Have a tax question? Need a tax form, filing instructions or an IRS publication? Look to the Internet. The IRS debuted its Web site in January 1996, and it has already been accessed more than 271 million times.
"There are publications available that pertain to homebased businesses, such as publication number 587, Business Use of the Home," says Steven Pyrek at the IRS. "Tax forms for sole proprietors and for claiming expenses for the business use of your home are there, and the Q&A section [is] about homebased businesses."
Other offerings include:
*IRS Newsstand: A listing of IRS news releases and fact sheets.
*Plain English: Simple-to-understand summaries of IRS regulations.
*Tax Stats: Data compiled from individual and business returns filed with the IRS, and other sources.
*Taxpayer Education: Easily digestible summaries of 140 tax topics.
*A keyword search and site tree for all available topics, plus a list of IRS electronic services.
Visit the IRS at http://www.irs.ustreas.gov