FARMINGTON — As part of Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service is hosting two webinars this week that are designed to help businesses with taxes.

On Tuesday, there will be a webinar called "Payments to Independent Contractors" that will cover payments to independent contractors, Form 1099 requirements and other topics.

On Thursday, the webinar offered will be "Avoiding the Biggest Tax Mistakes." The topics will include the biggest tax mistakes, how to avoid them and how to detect common tax schemes and unscrupulous tax preparers.

The webinars will start at noon and are scheduled to run for one hour.

Both will offer live question-and-answer sessions with IRS experts.

To register and for more information, go to the Webinars for Small Businesses page on