Internal Revenue Service Continues Small Business Week Webinars


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service is marking National Small Business Week that ends Saturday with a series of webinars for small business owners and self-employed individuals.

Small Business Week from May 1 to May 7 is observed by the U.S. Small Business Administration with events planned in five cities.

The Business Council of Alabama’s State Legislative Agenda contains a section devoted to small businesses.

“Small businesses are the economic engine of Alabama,” BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said. “The Business Council of Alabama recognizes that small businesses provide the majority of jobs for Alabamians, and the Business Council of Alabama stands in the gap every day on behalf of small business men and women.”

IRS educational small business products include an IRS video portal with audio presentations on various topics.

The IRS YouTube video channel contains videos for small businesses including: IRS Tax Calendar, Audits by Mail – What to Do? and Simplified Home Office Deduction.

The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center is a complete online resource featuring links to a variety of useful tools, including Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop, a downloadable tax calendar and common forms and their instructions.

The Center provides help on everything from how to get an Employer Identification Number online to how to engage with the IRS during an audit.

The Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center is for sole proprietors and others in business for themselves. This site has useful tips and references to the tax rules that a self-employed person may need to know.

The Online Learning and Educational Products page has tools to help taxpayers learn about taxes on their own time, and at their own pace.

For example, the IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self-Employed has important tax dates for businesses. Download the Calendar Connector tool to get the dates even when offline.

e-News for Small Businesses is a free electronic mail service providing tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals.

SSA/IRS Reporter is a quarterly, online-only publication for businesses, payroll professionals and others who deal with payroll taxes and employee issues.

Employee retirement savings information can be found here.