Partners and stakeholders


The Internal Revenue Service is committed to establishing a more customer-focused structure to better meet the needs of American taxpayers. The Small Business and Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division was formed to address the specific needs of small businesses and self-employed individuals. Within SB/SE, our Stakeholder Liaison office has been instrumental in designing, developing, and delivering educational products and services focused on small business taxpayers' needs. Furthermore, you will find that the IRS website covers topics from all areas of IRS.

Contact my local office

Find your local taxpayer assistance center along with stakeholder partnerships within your state.

Payroll & practitioner partners

The IRS has teamed up with national practitioner organizations to provide more information and resources for your business.

Taxpayer Advocate Service

As an independent organization within the IRS, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes to prevent the problems.

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. These materials can be helpful in convincing clients or members to avoid too-good-to-be-true tax scams.

Join the Small Business/Self-Employed mailing list

The SB/SE mailing list is a nationwide list server. The SB/SE mailing list provides information about IRS small business and self-employed outreach products and programs.

Fair enforcement assistance - Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA)

The National Ombudsman is authorized by Congress to hold hearings, help and assist small entities, including small business owners, small government entities, and non-profit organizations when they have experienced unfair or excessive enforcement action by a federal agency. Unfair or excessive federal regulatory enforcement actions may include excessive audits, investigations, fines, penalties, threats, retaliation, harassment, rude or unfair treatment by a federal agency. The SBA National Ombudsman rates federal agencies, reports annually to Congress and may refer cases to the Inspector General. Small business owners may submit a comment to the National Ombudsman online, by fax at 202-481-5719, or mail to:

409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20416

For additional information about the Office of the National Ombudsman, email or call 888-734-3247