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Publication 583
Starting a Business and Keeping Records
(Rev 01/2015)
Introduction, Useful Items and Important Changes

Future Developments

Comments and Suggestions

What New Business Owners Need To Know

Determining Which Type of Business to Use

Getting a Taxpayer Identification Number

Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Payee's Identification Number

Designating a Tax Year

Choosing an Accounting Method

Business Taxes

Income Tax
Self-Employment Tax
Employment Taxes
Excise Taxes
Depositing Taxes

Information Returns

Penalties

Deducting Business Expenses

Business Start-Up Costs
Depreciation
Business Use of Your Home
Car and Truck Expenses

Recordkeeping

Why Keep Records?
Kinds of Records To Keep
How Long To Keep Records
Recordkeeping System Example

How To Get Tax Help

The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here To Help You
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