IRS tools and resources to help small businesses

IRS Tax Tip 2023-60, May 2, 2023

Small businesses play an important role in the nation's economy. During National Small Business Week, the IRS reminds taxpayers that has resources and tools to help small businesses understand and meet their tax responsibilities.

Bookmark these important webpages

  • Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center: Resources for small businesses with assets under $10 million and for taxpayers who file these forms:
    • Form 1040 or 1040-SR
    • Schedules C, E and F
    • Form 2106
  • Gig Economy Tax Center: Resources for gig workers, people who operate a digital platform marketplace and the businesses that manage their taxes. The gig economy - also called the sharing economy and access economy - is activity where people earn income providing on-demand work, services or goods often with an app or website.
  • Tax Information for Businesses: Tax information, tools and resources for businesses and self-employed people.
  • Employer Identification Number: Businesses can apply for an EIN in several ways including online at Generally, businesses need an Employer Identification Number, also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number. The IRS uses this number to identify a business entity.

Stay on track with deadlines and payments

  • Online Tax Calendar: Due dates and reminders for each month in different formats. Business owners can see all events or filter them by monthly depositor, semi-weekly depositor, excise and general event types. They can also get calendar reminders sent to their email and import the calendar into their calendar program.
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A free tax payment systems for businesses to pay their federal taxes online. Businesses can also pay by phone.

Stay in the know about business taxes

  • Small Business Tax Workshop: Online lessons that help new business owners understand the taxes they owe and when and how to pay them.
  • e-News Subscriptions: Email newsletters on a variety of tax topics. There are e-newsletters for small businesses, payroll professionals, tax professionals, IRS partners and more.

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