Release: Sept. 3, 2002
New business owners and the owners of small businesses have an opportunity
to learn about taxes at a series of seminars being held during September and
October. The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center has arranged
the series featuring Don Burr from the Iowa Department of Revenue.
-- "Sales, Use and Local Option Taxes" is 6 to 7:30 p.m.
on Sept. 9 in Room S401, the Tenneco Colloquium of the John Pappajohn Business
Building (PBB). The fee is $25. Participants will learn the difference between
sales taxes and use taxes. The discussion will cover the different types
of tax permits issued in Iowa, which items are taxable and which are exempt,
who pays tax and collects taxes, and how to complete tax forms.
-- "Construction Contractors" will be presented from
6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 in Room S401 PBB, the Tenneco Colloquium. This
seminar is designed exclusively for construction or construction-related
businesses. The seminar will cover paying and collecting sales taxes, making
exempt purchases, and working for non-profit and government organizations.
-- "Lawn Care and Landscapers" is from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
on Sept. 23 in Room S401 PBB, the Tenneco Colloquium. The fee is $25. In
this seminar, owners of lawn care and landscaping businesses will learn
when and when not to pay sales tax on materials, how to purchase for resale,
and how to report and remit taxes. The seminar also covers proper billing
-- "A Small Business Tax Series" will run 6 to 7:30 p.m.
on four consecutive Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28 in Room S401 PBB, the
Tenneco Colloquium. The fee is $25 each or all four for $75. In addition
to examining sales, use, payroll, employment and local option taxes, the
series covers business expenses and deductions and the reporting of sole
Class sizes are limited. To register, contact the UI SBDC at (319) 335-3742
or email firstname.lastname@example.org