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Operating a Business

Employer ID Number (EIN)
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a federal tax identification number, and is used to identify a business entity. Find out if you need an EIN and how to apply for one.

Recordkeeping
Unless you are a professional bookkeeper, you probably don't like to spend valuable business time keeping records. But keeping good records can actually help you save money.

Business Name Change
Explanation for businesses on how to make a name change.

Businesses with Employees
If you operate a business and have employees, then this section has the information you will need. You will find resources on hiring, recordkeeping and other topics such as employment taxes, and wage reporting requirements.

Paying Independent Contractors
If you pay independent contractors, you may have to file Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, to report payments for services performed for your trade or business.

What is Taxable and Nontaxable Income?
You can receive income in the form of money, property, or services. This section lists many kinds of income that are taxable or nontaxable.

Filing and Paying Your Business Taxes
This section discusses business taxes you may have to pay and the forms you may have to file. It also discusses taxpayer identification numbers.

e-File Form 940, 941 or 944 for Small Businesses
Learn your options for e-filing form 940, 941 or 944.

Estimated Taxes
Federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. You must pay the tax as you earn or receive income during the year. There are two ways to pay as you go: withholding, and estimated taxes.

Business Expenses
You can deduct the cost of operating your business. These costs are known as business expenses. These are costs you do not have to capitalize or include in the cost of goods sold.

Business Tax Credits
A list of forms for claiming business tax credits, and a brief explanation about when carryovers, and credits cease.

Intangibles
Intangible Property is property that has value but cannot be seen or touched. Generally, you can either amortize or depreciate intangible property.

Avoiding Problems
This section provides links to resources to help the small business owner create a recordkeeping system, get the latest on the cash vs. accrual accounting methods, and tips on understanding their IRS notice, what to do if you haven’t filed a tax return, and how to recognize and avoid tax scams.

Closing a Business
There is more involved in closing your business than just locking the doors. This section provides procedures for getting out of business, including what forms to file and how to handle additional revenue received or expenses you may incur.

IRS Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed
The tax calendar is available for downloading and printing, or you can view it online.

Retirement Plans
The advantages of a retirement plan are numerous. There are economic, business and tax advantages for your business, for your employees and for you. A retirement plan may give you an important competitive edge in attracting and keeping the best employees - and help you plan for your own retirement years. Visit the IRS Video Portal and search keyword "retire" for a more information about choosing, operating and maintaining your retirement plan.

