Small Business And Self-Employed One-Stop Resource

California small business owners now have access to reliable and authoritative information provided by the IRS by simply clicking here.

Select business topics using the IRS’ A-Z listing, or by business type such as sole proprietor, corporation, etc. The IRS also provides links to major business subjects, such as Business Expenses, which provides a gateway to all related information on that subject.

Here is a list of some of the topics available to business entrepreneurs:

Business-related News
Keep abreast of the latest tax-related news that could affect your business.

Self-Employed Individuals
The basics on self-employment, filing requirements, and reporting responsibilities for independent contractors.

Business Expenses
Find out what qualifies as a deductible business expense, including depreciation.

Businesses with Employees
Guidance on tax-related responsibilities for an employer.

Small Business Forms and Publications
Download multiple small business and self-employed forms and publications.

Online Learning and Educational Products
Learn about business taxes on your own time, and at your own pace.

Employer ID Numbers (EINs)
Find out more on EINs or apply for one online.

Industry-specific information
Starting, Operating, or Closing a Business
Deductions, recordkeeping, accounting methods…

Filing and Paying Your Business Taxes
Information about how to pay your business taxes.

Electronic IRS: File, Pay…. and More
The IRS is making it easier than ever for you to conduct business with us electronically.

Filing Late and/or Paying Late
Before you decide not to file your tax return on time or not pay all of your taxes when they are due, consider this.

Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?
It is critical that you, the employer, correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors.

IRS Non-Retaliation Policy
IRS has a zero-tolerance policy for retaliation and has had a written non-retaliation policy in place since 1998.

Private Debt Collection Program
You’ve been contacted by a private collection agency concerning your overdue taxes. Now what? Click here for more.

Recursos para Pequeñas Empresas
Información y recursos para dueños de pequeños negocios. Infórmese sobre sus obligaciones tributarias.

Small Business Resources
This section offers links to a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies.

The Tax Gap
This page provides information on the tax gap and efforts to reduce it as outlined in news releases, statistics and technical fact sheets.

To discuss these and other topics with a business attorney in Los Angeles, call Mitchell A. Port at (310) 559-5259.