Utah Small Business Workshop Program

Utah Small Business Workshop Program

Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, Utah Small Business Development Centers and The Utah State Tax Commission

Employment Tax Workshops  –  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Room: MCPC 333, November 17, 2016

This workshop discusses all aspects of employment issues associated with your business.  Tax, Unemployment, Worker Compensation, Insurance and other topics.

Choosing A Business Entity Workshop – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Room: MCPC 11, November 10, 2016

This workshop discusses the different business types that a new business can choose from.  It also discusses legal ramifications of each.

Tax Implications – LLC and S-Corporations Workshop  –  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Room: MCPC 110, November 3, 2016

This workshop discusses the tax and practical implications between an LLC and an S-Corporation.

All Workshops are held at the Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus.  9690 S 300 W.  Sandy, UT 84070.  

Registration: (801) 957-5200. Online at www.spedregistration.com or www.utahsbdc.org

For more information visit: www.slcc.edu/slsbdc

Utah State Tax Commission Sales Tax Workshops – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Room 1026

This workshop helps new business owners understand the basics of Utah’s sales and use tax, including:

  • Licensing requirements
  • Tax rates
  • Filing returns
  • Remitting tax
  • The basics of what is taxable versus what is exempt

All workshops are held at the Utah State Tax Commission.  240 N 1950 W Salt Lake City, UT  84134

Registration: (801) 297-6225 or Email: taxtraining@utah.gov

IRS Updates & News Releases:

Did you know? One of the best ways to get information is by visiting the IRS Small Business Tax Center where you can learn everything from how to get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online to how to best navigate an audit.

Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) Issues Annual Report for 2016


The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) issued its annual report for 2016 to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on new and continuing issues in tax administration. The report includes recommendations involving the penalty abatement process, the Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, and the use of Frequently Asked Questions on the IRS website.

IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn of Fake Tax Bills


The IRS and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS has received numerous reports around the country of scammers sending a fraudulent version of CP2000 notices for tax year 2015. Generally, the scam involves an email that includes the fake CP2000 as an attachment.

Note: See also SETT-2016-13, Beware of Fake IRS Tax Bill Notices

New Private Debt Collection Program to Begin Next Spring; IRS to Contract with Four Agencies; Taxpayer Rights Protected


The Internal Revenue Service announced that it plans to begin private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts next spring and has selected four contractors to implement the new program. The new program, authorized under a federal law enacted by Congress last December, enables these designated contractors to collect, on the government’s behalf, outstanding inactive tax receivables. As a condition of receiving a contract, these agencies must respect taxpayer rights including, among other things, abiding by the consumer protection provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

IRS Now Accepting ITIN Renewal Applications; Taxpayers Encouraged to Act Soon to Avoid Processing Delays in 2017


The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers affected by recent changes involving the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program that they can now begin submitting their ITIN renewal applications to the IRS.

Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 passed by Congress and signed into law last year, any ITIN not used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years will no longer be valid for use on a tax return as of Jan. 1, 2017. If a taxpayer has an ITIN that is scheduled to expire and needs to file a tax return, it’s important not to delay. By submitting the application package in the next few weeks ITIN taxpayers may avoid unnecessary delays and allow for smoother and faster processing. As part of this effort, the IRS has embarked on a wider education effort to share information with ITIN holders. To help taxpayers, the IRS has prepared a variety of informational materials, including flyers and fact sheets, available in several languages on IRS.gov. In addition to English and Spanish, materials are available in Chinese, Korean, Haitian Creole, Russian and Vietnamese.

In 2017, Some Tax Benefits Increase Slightly Due to Inflation Adjustments, Others Are Unchanged


The Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2017 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2016-55 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax year 2017 adjustments generally are used on tax returns filed in 2018.

IRS Advises Taxpayers to Prepare for Hurricanes, Floods and Other Natural Disasters


The Internal Revenue Service offers advice to taxpayers who may be affected by storms or other natural disasters. The IRS also reminded taxpayers that the agency is here to help including offering a special toll-free number to taxpayers in federally-declared disaster areas, staffed with IRS specialists trained to handle disaster-related issues.

IRS YouTube Videos – Preparing for Disasters: English | Spanish | ASL

Tax Tips


Beware of Fake IRS Tax Bill Notices

IRS Grants Tax Relief Extension to Drought-Stricken Farmers, Ranchers; 37 States and Puerto Rico Affected

Health Care Tax Tips


ACA and Employers: Terms to Know about Offers of Health Coverage

IRS.gov has Information You Need to Understand the Health Care Law’s Effect on Your Taxes

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace


The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace helps small businesses provide health coverage to their employees. The SHOP Marketplace is open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). This includes non-profit organizations. You can enroll in SHOP any time of year – there’s no restricted enrollment period. For more information, visit HealthCare.gov.

The Affordable Care Act and Employers
Information on Key Tax Provisions Affecting Employers

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