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Tax information for home business owners or self employed contractors or freelancers. Resources include tax dos and dont's, preventing an audit, filing tips and deduction suggestions.

Top 15 FAQs for Self-Employed Taxes
To help you navigate your home business tax filing, here are quick answers for 15 of the most commonly asked questions for self-employed taxes.

Top 8 Home Business Tax Tips
You don't have to be a tax expert in order to run a successful home business. Check out these eight essential tax tips to help make your life easier come tax season.

How do I file an amended tax return?
You'll need to file Form 1040X Amended Tax Return if discover errors after you have filed your federal tax return. Here's how to do it and what you need to know.

Top 5 Tax Return Audit Questions For Self-Employed
Reviewing the answers to these top five tax return audit questions may help you avoid making tax filing mistakes that could flag an IRS audit.

5 Frequent Tax Questions For Home Business Deductions
If you earn self-employment income or operate a business out of your home, check out these answers to the top five home business tax deduction questions.

5 Common Questions Concerning Taxes For Self-Employed
Check out the answers to these five common self-employment tax questions. Get the facts on filing and what type of taxes you will owe.

Help! Tell Me What To Do With a 1099 Form.
Easy-to-understand information and tips on what a 1099 form actually is, what to do with it once it is received and what to do if you think you need to provide one.

Office-in-Home Tax Deductions - Home Business Use of Your Home
If you qualify, taking deductions for business use of your home can save you money at tax time. But it isn't easy and it isn't without consequences. See why on About.com Home Business.

15 Self-Employed Tax Deductions
Being self-employed requires you to owe additional taxes at the end of the year. Each of these 15 business deductions can likely reduce your overall tax bill at the end of the year.

Tax Information For International Businesses
A wide variety of information and resources for international businesses, including concepts of international taxation, news and events, links to international IRS offices and more.

Top 9 Business Tax Products
Top-rated software, pre-drafted forms, and document templates, from About.com's Guide to Tax Planning: U.S.

Employer ID Numbers (EINs)
Employer ID Numbers from the IRs. Links to information and publications, as well as a link to apply for an Employer ID Number online.

8 Essential Home Business Tax Tips
Must you be a small business tax expert in order to run a successful home business? No. However, to make life easier both in the long and short-run, here are a few home business tax tips to help any owner navigate tax time like a pro.

Small Business Forms and Publications
Select and download multiple small business and self-employed forms and tax publications.

State Tax Forms Web Links
Links to government websites for each state provided by the IRS.

Contacting Your State's Department of Revenue
A listing of individual state departments of revenue, which you'll need to contact if you are required to collect sales taxes and for information about taxes on your home business.

10 Best and 10 Worst US State Tax Systems for Small Business
A review of the 10 best and 10 worst US states for small business entrepreneurs based on an SBE Council study of 16 state tax factors for small business entrepreneurs.

Office in Home Tax Deductions - Are They Worth Taking?
Claiming tax deductions for an office in your home is one of the benefits enjoyed by many home-based business operators and telecommuters. Unfortunately, there are tests that need to be met and consequences to consider before you just jump right in and claim these deductions.

IRS Publications You Can Use to Your Advantage
Most self-employed persons in the US dread the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However,as this article shows, the IRS is a very good source of information for those who want to start or who are already operating a home-based business.

Estimated Taxes - Filing Estimated Taxes with the IRS - Form 1040-ES
A look at estimated taxes, who must file them, when they must be filed and how to calculate estimated taxes for the self employed and others who do not have taxes withheld throughout the year.

Tax Information For International Businesses
A wide variety of information and resources for international businesses, including concepts of international taxation, news and events, links to international IRS offices and more.

Tax Information For Businesses
Home page of the Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource section of the Internal Revenue Service's Web site.

Employer ID Numbers (EINs)
Employer ID Numbers from the IRs. Links to information and publications, as well as a link to apply for an Employer ID Number online.

Small Business Forms and Publications
Select and download multiple small business and self-employed forms and tax publications.

Small Business Tax Workshops
Information on tax workshops offered in each state from the IRS. Workshop topics range from a general overview of taxes recordkeeping and retirement plans. Most are free.

State Tax Forms Web Links
Links to government websites for each state provided by the IRS.

Contacting Your State's Department of Revenue
A listing of individual state departments of revenue, which you'll need to contact if you are required to collect sales taxes and for information about taxes on your home business.

Learning from Your Schedule C
Schedule C from your federal tax return presents a perfect opportunity for small businesses to reassess their profits and expenses along with their bookkeping practices to improve their bottom line.

How to Profit from Your IRS Forms
IRS forms you use at tax time can be a great time to make some changes to your business that will benefit you in the year ahead. Examine your IRS tax forms that you submit with your federal tax return to make the most of it in order to improve your business' bottom line.

How Do I File for a Tax Extension
If you are unable to file your federal income tax return by the deadline, here's how to get a tax extension with the IRS.

Learning from Your Schedule C
Schedule C from your federal tax return presents a perfect opportunity for small businesses to reassess their profits and expenses along with their bookkeping practices to improve their bottom line.

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