Revenue offers free tax workshops throughout Washington state

Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a series of free workshops for new and small business owners throughout the state during 2016.

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.

The workshops are held in various cities throughout the state, including Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Bellevue, Vancouver, Yakima, Port Angeles, Bremerton, the Tri Cities, Olympia, and Federal Way. In addition, Revenue also offers periodic one-hour webinars several times a year.

During the 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. Also, attendees may earn one continuing professional education (CPE) credit. Contact the workshop instructor for details.

To explore the tax workshop schedule, please visit http://dor.wa.gov/Workshops. If you still have questions, contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman at 360-705-6624 or rickst@dor.wa.gov.