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2012 irs 1040a instructions Publication 3402 - Main Content Table of Contents What is a Limited Liability Company? Classification of an LLC LLCs Classified as Partnerships LLCs Classified as Disregarded Entities LLCs Classified as Corporations Subsequent Elections How To Get More InformationInternal Revenue Service Small Business Administration Other Federal Agencies What is a Limited Liability Company? For purposes of this publication, a limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity organized in the United States under state law. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Unlike a partnership, all of the members of an LLC have limited personal liability for its debts. 2012 irs 1040a instructions An LLC may be classified for federal income tax purposes as a partnership, corporation, or an entity disregarded as separate from its owner by applying the rules in Regulations section 301. 2012 irs 1040a instructions 7701-3. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The information in this publication applies to LLCs in general, and different rules may apply to special situations, including banks, insurance companies, or nonprofit organizations that are LLCs or that own LLCs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Check your state's requirements and the federal tax regulations for further information. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Classification of an LLC Default classification rules. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   An LLC with at least two members is classified as a partnership for federal income tax purposes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions An LLC with only one member is treated as an entity disregarded as separate from its owner for income tax purposes (but as a separate entity for purposes of employment tax and certain excise taxes). 2012 irs 1040a instructions Also, an LLC's federal tax classification can subsequently change under certain default rules discussed later. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Elected classification. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   If an LLC does not choose to be classified under the above default classifications, it can elect to be classified as an association taxable as a corporation or as an S corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions After an LLC has determined its federal tax classification, it can later elect to change that classification. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For details, see Subsequent Elections, later. 2012 irs 1040a instructions LLCs Classified as Partnerships If an LLC has at least two members and is classified as a partnership, it generally must file Form 1065, U. 2012 irs 1040a instructions S. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Return of Partnership Income. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Generally, an LLC classified as a partnership is subject to the same filing and reporting requirements as partnerships. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For certain purposes, members of an LLC are treated as limited partners in a limited partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For example, LLC members are treated as limited partners for purposes of material participation under the passive activity limitation rules (see Temporary Regulation section 1. 2012 irs 1040a instructions 469-5T(e)). 2012 irs 1040a instructions See the Instructions for Form 1065 for reporting rules that apply specifically to LLCs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Member manager. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   Only a member manager of an LLC can sign the partnership tax return. 2012 irs 1040a instructions And only a member manager can represent the LLC as the tax matters partner under the consolidated audit proceedings in sections 6221 through 6234. 2012 irs 1040a instructions A member manager is any owner of an interest in the LLC who, alone or together with others, has the continuing authority to make the management decisions necessary to conduct the business for which the LLC was formed. 2012 irs 1040a instructions If there are no elected or designated member managers, each owner is treated as a member manager. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Change in default classification. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   If the number of members in an LLC classified as a partnership is reduced to only one member, it becomes an entity disregarded as separate from its owner under Regulations section 301. 2012 irs 1040a instructions 7701-3(f)(2). 2012 irs 1040a instructions However, if the LLC has made an election to be classified as a corporation (discussed later) and that elective classification is in effect at the time of the change in membership, the default classification as a disregarded entity will not apply. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   Other tax consequences of a change in membership, such as recognition of gain or loss, are determined by the transactions through which an interest in the LLC is acquired or disposed of. 2012 irs 1040a instructions If a partnership that becomes a disregarded entity as a result of a decrease in the number of members makes an election to be classified as a corporation, the applicable deemed transactions discussed under Subsequent Elections, later, apply. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Example 1. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Ethel and Francis are members of an LLC classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Each holds an equal membership interest. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The LLC does not hold any unrealized receivables or substantially appreciated inventory. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Ethel sells her entire interest in the LLC to Francis for $10,000. 2012 irs 1040a instructions After the sale, the business is continued by the LLC, which is owned solely by Francis. 2012 irs 1040a instructions No entity classification election is made after the sale to treat the LLC as a corporation for federal tax purposes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The partnership terminates when Francis buys Ethel's entire interest. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Ethel must treat the transaction as the sale of a partnership interest and must report gain or loss, if any, resulting from the sale of her partnership interest. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For purposes of determining the tax treatment of Francis, the partnership is deemed to make a liquidating distribution of all of its assets to Ethel and Francis, and after this distribution, Francis is treated as acquiring the assets deemed to have been distributed to Ethel in liquidation of Ethel's partnership interest. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Francis's basis in the assets attributable to Ethel's one-half interest in the partnership is $10,000, the purchase price for Ethel's partnership interest. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Upon the termination of the partnership, Francis is considered to receive a distribution of those assets attributable to Francis's former interest in the partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Francis must recognize gain or loss, if any, on the deemed distribution of the assets to the extent required by Internal Revenue Code section 731(a). 