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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.

QuickAlerts "More" e-file Benefits for EROs
Get on board and be one of the thousands of tax professionals that currently receive information on “up-to-the-minute” e-file events.

 


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