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The Taxman Cometh

Last-minute tax tips

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

In case you forgot, we're only days away from the April 15 tax-filing deadline. If you waited this long to prepare your returns, odds are you expect to make a donation to the IRS. So here are some last-minute tips that may help ease your tax burden.

Supporting rumors of a kinder, gentler IRS-particularly to small businesses-the agency has set up a new feature, "Small Business Corner," on its Web site ( It's designed to help you locate and understand business-related tax information. There are five major sections: "Before Starting Your Business," "Operating Your Business," "Employment Taxes," "Reducing Burden On Small Business" and "Small Business News." Check it out.

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