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Department of the Treasury

Compliance Contacts

Contact the following individual(s) to get more information on complying with Department of Treasury regulations:

Teresa L.G. Lewis
Director
Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization
U.S. Department of Treasury
(202) 622-0530
teresa.lewis@do.treas.gov
 

Compliance Resources

The following agencies and offices provide compliance resources for small businesses:

Internal Revenue Service

Taxes (Business) > Employment/Payroll Taxes

  • Filing your taxes was never easier!
    A quick, easy, smart way to get your taxes where you want them to be!
  • The Electronic IRS - File, Pay, and More
    The number of electronic options available is increasing every year, helping to reduce your burden and improve the timeliness and accuracy of tax returns. Within IRS.gov, you can accomplish many things electronically through one single source. The Electronic IRS is a gateway to the many IRS electronic options available.
  • Foreign Students and Scholars
    Aliens temporarily present in the United States as students, scholars, teachers, researchers, exchange visitors, and cultural exchange visitors are subject to special rules with respect to the taxation of their income.
  • Tax Withholding on Foreign Persons
    This section covers tax withholding topics for payments made to U.S. citizens abroad or aliens employed both in the United States and abroad. Also includes tax withholding and reporting rules on payments of U.S. source income made to foreign persons.
  • Estimated Taxes
    Federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. You must pay the tax as you earn or receive income during the year. There are two ways to pay as you go: withholding, and estimated taxes.
  • What is Taxable and Nontaxable Income?
    You can receive income in the form of money, property, or services. This section list many kinds of income that are taxable or nontaxable.
  • Accounting Periods and Methods
    Each taxpayer (business or individual) must figure taxable income on an annual accounting period called a tax year. Each taxpayer must also use a consistent accounting method, which is a set of rules for determining when to report income and expenses. Are you using the correct accounting method?
  • Offer in Compromise
    An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is an agreement between a taxpayer and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that resolves the taxpayer's tax liability.
  • Filing Late and/or Paying Late: Information You Should Know
    Before you decide not to file your tax return on time or not pay all of your taxes when they are due, consider this.
  • Businesses with Employees
    Guidance on tax-related responsibilities for an employer.
  • Tax Guide to Real Estate Businesses
    The links on this page provide information such as tax tips and trends and statistics for the real estate industry.
  • Tax Guide for Manufacturing
    Provides tax tips and trends and statistics for the manufacturing industry.
  • Tax Guide for Gas Retailers
    The links on this page provide information such as tax tips and trends and statistics for gas retailers.
  • Fishing Information Newsletter (FIN)
    Provides links to past issues of the Fishing Information Newsletter (FIN).
  • Tax Guide for the Entertainment Industry
    Provide information such as tax tips and trends and statistics for the entertainment industry.
  • Tax Guide for Construction Businesses
    The Construction area of IRS.GOV contains explanations of Federal tax topics related to the construction industry, news articles and educational IRS Publications.
  • Tax Guide for Automotive Sales and Service Industries
    The links on this page provide information such as tax tips and trends and statistics for the Automotive industry.
  • Tax Guide for Farmers and Agricultural Business Owners
    Links to Agriculture-related topics such as tax tips, financial resources, trends and statistics, forms, and more.
  • Withholding Compliance Questions and Answers
    Frequently asked questions about Form W-4.
  • Tax Talk Today
    Tax Talk Today is a monthly program about current tax issues and policies sponsored in part by the IRS. It provides unbiased insight and information about current tax and business issues critical to tax professionals. All of the programs feature a panel discussion, Questions and Answers from viewers, current tax news stories, and tax teasers. The format allows viewers to ask questions via e-mail, fax or telephone.
  • Plain Language Guides to Tax Regulations
    List of tax regulations issued since August 1, 1995, with references to plain language summaries where available. This list also provides a way to comment on regulations with an open comment period.
  • What Are Employment Taxes?
    If you have employees, you are responsible for Federal Income Tax Withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), unless specifically excepted.
  • Employment Taxes for Businesses
    A guide to all types employment taxes required by businesses.
  • Small Business Products Online Ordering
    Looking for a tool to help you meet your tax requirements? Choose from our free products, developed especially for the Small Business/Self-Employed person.
  • Filing and Paying Taxes
    Information about how to pay your business taxes
  • Self-Employed Individuals or Independent Contractors
    Information helpful in answering many questions related to being self-employed individuals or independent contractors.
  • e-File for Small Business and Self-Employed
    Provides information on electronic filing for business returns.
  • The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
    EFTPS is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Pay federal taxes electronically - on-line or by phone 24/7.
  • IRS Withholding Calculator
    The purpose of this application is to help employees to ensure that they do not have too much or too little income tax withheld from their pay
  • Where to File Tax Returns
    IRS has developed a number of partnerships by establishing a Tax Center web site. Tax Centers have a comprehensive set of links customized to the partners needs and organized by topic to various par

