Tennessee Department of Revenue to Hold Free Tax Workshops for New Businesses

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 | 02:33 pm

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Revenue announces its next series of free bimonthly tax workshops to be held in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville.


Chattanooga: Jan. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the department's Chattanooga regional office, located at 540 McCallie Avenue. The workshop will be held in conference room 607.


Johnson City: Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the department's Johnson City regional office, located at 204 High Point Drive.


Knoxville: Jan. 15,  from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the department's Knoxville regional office, located at 7175 Strawberry Plains Pike, Suite 300.


Memphis: Jan. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Renaissance Business Center, located at 555 Beale Street. The workshop will be held in the Memphis Training Room.


Nashville: Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson building on 500 Deaderick Street. The workshop will be held in the 10th floor training room.


These free workshops are designed to assist those encountering business-related taxes for the first time. Tax specialists from various local and state agencies will provide the basic information needed to comply with registration and tax requirements. During the session, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to these tax specialists, ask questions and receive materials explaining tax responsibilities and providing contact information. Areas of discussion will include business tax, sales and use tax, unemployment tax and tax enforcement procedures.


Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, please call (800) 342-1003 (toll-free inside Tennessee) or (615) 253-0600 (local Nashville-area and outside Tennessee), or visit Revenue's website.


The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of the state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. The department collects about 87 percent of total state revenue. During the 2013 fiscal year, it collected $11.7 billion in state taxes and fees and more than $2.2 billion in taxes and fees for local governments. To learn more about the department, log on to www.TN.gov/revenue.