IRS Small Business & Self Employed Tax Center -- This section offers a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and businesses. You will also find links to starting and operating a business, employment taxes, tax law changes for business, business-related forms and publications, and online learning options.
Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee? -- As a small business owner you may hire people as independent contractors or as employees. There are rules that will help you determine how to classify the people you hire. This will affect how much you pay in taxes, whether you need to withhold from your workers paychecks, and what tax documents you need to file. See this page for information on how to correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors.
IRS Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop -- Nine interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.
IRS Video Portal -- The IRS Video Portal offers video and audio presentations on tax topics for small businesses, individuals and tax professionals.
Industries/Professions -- Visit this page for tax information specific to certain industries and professions.
IRS Recordkeeping for Business Expenses
IRS Business Expenses
Home Office Deduction
Business Use of Car
IRS Small Business Forms & Publications
Small Business Products Online Ordering
Frequently Asked Questions about the Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) -- This page answers frequently asked questions about Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers. An Identity Protection Personal Identification Number, or IP PIN, is a single use identification number sent out to a taxpayer who previously reported to IRS that s/he has been the victim of identity theft and provided information to validate identity.
Helpful Publications, Articles, YouTube videos And Other Identity Theft Related Outreach -- This page contains links to a variety of news releases, tax tips, videos, podcasts, publications, etc on identity theft.
Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft -- The IRS has developed a one page guide for identity theft victims with information on how to identify and report identity theft as well as how to minimize your chances of becoming a victim. This page also contains links to the credit bureaus & FTC.