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This section briefly discusses a variety of topics that businesses who have employees and/or employers should know. The list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.
When beginning a business, you must decide what form of business entity to establish. Your form of business determines which income tax return form you have to file. The most common forms of business are the sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and S corporation. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a relatively new business structure allowed by state statute. Legal and tax considerations enter into selecting a business structure.
Business expenses are the cost of carrying on a trade or business. These expenses are usually deductible if the business is operated to make a profit.
Tax tips, financial resources, trends and statistics, forms, and more for new and future business owners.
IRS Individual State links
IRS E-newsletter for Small Businesses
Small business workshops are designed to help the small business owner understand and fulfill their Federal Tax responsibilities. Workshops are sponsored and presented by IRS partners who are Federal Tax specialists. Workshop topics vary from a general overview of taxes to more specific topics such as recordkeeping and retirement plans. Although most are free, some workshops have fees associated with them. Any fees charged for a workshop are paid to the sponsoring organization, not the IRS. Small business phone forums enable the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to address issues involving small businesses without having to leave your home or office. The programs are designed to provide presentations on key topics. The phone forums are free of charge. These forums can be held either at the local or national level.
IRS Products and Publications for Small Business and Entrepreneurs
IRS Guide to Operating a business with resources such as: Employer ID Number (EIN); Recordkeeping; Business Name Change; Businesses with Employees; Accounting Periods and Methods; What is Taxable and Nontaxable Income?; Filing and Paying Taxes; Estimated Taxes; Business Expenses; Business Tax Credits; Intangibles; Change in Business Structure; Avoiding Problems; Closing a Business; Small Business Resources; Small Business Tax Calendar.
Resources and Tax Guidance for Retirement Plans for Small Business
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