IRS Tax Links

Helpful IRS links for freelancers.

The website is http://www.irs.gov. Here are useful pages on it for freelancers.

Overview

Starting, Operating or Closing a Business Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, or an established business owner, you will find everything you need to start and manage your business venture.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=110417,00.html

Business Taxes The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98966,00.html

Getting Started

Tax Information for Businesses If you run a small business or are self-employed, the IRS web site offers a wide variety of information to help you.

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html

Checklist for Starting a Business This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98810,00.html

Business Structure When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use. Legal and tax considerations enter into this decision.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98359,00.html

Employer ID Number An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a federal tax identification number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html

Online Application for EIN – Form SS-4 Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html

IRS Forms and Publications

Forms and Publications Need an IRS form or publication?
http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html

Also, see my list of useful financial and tax websites.