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[MN UPDATE] Happy National Small Business Week: April 30 – May 6

[MN UPDATE] Happy National Small Business Week: April 30 – May 6

News release: Minnesota Department of Revenue debuts centralized online Business Center during Small Business Week

Minnesota Department of Revenue debuts centralized online Business Center during Small Business Week

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The first week of May is National Small Business Week. To mark the week, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is highlighting the online resources it offers businesses by launching a new online Business Center. Businesses and organizations of all sizes and types can now find business tax information and resources — including fact sheets, industry guides, forms, and training information — in one central location on the department’s website.

“We strive to provide taxpayers with the information they need to comply with the state’s tax laws. The new online Business Center consolidates information and resources into a central location, making it easier for businesses to find the tax information they need,” said Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly. “We are always looking to improve our customer service. The Business Center is just one of the ways we are doing that for our business tax customers.”

 The new online Business Center includes some of the following features:

  • Starting a business – Basic tax information for people who are starting a business.
  • Register for a Minnesota Tax ID number – What is a Minnesota Tax ID number? How do I register?
  • File and Pay Tax – What is e-Services? How do I sign up? Information on filing returns and making payments.
  • Education and Outreach – Free education by tax type including classroom training, online training, webinars, and videos.
  • Resources for Businesses – A variety of tools including business guidebooks, fact sheets, industry guides, tax type calculators, forms and instructions.
  • Closing an Account/Closing a Business – What you need to know.
  • Consolidated due date calendar – This feature will be added in the near future and will make it easy for business customers to find a list of due dates for various business tax types.

Customers can access the new Business Center by clicking the link or by going to our website ( and entering business center into the search box.


IRS Promotes Specialized Online Services during Small Business Week

National Small Business Week for 2017 is April 30 through May 6. During this time, the Internal Revenue Service will promote many online products to help small business owners and those who are self-employed understand their tax responsibilities.

Here are just a few among dozens of useful IRS products in the spotlight for this year’s National Small Business Week:

  1. Sharing Economy Tax Center.  This special webpage provides fast answers to tax questions, as well as links and forms for the sharing economy. People who use one of the many online platforms to engage in this type of business, such as renting a spare bedroom, providing car rides or providing many other goods or services, are involved in the sharing economy. Topics include filing requirements, rules for home rentals and business expenses.
  2. Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center.  Taxpayers will find the Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center to be a great resource for sole proprietors and others who are in business for themselves. This site has many handy tips and references to tax rules a self-employed person may need to know. In addition to many other subjects, taxpayers will find information on:
    • How to Make Quarterly Payments.
    • Requirements for Information Returns.
    • How to File an Annual Return.
    • Business Structures.
    • Qualified Joint Ventures
  3. Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.  This online information center features links to a wealth of useful tools, including Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop and common IRS forms with instructions. Find help on everything from how to get an Employer Identification Number online to how to engage with the IRS during an audit. The IRS Tax Calendar for businesses and Self-Employed is a convenient, at-a-glance resource designed to show key tax dates for businesses. Download the Calendar Connector tool to get the dates even when offline.

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