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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 09:32am

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:  Sept. 11, 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:  Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the department's Johnson City regional office, located at 204 High Point Drive. 
  • Knoxville:  Sept. 18, 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:  Sept. 12, 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:  Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the department's Murfreesboro Road office, located at 1321 Murfreesboro Road, 8th Floor.  

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 collection services 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 to download the registration form.    

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 88 percent of total state tax revenue. During the 2012 fiscal year, the Department collected $13.6 billion in state and 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.