Tar Heel Business Briefs January 2013

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January 2013

Tar Heels Business Briefs

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

NC Small Business Person of the Year Deadline extended to 1/31/13!

There's still time! Please consider nominating or submitting a nomination package for the Small Business Person of The Year Award.  Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a National Small Business Week.  The highlight of Small Business Week activities is the presentation of awards at the state and national levels.  The 2013 Small Business Week celebration next year will honor the small business community's many contributions to the American economy and society. 

Nomination packages must be received at the North Carolina District Office in Charlotte or submitted online through SBA's NEW online portal or  on or before January 31, 2013. 

For information and submission requirements click here.

Tax Information For Businesses

Tax reporting season is starting for small businesses.  The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center serves taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

The IRS website provides the following information for small businesses:

*Small Business Forms and Publications

*Small Business Forms and Publications

*Employer ID Numbers (EINs)

*Starting, Operating, or Closing a Business

*Employment Taxes

*Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions

*Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?

*Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center

*IRS Video Portal

*Small Business Events

*Online Tools & Educational Products  


For more tax information for your small business click here

NC Department of Revenue

Are you a new businesses or been in business for a while?  The North Carolina Department of Revenue website will help you find the tax information you need, changes in the state tax laws and forms you need to file.  Just For Small Businesses provides resources specifically for the small business owner, including Tax Payer Self Help.