Audit Technique Guide – Retail Industry (PDF)
The IRS Market Segment Specialization Program (MSSP) publishes various guides for use by IRS employees conducting audits and as information for taxpayers and practitioners. This guide is an overview of the retail industry.
Checklist for Starting a Business
If you’re starting a new business and you don’t know where to begin, this is the site for you.
Starting a Business and Keeping Records, Publication 583 (PDF)
This publication provides basic federal tax information for starting a business. It also provides information on keeping records and illustrates a recordkeeping system.
Employer ID Numbers (EIN) Do You Need An EIN?
Everything you need to answer questions about Employer Identification Numbers.
Small Business Products Online Ordering
Choose from free products, developed especially for the Small Business/Self-Employed person, including the Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop DVD. This DVD presents a series of topics taught by IRS instructors. These topics include payroll taxes, electronic filing, and record keeping. Or view the online classroom.
Fact Sheet: Home Office Deduction Reminders
Overstated adjustments, deductions, exemptions and credits account for up to $30 billion per year in unpaid taxes according to IRS estimates. In order to educate taxpayers regarding their filing obligations, this fact sheet explains the rules for deducting home office expenses.