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IRS Products and Publications for Small Business and Entrepreneurs
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 E-newsletter for Small Businesses
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Tax tips, financial resources, trends and statistics, forms, and more for new and future business owners.
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.
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.
This section provides procedures for getting out of business, including what forms to file and how to handle additional revenue received or expenses you may incur.
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.
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and are unsure of which tax publications may be relevant to you, please consult our Starting a Business section, which provides an overview of your federal tax responsibilities. Please note: This list is not all-inclusive, so please visit Forms and Publications for other tax publications. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open the PDF files.
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