Gila Community College Small Business Development Center
Gila Community College Small Business Development Center


On-line Resources for Accounting & Bookkeeping


IRS Small Business/Self Employed - tax forms and publications applicable to small businesses. See IRS Tax Center Information Below.
Tax Rates for all 50 States - from the Federation of Tax Administrators.

Tax/Revenue Departments for each State

Small Business Taxes & Management - Small Business Guide - Includes information on how to legally minimize your business taxes.


Accounting Software
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


Starting, Operating or Closing a Business

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, or an established business owner, you will find everything you need to start and manage your business venture.,,id=110417,00.html

Business Taxes

The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them.,,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.

Checklist for Starting a Business

This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business.,,id=98810,00.html

Business Structure

When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use.,,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.,,id=98350,00.html

Online Application - Form SS-4

Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.,,id=102767,00.html

Forms and Publications

Need an IRS form or publication?

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.,,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.,,id=98470,00.html,,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 or