Free tax workshops offered

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Revenue will be holding a free tax workshop for new businesses in Knoxville in January 2016.

The Knoxville workshop will take place January 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Department’s Knoxville regional office, located on the third floor of 7175 Strawberry Plains Pike.

Similar workshops are taking place in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis and Nashville. 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. Areas of discussion will include business tax, sales and use tax, and tax enforcement 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).

The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. The Department collects about 87 percent of total state revenue. During the 2015 fiscal year, it collected $12.6 billion in state taxes and fees and more than $2.4 billion in taxes and fees for local governments.

To learn more about the Department, visit www.tn.gov/revenue.