2012 irs 1040a instructions See Partnership Distributions in Publication 541. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Example 2. 2012 irs 1040a instructions George and Henrietta are members of an LLC classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Each holds an equal membership interest. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The LLC does not hold any unrealized receivables or substantially appreciated inventory. 2012 irs 1040a instructions George and Henrietta each sell their entire interests in the LLC to Ian, an unrelated person, in exchange for $10,000. 2012 irs 1040a instructions After the sale, the business is continued by the LLC, which is owned solely by Ian. 2012 irs 1040a instructions No entity classification election is made after the sale to treat the LLC as a corporation for federal tax purposes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The partnership terminates when Ian purchases the entire interests of George and Henrietta in the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions George and Henrietta must report gain or loss, if any, resulting from the sale of their partnership interests. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For purposes of classifying the acquisition by Ian, the partnership is deemed to make a liquidating distribution of its assets to George and Henrietta. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Immediately following this distribution, Ian is deemed to acquire, by purchase, all of the former partnership's assets. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For more details on the preceding two examples, see Revenue Ruling 99-6, 1999-6 I. 2012 irs 1040a instructions R. 2012 irs 1040a instructions B. 2012 irs 1040a instructions 6. 2012 irs 1040a instructions You can find Revenue Ruling 99-6 at www. 2012 irs 1040a instructions irs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb99-06. 2012 irs 1040a instructions pdf. 2012 irs 1040a instructions LLCs Classified as Disregarded Entities If an LLC has only one member and is classified as an entity disregarded as separate from its owner, its income, deductions, gains, losses, and credits are reported on the owner's income tax return. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For example, if the owner of the LLC is an individual, the LLC's income and expenses would be reported on the following schedules filed with the owner's Form 1040: Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship); Schedule C-EZ, Net Profit From Business (Sole Proprietorship); Schedule E, Supplemental Income and Loss; or Schedule F, Profit or Loss From Farming. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Employment tax and certain excise taxes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   A single-member LLC that is classified as a disregarded entity for income tax purposes is treated as a separate entity for purposes of employment tax and certain excise taxes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For wages paid after January 1, 2009, the single-member LLC is required to use its name and employer identification number (EIN) for reporting and payment of employment taxes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions A single-member LLC is also required to use its name and EIN to register for excise tax activities on Form 637; pay and report excise taxes reported on Forms 720, 730, 2290, and 11-C; and claim any refunds, credits, and payments on Form 8849. 2012 irs 1040a instructions See the employment and excise tax returns for more information. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Self-employment tax rule for disregarded entity LLCs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   An individual owner of a single-member LLC classified as a disregarded entity is not an employee of the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Instead, the owner is subject to tax on the net earnings from self-employment of the LLC which is treated in the same manner as a sole-proprietorship. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Example 3. 2012 irs 1040a instructions LLC is a disregarded entity owned by Irene. 2012 irs 1040a instructions LLC has three employees (Kent, Patricia, and Tex) and pays wages. 2012 irs 1040a instructions LLC is treated as an entity separate from its owner for purposes of employment taxes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For the wages paid to Kent, Patricia, and Tex, LLC is liable for income tax withholding, Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes, and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) taxes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions In addition, LLC must file under its name and EIN the applicable employment tax returns; make timely employment tax deposits; and file with the Social Security Administration and furnish to LLC's employees (Kent, Patricia, and Tex) Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Irene is self-employed for purposes of the self-employment tax. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Thus, Irene is subject to self-employment tax on her net earnings from self-employment with respect to LLC's activities. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Irene is not an employee of LLC for purposes of employment taxes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Because LLC is treated as a sole proprietorship of Irene for income tax purposes, Irene must report the income and expenses from LLC on her Schedule C. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Irene will figure the tax due on her net earnings from self-employment on Schedule SE. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Irene can also deduct one-half of her self-employment tax on line 27 of her Form 1040. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Taxpayer identification number. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For all income tax purposes, a single-member LLC classified as a disregarded entity must use the owner's social security number (SSN) or EIN. 2012 irs 1040a instructions This includes all information returns and reporting related to income tax. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For example, if a disregarded entity LLC that is owned by an individual is required to provide a Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, the LLC must provide the owner's SSN or EIN, not the LLC's EIN. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   However, most new single-member LLCs classified as a disregarded entity will need to obtain an EIN for the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions An LLC will need an EIN if it has any employees or if it will be required to file any of the excise tax forms listed above (see Employment tax and certain excise taxes earlier). 2012 irs 1040a instructions See Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, for information on applying for an EIN. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Change in default classification. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   If a single-member LLC classified as a disregarded entity for income tax purposes acquires an additional member, it becomes a partnership under Regulations section 301. 2012 irs 1040a instructions 7701-3(f)(2). 2012 irs 1040a instructions However, if the LLC has made an election to be classified as a corporation (discussed later) and that elective classification is in effect at the time of the change in membership, the default classification as a partnership will not apply. