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JEAN:
This is Jean Wetzler.

I'm talking with Mike Hull about help and information the IRS has available for small businesses.

Mike, what resources are available for small businesses and self-employed taxpayers?

MIKE:
We have a number of resources on our Web site, at IRS.gov, slash smallbiz - that's smallbiz with a "b-i-z".

This section for small businesses is filled with information that can help you year-round.

And during tax filing season, there's a link at the top of the page called Filing Season Central - a one-stop assistance center to help small businesses and self-employed taxpayers file their tax returns.

Filing Season Central has links to valuable information including highlights of tax law changes, "where to file" addresses, tax tips, and more.

It even has a section on tax fraud scams, so you can recognize and avoid them.

JEAN:
What if someone has a question and wants to talk with the IRS?

MIKE:
IRS has several toll-free phone numbers, depending on the issue.

For instance, if you received a notice from the IRS, you should call the number on the notice.

If you have a question about a small business tax issue, we have a hotline for that: 1-800-829-4933.

Taxpayers with questions about their individual taxes can call 1-800-TAX-1040.

And if your issue can't be handled online or by phone, we also have Taxpayer Assistance Centers in many communities.

You can find the locations on IRS.gov, slash, localcontacts - that's one word: localcontacts -  or check your local telephone directory.

JEAN:
Thank you for that great information.

Anything else you'd like to add?

MIKE:
Yes. In addition to the English-language resources on IRS.gov, we also have many resources in Spanish.

Look for the "espanol" link at the top of our Web site, or go directly to IRS.gov, slash, espanol.

And there's no charge.

Our online resources are free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and many of our toll-free numbers have extended hours during tax filing season.

We encourage small businesses to take advantage of them.

JEAN:
Thank you, Mike.

I've been talking with Mike Hull of the IRS.

This is Jean Wetzler.

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