Overview  We are providing this Tax Center as a service.  There are many things you can and should do for yourself.  The IRS has made these available, and we encourage you to use them.  If you would like our assistance, please contact us, as we always welcome the opportunity to serve.

  • Business Taxes The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them.

Getting Started

  • Business Structures When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use.   Legal and tax considerations enter into this decision.

  • Employer ID Numbers (EINs) 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.

IRS Forms and Publications

Electronic Filing

  • e-file for Business and Self-Employed Taxpayers 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.

Employees

  • Independent Contractor vs. 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.

  • Employment Taxes for Small Businesses If you have employees, you are responsible for Federal Income Tax Withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).

  • IRS Withholding Calculator 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.

Talk With The IRS

  • Contact My Local Office IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are your one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems, every business day.

  • Taxpayer Advocate Service 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.

Learning Center

  • On-Line Classroom The Small Business/Self-Employed Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop is designed to help new and existing small business owners understand and meet their federal tax obligations.

  • SBTV.com The IRS is reaching small businesses worldwide through a new partnership with Internet TV channel.

Resources

  • Small Business Products Online Ordering 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.

  • e-News for Small Businesses e-News for Small Businesses is a free electronic mail service designed to provide tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals. Sign-up and you will receive information about:

  • Important upcoming tax datesWhat’s new for small businesses on the IRS Web siteReminders and tips to assist small businesses with tax complianceIRS News Releases and special IRS announcements.