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IRS Small Business/Self
Employed - tax forms and publications applicable to small businesses.
See IRS Tax Center
Tax Rates for all 50 States - from the Federation of Tax Administrators.
Tax/Revenue Departments for each State
Small Business Taxes & Management
Quicken.com - Small Business Guide - Includes information on how to legally minimize your business taxes.
Accounting Help - Find out how to keep track of you finances using the standard accounting tools, balance sheet, income statement, depreciation and amortization. From BusinessTown.
Web-Based Accounting Services
Cash-Based vs. Accrual-Based Accounting - an explanation.
Understanding Financial Statements
IRS Tax Center
Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, or an established business owner, you will find everything you need to start and manage your business venture. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=110417,00.html
The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98966,00.html
Tax Information for Businesses
If you run a small business or are self-employed, the IRS web site offers a wide variety of information to help you. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html
This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98810,00.html
When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98359,00.html
Employer ID Number
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. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html
Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
Need an IRS form or publication? http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html
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. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=101169,00.html
IRS e-file for Business
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. http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=98470,00.html http://www.irs.gov/efile/content/0,,id=101103,00.html
Electronic Federal Tax Payments (EFTPS)
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 http://www.eftps.gov/ or http://www.fms.treas.gov/eftps/index.html