It's Small Business Week at the IRS
It’s National Small Business Week at the Internal Revenue Service! All this week the IRS will be emphasizing the many online resources it has available for small business owners and self-employed individuals. The goal is to help them better handle the tax aspects of their businesses.
Sharing Economy Tools
The Sharing Economy is a bigger part of our financial lives than ever before, so it makes sense that the IRS has built a Sharing Economy Tax Center online with answers to tax questions, helpful tips and tax forms for business taxpayers.
A YouTube video, Your Taxes in a Sharing Economy, can help those working in the sharing economy understand their tax responsibilities.
Other Handy Tools
A number of products are available in the Sharing Economy Center for small business owners and workers in the shared, or “gig” economy:
- Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center — an online resource featuring links to a variety of useful tools, including Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop, a downloadable tax calendar and common forms with instructions. The Center provides help on everything from how to get an Employer Identification Number online to information and tips about IRS audits.
- Self-Employed Individual Tax Center — a resource for sole proprietors and others who are in business for themselves. This site has many useful tips and references to tax rules a self-employed person may need to know.
- IRS YouTube Video Channel — watch videos for small businesses on the Small Business playlist.
- Online Learning and Educational Products — a page with tools to help taxpayers learn about taxes on their own time and at their own pace. For example, the IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self-Employed has important tax dates for businesses.
- E-News for Small Businesses — a free electronic mail service that offers tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals, including reminders, tips and special announcements.
- Information for small businesses is also available through IRS social media channels, including tax tips and other resources. Spread these messages by sharing the @IRSsmallbiz, @IRSnews, @IRSTaxPros and @IRSenEspanol tweets.
The IRS has marked National Small Business Week for more than 50 years, recognizing the important contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.