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Indiana Department of Revenue

DOR > Business Tax > New and Small Business Education Center > Business Outreach Education Program Business Outreach Education Program

According to the Small Business Administration, 49 percent of businesses fail in the first five years. One factor that can contribute to business failure is failing to understand taxes. When new and small Hoosier businesses have difficulty with taxes it is due to not understanding Indiana regulations regarding filing and paying taxes in Indiana.

To address this issue, the department created a business education outreach program with the goal to help businesses thrive through better taxpayer education earlier in the business formation process. The program offers FREE business tax presentations to Hoosier organizations and the public. The presentations discuss pertinent tax information for new and small businesses, and attendees have the opportunity to have questions answered by an experienced department representative.


The department has worked with the Indiana CPA Society, Indiana chambers of commerce, and other business organizations to hold free seminars about essential business taxes, including sales tax and income tax withholding. These presentations have a direct impact on members and communities. The following presentations are currently available, but the department will create custom presentations based on your needs.

  • Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses
  • Business Tax: Common Errors
  • Hotel Transactions
  • Convenience Store Tax Requirements
  • Car Dealership Requirements

Schedule an Event

If you or your organization is interested in hosting a seminar or having a representative speak to your members, please contact the department at (317) 234-8587.

Attend an Event

Below is a list of upcoming business outreach education events. For more details, click the event presentation.

5/21/15 Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses Rensselaer 
5/21/15 Convenience Store Tax Seminar  Bloomington
5/21/15 Convenience Store Tax Seminar  Kokomo 
6/4/15 Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses  Daviess County 
6/9/15 Convenience Store Tax Seminar Lafayette
6/15/15 Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses  Evansville 
6/18/15 Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses  Columbus
6/18/15 Convenience Store Tax Seminar  Merrillville 
6/18/15 Convenience Store Tax Seminar  Muncie
6/25/15 Convenience Store Tax Seminar  South Bend
6/25/15  Convenience Store Tax Seminar  Terre Haute

Contact Us

Contact the department about the business outreach education program at (317) 234-8587 or

Additional Resources

New and Small Business Education Center
Secretary of State
Indiana Small Business Development Center
Information for Convenience Store and Gas Station Owners