For people just starting a business, the IRS announces a free Small Business Seminar in Austin. It is co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center. The Employment Tax Seminar runs Thursday, Feb. 1 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road. Topics include employer identification numbers, types of employees, independent contractors, record keeping, employment tax forms, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), and IRS procedures. Reservations are encouraged since seating is limited. Please call the Small Business Development Center at (512) 223-7754. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. For more information, call the IRS Volunteer & Education Programs Office at (512) 499-5439.