Tax Seminar Deadline Rapidly Approaches - Last Chance for Tax Seminar Registration on August 1

Friday, July 06, 2012 | 10:24 am

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Revenue and the University of Tennessee Conferences and Non-credit Programs office will co-sponsor the annual 2012 Tennessee Tax Seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the UT College of Pharmacy located at 881 Madison, Ave., Memphis, TN  38163.

This seminar is designed to provide current, in-depth information on Tennessee tax issues.  State tax specialists will present recent developments in legislation, review online filing options and discuss various tax types and exemptions including sales and use, business tax, gift and inheritance, individual income, franchise and excise, unemployment and tangible personal property taxes.

Attendees will receive comprehensive materials covering the various topics and will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the tax specialists.  Continuting education credits may be offered by the university and each seminar has a registration fee.  Please contact Jessica Swett at UT Conferences to register and confirm the cost of participating, and availability of credits by calling (865) 974-0280 or e-mailing her directly at jswett@utk.edu.  A direct link via the internet for sign up is available at http://tnbusinesstax.utk.edu/.

Remaining seminars are also offered by the Department of Revenue in Knoxville, Johnson City, Murfreesboro, Cookeville, Martin and Chattanooga.  For more information, please visit http://www.TN.gov/revenue/ or call the Tennessee Department of Revenue at (615) 253-0600.

The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration law established by the legislature and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws.  The Department of Revenue collects approximately 91 percent of total state tax revenue.  During the 2011 fiscal year, the department collected $10.5 billion in state taxes and fees.  In addition to collecting state taxes, the Department of Revenue collects taxes for local, county and municipal governments.  During the 2011 fiscal year, local government collections by the Department of Revenue exceeded $2.0 billion in local taxes and fees.  In collecting taxes, the department enforces the revenue laws fairly and impartially in an effort to encourage voluntary taxpayer compliance.  The department also apportions revenue collections for distribution to the various state funds and local units of government.  To learn more about the department. log on to www.TN.gov/revenue.

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