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e-News for Small Businesses August 29, 2014

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Issue Number:  2014-6

Inside This Issue

  1. Trucking Tax Center revised
  2. Notice about Backup Withholding for Form 1099-K available
  3. Webinar: Business Use of Your Home
  4. Warning about phone scams
  5. Taxpayer Bill of Rights
  6. Reminder about Forms W-4  

  1.  Trucking Tax Center revised

The updated Trucking Tax Center can help taxpayers meet the Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, Sept. 2 filing deadline.

The Trucking Tax Center is also available in Spanish

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  2.  Notice about Backup Withholding for Form 1099-K available

Notice 1430, Don’t Get Caught in Backup Withholding, contains information about the possible requirement to have BWH withheld from receipts.

The Third Party Reporting Information Center - Information Documents  has more information.

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  3.  Webinar: Business Use of Your Home

The Sept. 10 webinar will cover the different methods for deducting home office expenses, including who qualifies and how to compute the deduction.

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  4.  Warning about phone scams

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has received 90,000 complaints and identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million to individuals fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

IR-2014-81 and IR-2014-84, have more information.

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  5.  Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The newly revised version of Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, is now available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese.

IR-2014-80  has more information.

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  6.  Reminder about Forms W-4

An accurate Form W-4 is important. Tax Topic 753 has information to help employees and employers.

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