnership with small business organizations.

Taxes. For many, the word itself brings a pack of questions (and other emotions) to mind.

Whether you run a small business or you’re self-employed, you can find answers to your tax questions at the IRS's Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.

This one-stop tax shop offers extensive resources, online tools and tax tips to help small business owners and the self-employed, including:

  • small business forms and publications
  • online applications for an Employer Identification Number
  • employment tax information – federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, FUTA and self-employment tax
  • tax-related news that could affect your business
  • small business educational events
  • IRS videos for small businesses
  • A-Z Index for Business, a fast way to find information

The site provides important federal tax information for all stages of owning a business, whether you’re starting, operating or closing your business.

Other resources available on the IRS website include:

Small Business Video and Audio Presentations
Learn about tax topics through panel discussions, webinars, phone forums and video clips.

IRS Audits Video Series
"Your Guide to an IRS Audit” takes you through the steps of an audit from notification to closing. The scenarios address issues common to small business audits.

Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop
The IRS Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop is a series of stand-alone workshops that help you learn more about your federal tax rights and responsibilities.

Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed
You can download the Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed (Publication 1518) or print it from a PDF file. This 12-month calendar is filled with information on general business taxes, IRS and Social Security Administration customer assistance, electronic filing and paying options, retirement plans, business publications and forms, and common tax filing dates. Each page highlights different tax tips and issues.

You can also download the tax events right into your online calendar or subscribe to the tax calendar events. 

And as always, feel free to call us on the Business and Specialty Tax Help Line at 1-800-829-4933 if you have further tax questions.

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