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IRS Resources

Information on this page is courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service. Please advise us of any bad or broken links.

Small business owners, especially new sole proprietors, can find a wealth of information covering their federal tax responsibilities on www.IRS.gov.

The SB/SE Tax Center is the “Go To” IRS.gov page for everything small business.

Online at IRS.gov:

Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed

Online Learning and Educational Products – Links to IRS virtual small business tax workshop, tax calendar for small business, SBA small business training, and more.

Live Small Business Tax Workshops and Webinars

Starting a Business

This page includes links to basic federal tax information for people starting a business, as well as information to assist in making basic business decisions. Links include:

Industries/Professions – Info on specific industries

State Links – State websites with info on doing business in that state

Subpages include:

Is it a Business or a Hobby?

Selecting a Business Structure

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Business Taxes


When Do I Start My Tax Year?

Checklist for Starting a Business

Types of Retirement Plans

Operating a Business

This page includes links to an extensive set of subpages on many topics including, but not limited to:

What is Taxable and Nontaxable Income

Business Expenses

Filing and Paying Your Business Taxes

Estimated Taxes

Businesses With Employees

Small Business Resources – Links to other government resources for businesses.


Publication 583 , Starting a Business and Keeping Records

Publication 334 – Tax Guide for Small Business

Farm Business Expenses section of Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide

Publication 4591, Small Business Federal Tax Responsibilities

Other Recommended Reading for Small Businesses


The IRS Video Portal at www.irsvideos.gov is an online learning site for taxpayers. Small business owners should choose the Small Businesses tab, select a topic (e.g. “Starting a Business” or “Business Income”) and then select any video. Small Business Owners should check out the Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop, an informative recorded seminar composed of nine interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.

YouTube: Find out what tax credits, deductions and law changes may affect your small business.


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