IRS OUTREACH INITIATIVE   Small Business, Gig Employee, Natural Disaster, Child Tax Credit

Fishermen and Farmers:

You are in the business of farming if you cultivate, operate, or manage a farm for profit, either as owner or tenant. Fishermen and farmers are required to file specific schedules that can often be overwhelming even for experienced taxpayers. Filers can use Publication 225, Farmer’s Tax Guide, to guide them when determining tax law related to farming. The following publications and forms can be used when filing a tax return:

Small Business Owners and Gig Economy Workers:

Rural workers often either work in or own businesses in seasonal fields. Jobs within the gig economy can range from shoveling snow to delivery services. Whether one is employing these types of workers, or performing the tasks themselves, tax preparation can be complicated. Small business owners can use Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C) to help them when filing. The attached publications can be used when filing a tax return and can be printed and shared in your place of business:

Small Business 

An #IRS credit may help those who hire long-term unemployment recipients, veterans, and other workers with significant barriers to employment.

#IRS announces that for the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year. See

In recognition of recent gasoline price increases, #IRS has adjusted the standard mileage rate for the final months of 2022. See

#IRS has increased the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use it to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. See

The #IRS Small Business and Self Employed #Tax Center is an online tool to help you learn about the tax issues involved in owning your own business.  Watch this video for details:

Gig Economy

Gig Economy Tax Center: The gig economy is activity where people earn income providing on-demand work, services or goods. #IRS

Do you participate in the sharing economy-- also called the gig, on-demand or access economy? Learn what #tax issues may affect you by watching this #IRS video:

Recovering from Natural Disasters:

When experiencing natural disasters, filing your taxes isn’t usually the first item on your list. The IRS makes finding up to date information on extensions and other IRS benefits due to natural disasters easy. offers the following resources:

Natural Disasters

It’s important to protect tax and financial documents in case of a disaster. Get A Closer Look at #IRS disaster preparedness tips to safeguard your records. #IRSCloserLook

2021 Advanced Child Tax Credit:

Don’t Miss out on Important Credits

The attached publications can be displayed or handed out in your place of business.

You can view more IRS messaging on its social media platforms:

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