An IRS Dedicated to Small Businesses and the Self-employed
If you run a small business or are self-employed, the Small Business Self-employed community website is for you! Our site offers industry and/or profession-specific information to help you work with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Our site offers links to the following small business communities:
Click on the following link for information on the Smallwares method of depreciation: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/industries/article/0,,id=106986,00.html
If you're starting a new business and you don't know where to begin, then visit the Checklist for Starting a Business.
Or choose any one of these other resources:
If you're closing a business for whatever reason, find out what steps you need to follow.
Not sure if you need an EIN (Employer Id Number)? Everything you need to answer that question can be found on the EIN web page. Or if you already have an EIN, and have begun a new business, find out if you'll need a New EIN.
Having employees require businesses to meet certain laws and regulations, especially if you have employees with disabilities.
We've also provided a list of links to business-related resources from federal and state agencies, as well as from private sector organizations. This is a comprehensive list covering topics such as business statistics, women and minorities, and laws and regulations. The list goes on.
Information for Your Business from the IRS
IRS forms and publications for the small business owner and the self-employed are now available on our web site. To research and download those forms and publications specific to your community or to all businesses, visit our site today.
Were you aware that 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. Whatever your choice, participation in IRS e-file for Business programs is e-fficient with increased accuracy, it's more e-ffective since you'll spend less time filing tax returns and more time focused on your business, and it's more e-conomical with less paperwork.
Up until now Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) has been a service that businesses and individuals can use to pay all their federal taxes electronically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via the phone or personal computer (PC) software. Now taxpayers can pay via 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.
Taxpayer Advocate Service
As an independent organization within the IRS we help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.