Steven L Friar, EA


Professional Accounting & Tax Preparation - IRS Tax Center

 

Overview

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.

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

Getting Started

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.

Business Structures
When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use. Legal and tax considerations enter into this decision.

Employer ID Numbers (EINs)
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.

Online Application - Form SS-4, Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.

IRS Forms and Publications

Forms and Publications
Need an IRS form or publication?

Electronic Filing

e-file for Business and Self-Employed Taxpayers
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.

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.

Employees

Businesses with Employees
Information about hiring, recordkeeping, and other topics for business owners with employees.

Independent Contractor vs. Employees
Before you can determine how to treat payments you make for services, you must first know the business relationship that exists between you and the person performing the services.

Employment Taxes for Small Businesses
If you have employees, you are responsible for Federal Income Tax Withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).

IRS Withholding Calculator
This easy-to-use calculator can help you figure your employees’ Federal income tax withholding so you can withhold the correct amount from their pay.

Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
Are you looking for information on employee retirement plans in order to provide better service to all your employees?

Talk With The IRS

Contact My Local Office
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are your one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems, every business day.

Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS. They help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.

Learning Center

Small Business Tax Workshops
Throughout the country various non-profit and government organizations offer small business workshops.

Resources

Small Business Resources
This section offers links to a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies.

Abusive Tax Schemes

Tax Scams - How to Recognize and Avoid Them
To help the public recognize and avoid abusive tax schemes, the IRS offers an abundance of educational materials. Participating in illegal schemes to avoid paying taxes can result in imprisonment and fines, as well as the repayment of taxes owed with penalties and interest. Education is the best way to avoid the pitfalls of these "too good to be true" tax scams.

Disaster Information

FAQs for Disaster Victims
The Internal Revenue Service is working to provide appropriate relief and assistance to victims of disasters.

Resources for Specific Communities

Tax Information for Tax Professionals
Provides links to items on IRS.GOV which are helpful to the tax professional. We want to make it easy for tax professionals to find everything they need.