National Small Business Week: Offers One-Stop Shop for Small Business Tax Resources | Business

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WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service urges small businesses to take advantage of the many tax resources available through the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center on

The best place to start

Small businesses should make the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center their first stop to find just about everything they need to meet their federal tax obligations. Whether you’re self-employed, an independent contractor, a gig worker, or a business with employees, the site provides in-depth information, tools, and helpful educational resources.

A roadmap from start to finish

The pages for small businesses describe the entire life cycle of a business and its tax implications. Sections include:

Start a business: Basic federal tax information for anyone starting a business, plus a checklist to help make basic business decisions.

Business structures: Help with choosing a business entity, as this choice determines which tax forms to file.

Operating a business: Tools and tips for quickly obtaining an Employer Identification Number (the tax identification number most businesses need to file and pay their taxes), keeping good records, and filing and paying their taxes.

Closing a Business: Help closing a business from a federal tax perspective; how to care for employees, what forms to fill out, what records to keep, and what tax actions should be taken before closing.

Stay informed and learn more

The online education and learning products offered on ensure that small businesses have the latest tax information for their business.

Small Business Webinars: Topics vary from a general overview of taxes to more specific topics such as what constitutes business income and expenses.

Workshops, meetings and seminars: scheduled events held throughout the country; On occasion, the IRS participates in these events virtually.

Keep up to date

Stay informed about small business tax issues with these resources:

Subscribe: e-News for Small Businesses is a free email service that features breaking news, reminders of upcoming tax dates and tips to help small businesses.

Standard Mileage Rates: Current information for many business owners who use their cars for business purposes.

For more information, visit the Small Business Week page on