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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 currently are available, but the department will create custom presentations based on your needs. 

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.

Registration details for Tax Amnesty 2015 seminars can be found here.

9/29/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Jasper 
9/30/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Merrillville 
9/30/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Indianapolis 
10/1/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  LaGrange 
10/5/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Cedar Lake 
10/6/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  South Bend 
10/6/15 Automobile Dealer Tax Seminar  Terre Haute 
10/8/15  Automobile Dealer Tax Seminar  Fort Wayne
10/8/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar Merrillville
10/12/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar w/ Senator Mark Messmer Jasper 
10/13/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Michigan City 
10/14/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Fort Wayne 
10/14/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Auburn 
10/14/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Crown Point 
10/15/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Goshen 
10/15/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Kewanna 
10/19/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Anderson 
10/20/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  LaPorte 
10/20/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Walton 
10/21/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Elkhart 
10/21/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Fort Wayne 
10/23/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Goshen 
10/26/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar Rochester 
10/27/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Wheatfield 
10/28/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Crown Point 
10/29/15 Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses  South Bend
11/2/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Mishawaka
11/3/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Lafayette 
11/4/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  Rensselaer 
11/5/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar Valparaiso
11/10/15 Start Strong: Indiana Business Taxes for New and Small Businesses  Muncie
11/10/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar  DeMotte 
11/12/15 Tax Amnesty 2015 Seminar w/ Senator Dennis Kruse Fort Wayne 

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