Business Education Outreach Program

According to the Small Business Administration, 49 percent of businesses fail in the first five years. One factor that can contribute to the failure of new or small businesses is a failure to understand tax obligations.

To address this issue, the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) launched the Business Education Outreach Program. This program is designed to help businesses receive taxpayer education and advice earlier in the business formation process. The program offers free tax presentations to Hoosier organizations. These in-person presentations discuss important tax information for new and small businesses, specialty businesses, tax volunteers, and others and allow attendees the opportunity to have questions answered by an experienced DOR representative.

Schedule an Event

The DOR works with the Indiana CPA Society, Indiana chambers of commerce, Indiana legislators, and other business and community organizations to hold free in-person presentations about taxes. The following presentation topics currently are available, however, the DOR can create custom presentations based on the needs of your organization.

  • Automobile Dealer Tax Seminar
  • Business Tax: Common Errors
  • Convenience Stores and Indiana Taxes
  • Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses
  • Auctioneers and Sales Tax
  • 2018 Tax Update

If you or your organization is interested in hosting a seminar or having a representative speak to your members, please contact Natalie Rodriguez at 317-233-3229. Please contact us at least six weeks before your preferred presentation date. Custom presentations may require additional notice. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis based on speaker availability.

Contact Us

For more information about the Business Outreach Education Program, contact Natalie Rodriguez at 317-233-3229 or

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