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Small Business: Accounting & Taxes

“...in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Taxes

Forms & Publications
IRS Info
IRS Forms & Publications Forms
The Internal Revenue Service has the bottom line in U.S. income tax information. All forms and publications are available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

State Tax Forms Links
This page contains a comprehensive list of links to tax forms for all U.S. states and territories.

Tax Calendar
IRS Tax Calendars (Publication 509) Article
The IRS provides this detailed calendar for each quarter, listing day-to-day due dates.

Deductions
Maximize Your Tax Deductions Info
Intuit's deductions guide helps you decide whether to itemize in order to maximize your deductions.

The Home Office Deduction Tool
The Business Owner's Toolkit provides information about the home office deduction.

Audits
How to Reduce the Chance of an Audit Article
Check out this list of practical tips for avoiding a tax audit.

Avoid an IRS Tax Audit Tutorial
This detailed guide will help you avoid an IRS tax audit.

Preparing for a Business Audit Article
This article provides a checklist of what to do before your audit and what to bring with you.

How to Prepare for an Audit Article
In addition to more advice for facing an IRS tax audit, this article recommends professional assistance.

Amended Returns
Small Businesses Filing Amended Tax Returns Article
Read this article if you're considering amending your small business's federal tax returns.

Tax Help

General Tax Info
Small Business Taxes & Management Info
Stay up-to-date on the latest tax news, as well as a wealth of accounting and financial information and tips.

The Motley Fool Tax Center Info
The Motley Fool site's tax pages have regular articles on a variety of tax issues.

Tax Agencies: State Guide Links
This guide provides links to the official sites for the tax agencies of all U.S. states.

Tax Law
Nolo Press Tax Encyclopedia Info
Browse a wide variety articles about U.S. tax law, including info about audits, deductions, and tax crimes.

20 Factors to Show You are An Independent Contractor Tips
This article provides a checklist of what to consider when determining your status as a self-employed independent contractor as opposed to an employee.

Need professional help?
Hiring a Tax Professional Tutorial
This guide helps you decide whether you need to hire a tax professional.

Enrolled Agent Directory Tool
Search for an Enrolled Agent by region and specialty, or browse the list of state and international affiliates. Full contact info and web site links are available.

CPAdirectory Tool
Search for a CPA firm by state, name, zip code, industry serviced, or even which types of services you need.

Accounting

Glossaries
Investorwords Glossaries Tool
Use these glossaries to find terms related to finance and accounting. Search all or browse by topic.

Accounting Glossary: A-M Info
Accounting Glossary: N-Z
Accounting Abbreviations
Browse the Small Business Taxes & Management site's accounting glossary and unique abbreviations list.

Forms
See Also ALSO SEE:
Our Small Business Resources: Sample Documents section includes sources of many downloadable forms and sample documents related to accounting and business finances.

Calculators
Bankrate.com Loan Calculator Tool
Detailed loan calculator that creates a complete amortization table.

Pine-Grove Online Calculators Tool
Use this generous collection of online calculators to help manage your money. Includes loan, interest, retirement, net worth, and more calculators.

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