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Small Business Tax Center
Small Business Taxes
A common challenge to most start-up entrepreneurs is complying with the Internal Revenue Service and ever changing regulations. Fortunately, the I.R.S. has an Internet based Tax Center which contains a great deal of information that will assist you. You can learn about operating a business with employees, business deductions and tax credits, filing and paying taxes, recordkeeping and choosing an accounting method. You can also secure business income tax forms for all of the types of businesses.

To start off with, the IRS has provided a great overview covering basic tax rules and startup issues here: http://www.irsvideos.gov/VirtualWorkshop/

Please take a look at the following very informative resources:

Business Taxes
The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98966,00.html

What's Hot In Tax Forms, Publications, and Other Tax Products

IRS Disaster Site:
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html

Electronic Business:
http://www.irs.gov/uac/Electronic-Filing-Options-for-Business-and-Self-Employed-Taxpayers

Getting Started

Tax Information for Businesses
If you run a small business or are self-employed, the IRS web site offers a wide variety of information to help you.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html

Checklist for Starting a Business
This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98810,00.html

Business Structure
When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use. Legal and tax considerations enter into this decision.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98359,00.html

Employer ID Number
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a federal tax identification number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html

Online Application - Form SS-4
Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html

Small Business Products Online Ordering
Looking for a tool to help you meet your tax requirements? Choose from our free products, developed especially for the Small Business/Self-Employed person, and obtain updated information on existing products. Order today online or by calling 1-800-829-3676.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=101169,00.html

IRS Forms and Publications

Forms and Publications
Need an IRS form or publication?
http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html

Electronic Filing

IRS e-file for Business
The IRS offers several electronic filing options designed specifically for the business filer. There are several ways you may choose to participate in the IRS e-file for Business programs.
http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118520,00.html

Electronic Federal Tax Payments (EFTPS)
Businesses and individuals can use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System to pay all their federal taxes electronically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via the phone, personal computer (PC) software or the Internet. Visit the EFTPS web site for all the latest information! Or visit the Department of Treasury's Financial Management Services web page on EFTPS.
http://www.eftps.gov/

Quick Alert
Get on board and be one of the thousands of tax professionals that currently receive information on "up-to-the-minute" e-file events.
http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/providers/article/0,,id=97623,00.html

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