Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Access to tax information useful to small businesses with assets of $10 million or less.
Large Business and International Tax Center
This page provides links which are helpful for large to mid-size businesses with assets greater than $10 million
LB&I Compliance Campaigns
LB&I launches Compliance Campaigns. Campaigns will ensure that resources are used efficiently and effectively to improve taxpayer compliance. LB&I's goal is to improve return selection, identify issues representing the risk of non-compliance, and make the greatest use of limited resources.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) provides an incentive to hire individuals from targeted groups. The legislative changes under the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, retroactively allow taxable employers to claim the WOTC for all of the targeted group employee categories listed on Form 5884, if they began work after Dec. 31, 2013, and before Jan. 1, 2015.
Effect of Sequestration on the Alternative Minimum Tax Credit for Corporations
The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Reduction Act of 1985, as amended, requires certain spending cuts during Fiscal Year 2017 due to the sequester triggered earlier this year.
Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center
The basics on your tax responsibilities if you are self-employed or an independent contractor.
IRS Video Portal
The IRS Video portal contains video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses, individuals and tax professionals. You will find video clips of tax topics, and archived versions of live panel discussions and webinars.
Federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, FUTA, self-employment tax and more.
Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from a disaster.
Small Business Forms and Publications
Download multiple small business and self-employed forms and publications.
e-file for Large Business and International (LB&I)
Certain large business and International (LB&I) corporations are required to electronically file their Forms 1120 and 1120S. Other corporations may do so voluntarily. This site provides e-file information for corporations that prepare and transmit their own electronic corporate income tax returns and those that use the services of third party tax professionals.
Employer ID Numbers
Find out more on EINs or apply for one online.
Employee Tool & Equipment Plans
The Internal Revenue Service has established a compliance team to address the marketing and mistreatment of employee tool and equipment plans as tax-favored accountable plans.
Deducting Business Expenses
Find out what qualifies as a deductible business expense, including depreciation.
IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self-Employed
The tax calendar is available for downloading and printing, or you can view it online.
EFTPS: The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Free from the US Treasury.
Form 2290 e-file
Approved 2290 e-file providers.
U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
This section covers tax topics for U.S. citizens or resident aliens living overseas.
Information about the various programs, databases, and activities within Excise Tax.
Industry Issue Resolution Program
The Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) Program resolves frequently disputed or burdensome tax issues. IRS solicits suggestions for issues for the program from taxpayers, representatives and associations.
Estate and Gift Taxes
General information on when these taxes apply and when they do not.
Filing Past Due Tax Returns
Understand how to file past due returns.
Information Returns Processing
The Information Reporting Program Website is designed to help you meet your Information Reporting Requirements. Included are help-line telephone numbers and direct links to aid you in reporting information returns. You will also find information about how to file returns electronically or magnetically.
LB&I Directives provide industry-related and administrative guidance to LB&I examiners to ensure consistent tax administration. The Directives do not establish Service position on legal issues and are not legal guidance.
Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns
Order information returns and employer returns online.
Manufacturers' Energy Efficient Appliance Credit
Act Section 305 - Modifications of Energy Efficient Appliance Credit for Appliances Produced After 2007
Audit Techniques Guides (ATGs)
These guides contain examination techniques to assist examiners in performing examinations.
Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D)
Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D) - Internal Revenue Code Section 30D provides a credit for Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicles including passenger vehicles and light trucks.
Your Guide to an IRS Small Business Audit
Video series shows small business owners steps of an audit and answers questions about the process
Income from Abroad is Taxable
There have been recent reports about the interest of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in taxpayers with bank accounts in Liechtenstein. The IRS' interest, however, extends beyond bank accounts in Liechtenstein to financial accounts anywhere in the world. The IRS reminds you to report your worldwide income on your U.S. tax return and lists the possible consequences of hiding income overseas.
Quality Examination Process
The Quality Examination Process (QEP) is a systematic approach for engaging and involving Large Business and International (LB&I) taxpayers in the tax examination process, from the earliest planning stages through resolution of all issues and completion of the case.
Market Segment Understandings (MSU)
The IRS and taxpayers in particular market segments, work together to improve tax compliance.
Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) Desk Guide (January 2009)
This Desk Reference Guide is intended as a resource tool to assist Revenue Agents who are assigned the examination of a railroad employer. The Guide was prepared presuming that the reader has already received employment tax training.
Federal Payment Levy Program
Certain federal payments (OPM, SSA, federal employee salaries, and federal employee travel) disbursed by the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS) may be subject to a 15 percent levy through the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP) to pay your delinquent tax debt. Find out your appeal rights and how to resolve any dispute.
Guidelines and audit technique guide are provided for field examiners on the examination of Research Credit cases.
The International Tax Gap
Find resources on this page pertaining to the international tax gap — the difference between the amount of tax that taxpayers should pay and the amount that is paid voluntarily and on time. The tax gap can also be thought of as the sum of non-compliance with the tax law.
Uncertain Tax Positions - Schedule UTP
IRS finalized Schedule UTP & instructions for reporting uncertain tax positions by certain corporations.
IRS Non-Retaliation Policy
IRS has a zero-tolerance policy for retaliation and has had one in place since 1998.
Educating Your Employees About Tax Compliance
These products may help employees with their tax responsibilities.
- If you’re considering starting a business, then start here. This section provides links to everything from a checklist for a new business to selecting a business structure and more.
- This section is packed with the information you need to operate your business. Learn about operating a business with employees, business deductions and tax credits, filing and paying taxes, recordkeeping, and choosing an accounting method.
- There is more involved in closing your business than just locking the doors. This section provides procedures for getting out of business, including what forms to file and how to handle additional revenue received or expenses you may incur.
- Find out more on EINs or apply for one online.
- These workshops are designed to help the small business owner understand and fulfill their federal tax responsibilities. Self-study formats are available online in both English and Spanish at the IRS online classroom. Webinars are designed to provide presentations on key topics.
- Federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, FUTA, self-employment tax and more.