Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Small business help from the IRS

Did you know that the IRS offers free online presentations and webinars? Check out the IRS Video Portal for
  • Archived versions of live panel discussions
  • Archived webinars
  • Video clips
  • Audio archives of tax practitioner phone forums
The portal offers a wealth of material for individuals, small businesses and tax practitioners.
Click on the Small Business tab, and you will find a list of topics. The list below describes some of the material available in the various areas.
  • Business Expenses: Includes a summary of the 2009 law change affecting net operating losses and a video on home office deductions.
  • Business Income
  • Changing Your Business
  • Disaster Information
  • Employers: Information about payroll, hiring family members, required taxes, and similar topics.
  • Filing/Paying Taxes
  • Forms:
  • Post-Filing Issues: If you have questions after filing, this is a place to learn about letters and notices, examinations, collections, offers in compromise, and other topics.
  • Resources
  • Retirement Plans: This section contains information about retirement plans for small businesses. The topics include funding and benefit restrictions, SEPS, and more.
  • Scams & Fraud: This includes several overviews that can help keep you from being a victim of a scam or a fraud.
  • Small Biz Workshop: "The Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop is composed of nine interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities."
  • Starting a Business: Includes a variety of videos on topics such as record keeping and Schedule C requirements.

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