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   Other tax consequences of a change in membership, such as recognition of gain or loss, are determined by the transactions through which an interest in the LLC is acquired or disposed of. 2012 irs 1040a instructions If a disregarded entity that becomes a partnership as a result of an increase in the number of members makes an election to be classified as a corporation, the applicable deemed transactions discussed in Subsequent Elections, later, apply. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Example 4. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Bart, who is not related to Alain, buys 50% of Alain's interest in an LLC that is a disregarded entity for $5,000. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Alain does not contribute any portion of the $5,000 to the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Alain and Bart continue to operate the business of the LLC as co-owners of the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The LLC is converted to a partnership when the new member, Bart, buys an interest in the disregarded entity from the owner, Alain. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Bart's buying a 50% interest in Alain's ownership interest in the LLC is treated as Bart's buying a 50% interest in each of the LLC's assets, which are treated as owned directly by Alain for federal income tax purposes. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Immediately thereafter, Alain and Bart are treated as contributing their respective interests in those assets to a partnership in exchange for ownership interests in the partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Alain recognizes gain or loss from the deemed sale to Bart of the 50% interest in the assets. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Neither Alain nor Bart recognizes any gain or loss as a result of the deemed contribution of the assets to the partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Example 5. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Charles, who is not related to Danielle, contributes $10,000 to an LLC owned by Danielle for a 50% ownership interest in the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The LLC uses all of the contributed cash in its business. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Charles and Danielle continue to operate the business of the LLC as co-owners of the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The LLC is converted from a disregarded entity to a partnership when Charles contributes cash to the LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Charles's contribution is treated as a contribution to a partnership in exchange for an ownership interest in the partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Danielle is treated as contributing all of the assets of the LLC to the partnership in exchange for a partnership interest. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Neither Charles nor Danielle recognizes gain or loss as a result of the conversion of the disregarded entity to a partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For more details on the preceding two examples, see Revenue Ruling 99-5, 1999-6 I. 2012 irs 1040a instructions R. 2012 irs 1040a instructions B. 2012 irs 1040a instructions 8. 2012 irs 1040a instructions You can find Revenue Ruling 99-5 at www. 2012 irs 1040a instructions irs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb99-06. 2012 irs 1040a instructions pdf. 2012 irs 1040a instructions LLCs Classified as Corporations An LLC with either a single member or more than one member can elect to be classified as a corporation rather than be classified as a partnership or disregarded entity under the default rules discussed earlier. 2012 irs 1040a instructions File Form 8832, Entity Classification Election, to elect classification as a C corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions File Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation, to elect classification as an S corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions LLCs electing classification as an S corporation are not required to file Form 8832 to elect classification as a corporation before filing Form 2553. 2012 irs 1040a instructions By filing Form 2553, an LLC is deemed to have elected classification as a corporation in addition to the S corporation classification. 2012 irs 1040a instructions If the LLC elects to be classified as a corporation by filing Form 8832, a copy of the LLC's Form 8832 must be attached to the federal income tax return of each direct and indirect owner of the LLC for the tax year of the owner that includes the date on which the election took effect. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Example 6. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Classification as a corporation without an S election. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Wanda and Sylvester are members of an LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions They agree that the LLC should be classified as a corporation but do not want to elect to have the LLC be treated as an S corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The LLC must file Form 8832. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Example 7. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Classification as a corporation with an S election. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Evelyn and Carol are members of an LLC. 2012 irs 1040a instructions They agree that the LLC should be classified as an S corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The LLC must file Form 2553 instead of Form 8832. 2012 irs 1040a instructions If the LLC is classified as a corporation, it must file a corporation income tax return. 2012 irs 1040a instructions If it is a C corporation, it is taxed on its taxable income and distributions to the members are includible in the members' gross income to the extent of the corporation's earnings and profits (double taxation). 2012 irs 1040a instructions If it is an S corporation, the corporation is generally not subject to any income tax and the income, deductions, gains, losses, and credits of the corporation “pass through” to the members. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Corporations generally file either: Form 1120, U. 2012 irs 1040a instructions S. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Corporation Income Tax Return; or Form 1120S, U. 2012 irs 1040a instructions S. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Income Tax Return for an S Corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For more information on the income taxation of corporations and their shareholders, see Publication 542, Corporations. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For more information on the income taxation of S corporations and their shareholders, see the Instructions for Form 1120S, U. 2012 irs 1040a instructions S. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Income Tax Return for an S Corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Subsequent Elections An LLC can elect to change its classification. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Generally, once an LLC has elected to change its classification, it cannot elect again to change it classification during the 60 months after the effective date of the election. 