Workshop offered to new local businesses

Published 9:30pm Monday, February 11, 2013

Local business owners in Selma, especially small business owners, could benefit from a free tax workshop provided by the Alabama Department of Revenue.

The workshop, which will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, will give owners first-hand knowledge of what is expected of them during tax season.

“This will give business owners an opportunity to meet revenue representatives face to face and they will have an opportunity to ask any questions that they may have regarding their state tax filing responsibilities or state tax reporting responsibilities,” said Carla Snellgrove, public information officer for the department. “Basically it’s just important especially for smaller businesses to know exactly what is required of them.”

The workshop is free of charge and these workshops are planned for various locations all across the state. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Wallace Community College in the Hank Sanders Building, Room 105 on Earl Goodwin Parkway. A variety of topics will be covered such as employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, business licensing requirements, and Alabama’s child labor law. There will also be an overview of state tax electronic filing programs.

Snellgrove said it is important for a business to know what is required of them, if they have employees or are going to be making retail sales.

“[The workshop] will also go over the electronic filing requirements and the different assistance that is available to them,” Snellgrove said. “Basically just to make sure that they are aware of all of the tax reporting responsibilities up front, rather than starting their business and then discovering several months into the process, or even a year later, that they may not have met all of their reporting responsibilities.”

For more information visit www.revenue.alabama.

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