Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Advises Direct Sellers
IRS Articles

Tax Tips for Direct Sellers
The IRS defines direct sellers, their possible income sources, and common expense issues.
IRS Urges Taxpayers to Avoid Common Mistakes
The IRS urges taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay processing and refunds.
IRS Alerts Public to New Identity Theft Scams
The IRS urges taxpayers to avoid identity theft scams that use government names, logos, and websites in an
attempt to convince taxpayers that the scam is a genuine communication from the IRS.
Six Tax Tips for New Business Owners
Six tax tips new business owners need to know.

Deductions

Deducting Business Supply Expenses
This fact sheet helps taxpayers understand the rules pertaining to business supply expense deductions.
What you Need to Know About the Home Office Deduction
The IRS explains what qualifies as a home office deduction.
Deducting "Other" Business Expenses
The IRS explains what other deductions direct sellers can claim, including bad debts.
Home Office Deduction Reminders
In order to educate taxpayers regarding their filing obligations, this fact sheet explains the rules for deducting home
office expenses.

Guides/Acts/Publications

Retail Industry ATG - Chapter 3: Examination Techniques for Specific Industries (Direct Sellers)
A tax guide for direct sellers.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for Individuals
The Earned Income Tax Credit is a credit for people who earn low-to-moderate incomes.
Publication 583 - Introductory Material
This publication provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business.
Publication 583 - Main Contents
Learn about your federal tax responsibilities.
Publication 583 - Starting a Business and Keeping Records (PDF)
This publication provides information on keeping records and illustrates a record keeping system.
Publication 911
IRS publication 911 (2003 edition) is the last updated IRS comprehensive tax guidance manual for Direct sellers.
Always check the
IRS' website for the latest edition.

Other Resources

IRS Withholding Calculator
The Withholding Calculator can help you determine whether you need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to
avoid having too much or too little Federal income tax withheld from your pay.
Small Business Resources
This page provides links to other small business resources.
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