2012 irs 1040a instructions An election by a newly formed LLC that is effective on the date of formation is not considered a change for purposes of this limitation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For more information and exceptions, see Regulations section 301. 2012 irs 1040a instructions 7701-3(c) and the Form 8832 instructions. 2012 irs 1040a instructions An election to change classification can have significant tax consequences based on the following transactions that are deemed to occur as a result of the election. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Partnership to corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   An election to change classification from a partnership to a corporation will be treated as if the partnership contributed all of its assets and liabilities to the corporation in exchange for stock and the partnership then immediately liquidated by distributing the stock to its partners. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For more information, see Partnership Distributions in Publication 541 and Property Exchanged for Stock in Publication 542. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Corporation to partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   An election to change classification from a corporation to a partnership will be treated as if the corporation distributed all of its assets and liabilities to its shareholders in liquidation and the shareholders then immediately contributed all of the distributed assets and liabilities to a new partnership. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For more information, see Contribution of Property in Publication 541 and Distributions to Shareholders in Publication 542. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Corporation to disregarded entity. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   An election to change classification from a corporation to a disregarded entity will be treated as if the corporation distributed all of its assets and liabilities to its single owner in liquidation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For more information, see Distributions to Shareholders in Publication 542. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Disregarded entity to corporation. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   An election to change classification from a disregarded entity to a corporation will be treated as if the owner of the disregarded entity contributed all of the assets and liabilities to the corporation in exchange for stock. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For more information, see Property Exchanged for Stock in Publication 542. 2012 irs 1040a instructions How To Get More Information This section describes the help the IRS and other federal agencies offer to taxpayers who operate their own businesses. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Internal Revenue Service You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. 2012 irs 1040a instructions By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Contacting your Taxpayer Advocate. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   You can contact the TAS by calling the TAS toll-free case intake line at 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059 to see if you are eligible for assistance. 2012 irs 1040a instructions You can also call or write to your local taxpayer advocate, whose phone number and address are listed in your local telephone directory and in Publication 1546, Taxpayer Advocate Service — Your Voice at the IRS. 2012 irs 1040a instructions You can file Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance (And Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order), or ask an IRS employee to complete it on your behalf. 2012 irs 1040a instructions For more information, go to www. 2012 irs 1040a instructions irs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions gov/advocate. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 2012 irs 1040a instructions   LITCs are independent organizations that provide low income taxpayers with representation in federal tax controversies with the IRS for free or for a nominal charge. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The clinics also provide tax education and outreach for taxpayers with limited English proficiency or who speak English as a second language. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List, provides information on clinics in your area. 2012 irs 1040a instructions It is available at www. 2012 irs 1040a instructions irs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions gov or at your local IRS office. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Small business workshops. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   Small business workshops are designed to help the small business owner understand and fulfill their federal tax responsibilities. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Workshops are sponsored and presented by IRS partners who are federal tax specialists. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Workshop topics vary from a general overview of taxes to more specific topics such as recordkeeping and retirement plans. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Although most are free, some workshops have fees associated with them. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Any fees charged for a workshop are paid to the sponsoring organization, not the IRS. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   For more information, visit www. 2012 irs 1040a instructions irs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions gov/businesses/small. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Subscribe to e-news for small businesses. 2012 irs 1040a instructions   Join the e-News for Small Businesses mailing list to receive updates, 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and publications to the address below. 2012 irs 1040a instructions You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Internal Revenue Service1201 N. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Mitsubishi MotorwayBloomington, IL 61705–6613 DVD for tax products. 2012 irs 1040a instructions You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Tax law frequently asked questions. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. 2012 irs 1040a instructions S. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Code. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Internal Revenue Bulletins. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Toll-free and email technical support. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Two releases during the year. 2012 irs 1040a instructions – The first release will ship the beginning of January. 2012 irs 1040a instructions – The final release will ship the beginning of March. 2012 irs 1040a instructions Purchase the DVD from National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at www. 2012 irs 1040a instructions irs. 2012 irs 1040a instructions gov/cdorders for $30 (no handling fee) or call 1-877-CDFORMS (1-877-233-6767) toll free to buy the DVD for $30 (plus a $6 handling fee). 2012 irs 1040a instructions Small Business Administration The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers training and educational programs, counseling services, financial programs, and contract assistance for small business owners. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The SBA also has publications and videos on a variety of business topics. 2012 irs 1040a instructions The following 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