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Below you will find information helpful in answering many questions related to being self-employed individuals or independent contractors.
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.
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.
Resources and Tax Guidance for Retirement Plans for Small Business
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.
Tax tips, financial resources, trends and statistics, forms, and more for new and future business owners.
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