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“...in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
Forms & Publications
IRS Forms & Publications
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
This page contains a comprehensive list of links to tax forms for all U.S. states and territories.
IRS Tax Calendars (Publication 509)
The IRS provides this detailed calendar for each quarter, listing day-to-day due dates.
Maximize Your Tax Deductions
Intuit's deductions guide helps you decide whether to itemize in order to maximize your deductions.
The Home Office Deduction
The Business Owner's Toolkit provides information about the home office deduction.
How to Reduce the Chance of an Audit
Check out this list of practical tips for avoiding a tax audit.
Avoid an IRS Tax Audit
This detailed guide will help you avoid an IRS tax audit.
Preparing for a Business Audit
This article provides a checklist of what to do before your audit and what to bring with you.
How to Prepare for an Audit
In addition to more advice for facing an IRS tax audit, this article recommends professional assistance.
Small Businesses Filing Amended Tax Returns
Read this article if you're considering amending your small business's federal tax returns.
General Tax Info
Small Business Taxes & Management
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
The Motley Fool site's tax pages have regular articles on a variety of tax issues.
Tax Agencies: State Guide
This guide provides links to the official sites for the tax agencies of all U.S. states.
Nolo Press Tax Encyclopedia
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
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
This guide helps you decide whether you need to hire a tax professional.
Enrolled Agent Directory
Search for an Enrolled Agent by location. With the Advanced Search, you can also check specialties and languages spoken.
Search for a CPA firm by state, name, zip code, industry serviced, or even which types of services you need.
Use these glossaries to find terms related to finance and accounting. Search all or browse by topic.
Accounting Glossary: A-M
Accounting Glossary: N-Z
Browse the Small Business Taxes & Management site's accounting glossary and unique abbreviations list.
Our Small Business Resources: Sample Documents section
includes sources of many downloadable forms and sample documents related to accounting and business finances.
Bankrate.com Loan Calculator
Detailed loan calculator that creates a complete amortization table.
Pine-Grove Online Calculators
Use this generous collection of online calculators to help manage your money. Includes loan, interest, retirement, net worth, and more calculators.