Thursday Links: A User-Friendly IRS?

Posted by: John Tozzi on January 7, 2010

A “streetwise MBA” program in Boston teaches small business owners fundamentals, Katie Zezima reports in the NY Times.

Small businesses cut 25,000 jobs in December, according to ADP, but small service companies actually added jobs, Catherine Clifford reports at CNN Money.

Michigan is losing jobs, gaining startups, Reuters’s Deborah L. Cohen reports.

An IRS site offers small business tax help videos that the Small Biz Survival blog calls “user friendly and intuitive.” I’m guessing the IRS doesn’t hear that too often…

Reader Comments

Linda Sorenson

January 8, 2010 5:28 PM

That is a very nice contrast to the breaking story that the IRS gives you a busy signal 3 out of 10 calls, and has a stated goal to only return 71% of calls. Here's more about their lack of customer service: http://www.incometaxcoach-linda.com/calling-the-irs-nobody-home/

Any business doing this would have been out of business long ago yet like other government agencies efficiency seems to never be part of the equation.

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