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

Supporting rumors of a kinder, gentler IRS-particularly to smallbusinesses-the agency has set up a new feature, "SmallBusiness Corner," on its Web site ('s designed to help you locate and understandbusiness-related tax information. There are five major sections:"Before Starting Your Business," "Operating YourBusiness," "Employment Taxes," "Reducing BurdenOn Small Business" and "Small Business News." Checkit out.

Another nice touch is the new IRS e-file program "PaymentOptions for Business Taxpayers." In essence, you can filepaperless returns more conveniently, and the process is faster andmore accurate.

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