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Welcome to The Idea Cafe Small Business Tax Center

Greetings, Fellow Small Business Owners!
By taking control of our own work life, we’ve gained control of our own tax life and accepted the responsibilities that come with it.

Confused by taxes?
Don’t feel bad, you’re in good company. Even genius Albert Einstein threw up his hands and said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax!”

Here we’ll clarify IRS tax and recordkeeping requirements
We talk about taxes in down-to-earth language so you’ll know how to:
• Understand your responsibilities
• Find custom help
• Reduce your tax legitimately

Idea Cafe brings you the Small Business Tax Center, thanks to our sponsor, EFTPS -- Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.
Be my guest -- explore tax mysteries and magic here.

Francie Ward
CEO, Business Owners Idea Cafe
Where we take “A Fun Approach to Serious Business.”SM

Tax Calendar

The IRS has tax calendars for each month so you can clearly see what's due when. After you select the month, be sure to click from there to "Dates & Actions" -- it's a visual calendar, not just a list.
Tax Calendar

What’s Inside for You:

Overview to Tax Tips & Shortcuts
How this site will help you master income tax issues that are so crucial to small business owners.

How to Make It Quick & Easy
Want to eliminate a huge hunk of the tax hassle -- here's how.

The IRS & You
Mystified by the maze of IRS forms and publications? You won’t be anymore. We dispel myths and give shortcuts to IRS services for small biz.

Business Recordkeeping
Oh, that dreaded task -- recordkeeping! We share proven techniques we've used ourselves so keeping biz financial records will be easier for you.

Tax Savings
Who wouldn’t like to pay less tax? Check out these ideas for legitimately reducing your tax bite.

Startup Tips
When you go from employee, full-time parent, student or retiree to business owner, you plunge into new, puzzling tax issues that defy logic. We’ll help you start out right.

Getting Help
How to save your sanity and potentially thousands in taxes. We reveal both free and for-fee sources of help.

News of latest issues that may impact your small business wallet. Plus, links to how you can give imput on proposed regulations that may affect your business before these new government get cast in stone.

In the spotlight:

What to do if you are under investigation by the IRS

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