Department of Revenue offers tax workshop Feb. 11. in Tacoma

Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report.

Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners in Tacoma on Feb. 11, 2015.

Call 253-382-2000 or go online to register on Revenue’s workshop and education page (http://dor.wa.gov/Workshops).

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Revenue’s rules and regulations.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 11

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: Department of Revenue, 3315 S 23rd St., Tacoma

Contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman with any questions about the workshop: 360-705-6624 or rickst@dor.wa.gov.

Revenue offers several ways for businesses to learn about taxes: view a complete schedule of workshops offered statewide (http://dor.wa.gov/Workshops) or watch a short streaming video version (http://dor.wa.gov/NBOvideo) of the workshop available on Revenue’s website.

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