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Small Business Resources (1)

As a new business owner, you need to know your federal tax responsibilities.  In addition to knowing about federal taxes, you need to make some basic business decisions. Understanding and complying with tax requirements is a necessary aspect of doing business.

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Tax Help for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

If you are starting or already have a small business and need information on taxes, help is available in the form of media products and services from the IRS. 

The IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Community provides extensive tax information and on-line tools and resources especially for small businesses. They offer an array of educational products that you can view or order online, at your convenience, night or day. Additionally, the website has an online classroom with video streaming of several of multimedia educational products.  For more information visit IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource

Other Helpful Resources Links

Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Treasury
U.S. Tax Court
Department of Agriculture - Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Department of Commerce
Department of Education
Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
State and Local Contacts
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Additional IRS Resources and Publications

You can select and download multiple small business and self-employed forms and publications at IRS.gov or you can call (800) 829-3676 to order forms and publications through the mail.

IRS Web Resources

Starting, Operating, or Closing a Business - Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, or an established business owner, you will find everything you need to start and manage your business venture.Business Taxes - The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them.Online Application form SS - Apply on-line for the Employer Identification Number or complete a EIN ApplicationNewsletter for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed
The Small Business/Self-Employed Division has a free electronic mail service designed to provide tax information for small business owners.  Sign-up for the Small Business/Self-Employed mailing list and you will receive information about important upcoming tax dates, what's new on the IRS web site, recently added tax forms and publications, IRS News Releases and special IRS announcements.