Taxes (Business) > Business Structure

  • Online Classroom
    The Small Business/Self-Employed online classroom has a series of self-directed workshops on a variety of topics for small business owners.
  • Tax Questions and Answers
    Frequently asked questions that the IRS answers for taxpayers.
  • Change in Business Structure
    Information on tax implications related to the various types of business structures, and on a business' responsibilities when closing a business, selling a business, or declaring bankruptcy.
  • Starting a Business : Guide to Federal Taxes
    If you're considering starting a business, then start here. This section provides links to everything from a checklist for a new business to selecting a business structure and more.
  • Operating a Business
    Learn about operating a business with employees, business deductions and tax credits, filing and paying taxes, recordkeeping, and choosing an accounting method. Additional resources also include the Small Business Online Tax Calendar, Tax Topics for Businesses, and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • IRS Tax Guide for Businesses
    General tax guide for all types of businesses.
  • IRS Tax Help
    One-stop resource for getting assistance with tax questions, finding tax forms and other services provided by the IRS.
  • Business Structures
    Provides an overview tax requirements for each type of business structure.
  • Small Business Tax Workshops
    Workshops designed to help the small business owner understand and fulfill their Federal Tax responsibilities.
  • Online Learning and Educational Products
    Learn about business taxes on your own time, and at your own pace.
  • IRS Small Business Website
    IRS Small Business Website

Taxes (Business) > Employer ID Numbers

Taxes (Business) > treaties

  • Tax Treaties
    Tax treaties may allow residents of foreign countries to be taxed at a reduced rate, or to be exempt from U.S. income taxes on certain items of income they receive from sources within the United States.

Taxes (Business) > Record keeping

  • Business Expenses
    Business expenses are the cost of carrying on a trade or business. These expenses are usually deductible if the business is operated to make a profit.
  • Tax Recordkeeping Guide for Businesses
    Unless you are a professional bookkeeper, you probably don't like to spend valuable business time keeping records. But keeping good records can actually help you save money.

Taxes (Business) > Scams

Taxes (Business) > Excise Tax

  • Excise Tax Guide
    The Excise Tax web pages contain information associated with the manufacture, sales or consumption of certain commodities. Excise Tax has several general tax programs and one of the major components is motor fuel. These pages will assist you in finding out information about the various programs, databases, and activities within Excise Tax.

Taxes (Business) > Estate and Gift tax

  • Estate and Gift Taxes
    Contains information that will give you a better understanding of how much money or property you can give away during your lifetime or leave to your heirs at your death before any tax will be owed.

Taxes (Business) > Closing

  • Closing a Business
    Provides procedures for getting out of business, including what forms to file and how to handle additional revenue received or expenses you may incur.

Taxes (Business) > Tax Professionals

Taxes (Business) > Notices

  • Understanding Your IRS Notice
    We realize that receiving a notice from the IRS can be unnerving, but if you follow these simple steps, the process to resolving the discrepancy should be straight forward.

Taxes (Business) > Reporting Agents

  • Reporting Agents (RAF)
    Reporting Agents have long served an important role in our nation's tax collection system as a conduit between employers and the IRS. Reporting Agents improve the efficiency of IRS tax collection and compliance

Taxes (Business) > Electronic Filing

Taxes (Business) > Advocate

Taxes (Business) > Local Offices

  • Contact My Local Office
    IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) are your source for personal tax help when you believe your tax issue cannot be handled online or by phone, and you want face-to-face tax assistance.

Taxes (Business) > Forums

  • Tax Forums
    IRS partnering with stakeholders to educate and serve the tax practitioner community. Find contact information, current locations and dates.
  • Small Business Tax Forums
    Small Business Forums

Taxes (Business) > Self-Employment

  • Self-Employment Tax
    The Self-Employment Tax is a social security and Medicare tax for individuals who work for themselves.

Taxes (Business) > International

  • International Taxpayer
    Information on U.S. taxes for both aliens living in the U.S. and U.S. citizens located overseas.

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

  • Tax Guide for Restaurants
    The Internal Revenue Service provides information on tax tips, trends and statistics for the restaurant industry.
  • Independent Contractors vs. Employees : FAQs
    Before you can know how to treat payments you make for services, you must first know the business relationship that exists between you and the person performing the services