Most businesses start out small. As a new business owner you need to know your federal tax responsibilities. This page provides links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information to assist in making basic business decisions. The list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business. Click on the link above to read articles in each of these sections.

  • Is it a Business or a Hobby?
  • Selecting a Business Structure
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Business Taxes
  • Recordkeeping
  • When Do I Start My Tax Year?
  • Selecting an Accounting Method
  • Checklist for Starting a Business
  • Establishing a Retirement Plan
  • Small Business Publications