Tennessee Department Of Revenue To Hold Bimonthly New Business Workshop (Chattanooga)

Monday, October 02, 2006 | 07:00pm


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold its next free bimonthly new business workshop on Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the department’s Chattanooga regional office, located at 540 McCallie Ave. The workshop will be held in conference room 607.


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 http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/bustaxworkshops/newbusworkshops.htm or call (423) 634-6266 to register for the program.

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

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 2005-2006 fiscal year, the department collected $10.3 billion in state taxes and fees. In addition to collecting state taxes, $1.8 billion of local sales tax was collected by the department for local governments during the 2005-2006 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 towww.Tennessee.gov/revenue.

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