Revenue office to host free seminar in January

Revenue office to host free seminar in January

Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:01 pm

The Press 12/28

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold its next free bimonthly new business workshop on Jan. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the department’s Murfreesboro Road office, located at 1321 Murfreesboro Road in Nashville. The workshop will be held on the second floor.

This free workshop is 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.

Interested individuals may register online at www.TN.gov/revenue or call (615) 532-4975 to register for the program.

The Department of Revenue also offers new business tax workshops bimonthly across the state in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville and Memphis.

The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws 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 2009-2010 fiscal year, the department collected $10.1 billion in state taxes and fees. In addition to collecting state taxes, $1.9 billion of local sales tax was collected by the department for local governments during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. 

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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