The National Small Business Association has debuted a Web site intended to educate small-business owners about what it calls "the myriad harmful proposals being promoted by the IRS and Congress to raise revenue."

The site, www.PreventIRSAbuse.org, aims to get the small-business community to speak out against the increase in IRS audits of small businesses, and legislation recently passed by Congress that would require credit and debit card companies to report all electronic payments made to businesses.

The NSBA cited a recent study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse that found the IRS increased its audits of small corporations by 41 percent between 2005 and 2007. Meanwhile, audits of the largest corporations plunged in 2007 to the lowest level in the last 20 years.

"Responsible for creating 93.5 percent of all net new jobs since 1989, the small-business community must be allowed to thrive - not further harassed by an already overreaching IRS - if there is any hope of a real economic turnaround," said NSBA president Todd McCracken in a statement.

The site includes a "speak out" section in which small business owners can share their stories about unfair IRS practices.

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