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Department of Revenue to Offer Free Tax Workshops for New Businesses in November

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 03:17pm

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Revenue will be holding a series of free, in-person tax workshops for new businesses in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in November. Details on the bi-monthly workshops are below.

Chattanooga: November 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET at the Department's Chattanooga regional office, located at 1301 Riverfront Parkway, Suite 2.250.

Johnson City: November 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET at the Department's Johnson City regional office, located at 204 High Point Drive.

Knoxville: November 15, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Department's Knoxville regional office, at 7175 Strawberry Plains Pike. The workshops will be held on the third floor.

Memphis: November 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT at the Renaissance Business Center, located at 555 Beale Street. The workshop will be held in the Memphis Training Room.

Nashville: November 15, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT at the Department's Andrew Jackson State Office Building location at 500 Deaderick Street. The workshop will be held in the Hearing Room (G.201) on the ground 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. Areas of discussion will include business tax, sales and use tax and collection 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).  You may also find more information about the workshops here.

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 2017 fiscal year, it collected $13.9 billion in state taxes and fees and more than $2.7 billion in taxes and fees for local governments. To learn more about the Department, visit