Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, or an established business owner, you will find everything you need to start and manage your business venture.
The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them.
If you run a small business or are self-employed, the IRS web site offers a wide variety of information to help you.
This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business.
When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use. Legal and tax considerations enter into this decision.
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a federal tax identification number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN.
Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
Need an IRS form or publication?
The IRS offers several electronic filing options designed specifically for the business filer. There are several ways you may choose to participate in the IRS e-file for Business programs.
Businesses and individuals can use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System to pay all their federal taxes electronically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via the phone, personal computer (PC) software or the Internet. Visit the EFTPS web site for all the latest information! Or visit the Department of Treasury’s Financial Management Services web page on EFTPS.
Get on board and be one of the thousands of tax professionals that currently receive information on “up-to-the-minute” e-file events.
Information about hiring, recordkeeping, and other topics for business owners with employees.
Before you can determine how to treat payments you make for services, you must first know the business relationship that exists between you and the person performing the services.
If you have employees, you are responsible for Federal Income Tax Withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).
This easy-to-use calculator can help you figure your employees’ Federal income tax withholding so you can withhold the correct amount from their pay.
Are you looking for information on employee retirement plans in order to provide better service to all your employees?
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are your one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems, every business day.
The Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS. They help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.
View a streaming video of an IRS Small Business Workshop, take an IRS course or complete an online self-directed version of a workshop taught live around the country.
Throughout the country various non-profit and government organizations offer small business workshops.
This section offers links to a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies.
Learn about tax topics through video and audio presentations Archived versions of live panel discussions • Archived webinars Video clips • Audio archives of national phone forums http://www.irsvideos.gov/
National webinar for small businesses on different tax issues and resources from the IRS.
Looking for a tool to help you meet your tax requirements? Choose from our free products, developed especially for the Small Business/Self-Employed person, and obtain updated information on existing products.
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.
To reach the maximum audience, the IRS recognizes the importance of partnering with external stakeholders. As a result, toolkits have been developed to aid stakeholders in assisting the IRS with counter-marketing against abusive tax schemes.
Specific tax information for Agriculture, Automotive, Child Care, Construction, Cosmetology, Entertainment, Fishing, Gaming, Gas Retailers, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Tax Professionals, and other industries.
This section provides information on international taxes.
Spanish translated version on IRS Resources for small business owners.
This section provides information for tax practitioners and other tax professionals.
The Internal Revenue Service is marking National Small Business Week, May 4 to 8, by featuring some of its most popular educational products for small business owners and self-employed individuals.
YouTube video for properly depositing withheld employee taxes to avoid a trust fund recovery penalty.
Understand the various types of taxes you need to deposit and report such as federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes and Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax.
The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System® is provided free by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. After enrolling and receiving credentials, the system can be used to pay any tax due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Trust fund taxes are employees’ money and held in trust until federal tax deposits are made.
This penalty may apply if unpaid trust fund taxes cannot be immediately collected from the business.
This publication explains employer tax responsibilities. It explains the requirements for withholding, depositing, reporting, paying and correcting employment taxes.
If you are self-employed, the Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center page provides information about your tax obligations.