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Business in the Library: IRS Resources for Small Business

Find business information and library materials that will help you grow your business from start-up to maturity.

IRS Resources for Small Business

Small business owners, especially new sole proprietors, can find a wealth of information covering their federal tax responsibilities on The SB/SE Tax Center is the "Go To" page for everything small business.


Online at

•    Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed

•    Online Learning and Educational Products - Links to IRS virtual small

business tax workshop, tax calendar for small business, SBA small business

training, and more.

•    Small Business Tax Workshops and Webinars

•    Starting a Business

This page includes links to basic federal tax information for people starting a business, as well as information to assist in making basic business decisions.

Links include:

Industries/Professions - Info on specific industries

State Links - State websites with info on doing business in that state

Subpages include:

Is it a Business or a Hobby?

Selecting a Business Structure

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Business Taxes


When Do I Start My Tax Year?

Checklist for Starting a Business

      • Types of Retirement Plans


IRS for Small Business

Operating a Business

This page includes links to an extensive set of subpages on many topics including, but not limited to:

  • What is Taxable and Nontaxable Income

  •  Business Expenses

 •  Filing and Paying Your Business Taxes

 •  Estimated Taxes

•    Businesses With Employees

o Educating your employees about tax compliance

•    Small Business Resources - Links to other government resources for



•    Publication 583 , Starting a Business and Keeping Records

•    Publication 334 - Tax Guide for Small Business

•    Farm Business Expenses section of Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide

•    Publication 4591, Small Business Federal Tax Responsibilities

•    Other Recommended Reading for Small Businesses


The IRS Video Portal at is an online learning site for taxpayers. Small business owners should choose the Small Businesses tab, select a topic (e.g. "Starting a Business" or "Business Income") and then select any video. Small Business Owners should check out the Small Business Taxes

- The Virtual Workshop, an informative recorded seminar composed of nine

interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.

YouTube: Find out what tax credits, deductions and law changes may affect your small business. Index to all IRS videos on YouTube.


Subscribe to e-News for Small Business: e-News for Small Businesses is a free electronic mail service designed to provide tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals.

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