Action Line: There's plenty of tax help online for small businesses
BY PHIL MULKINS World Action Line Editor
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
3/12/13 at 7:15 AM
Dear Action Line: I appreciate the fact "small businesses" represent 97 percent of all employers and that small businesses provide 54.3 percent of all private sector jobs, but is there any source of small business tax information" to help us in tax season? - S.T., Tulsa
Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center: The Internal Revenue Service operates the center to provide useful tax information and services for business owners, said IRS spokeswoman Lea Crusberg in Houston. Use the center's "A-to-Z index for businesses" to find what you need, such as the tax circumstances for business types: corporations, limited liability company/partnership (LLC/LLP), partnerships, S corporations, and sole proprietors. See tulsaworld.com/IRSSmallBusSelfEmpTaxCenter.
Employer Identification Number: The tax center can help, whether you are starting, operating or closing a business. You can apply for an Employer Identification Number online or get the forms you need at tulsaworld.com/IRSEmpIDNo. If you want employment tax information, the center has it. It also offers tools and resources.
IRS Video Portal: Watch helpful videos and webinars on such topics as the Bank Secrecy Act, business expenses, business income, changing your business, disaster information, employers, filing and paying taxes, IRS audits, IRS liens, post-filing issues, resources, retirement plans, scams and frauds, small business workshops, and starting a business. See tulsaworld.com/IRSSmallBusinessVideo
Online tools: The Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed features e-filing and e-paying options, alerts for important filing dates and tax tips. You can order a wall calendar or install the IRS Calendar Connector and access important tax dates for small businesses right from your desktop.
Small business events and educational products: The online Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop has nine interactive lessons designed to help you understand and meet your federal tax obligations. You can also find free IRS small business workshops and other events planned in your state.
Oklahoma businesses: The Oklahoma Tax Commission website features a business tax page at tulsaworld.com/OTCBizTax. It covers such topics as online withholding account registration, Quick Tax (your business tax filing system), business registration options, sales and use taxes, Oklahoma business tax forms, tax types, payment options, new business workshops, FAQs, publications, gross production, business structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation and limited liability company), how to form a business in Oklahoma, business registration packet, streamlined sales tax, rules, etc.
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