October 30, 2009

Free Tax Workshops in TN

I received the following information from Jamie Woodson:

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

Nashville: Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the department's Murfreesboro Road office, located at 1321 Murfreesboro Road, Eighth Floor.

Knoxville: Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the department's Knoxville regional office, located at 531 Henley Street, suite 606.

Johnson City: Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the department's Johnson City regional office, located at 204 High Point Drive.

Memphis: Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Renaissance Business Center, located at 555 Beale Street. The workshop will be held in the Memphis Training Room.

Chattanooga: Nov. 4, from 8:30 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.

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.

Interested individuals may register online at http://tn.gov/revenue/education/newbustaxworkshops.htm .

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 92 percent of total state tax revenue. During the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the department collected $10.2 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 2008-2009 fiscal year. Besides 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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