Minnesota Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars

If you live near a state line, please look for tax workshops, meetings and seminars in nearby cities of the bordering state.

Employment Taxes & Employer Responsibilities Seminar

This class, presented by IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue and Unemployment Insurance Tax experts, will give you a guided tour through the maze of state and federal employment tax and other reporting requirements.

Seminar topics covered include:

  • In-Depth Discussions of:
    • Worker Status: Who’s an “Independent Contractor” and who’s not
    • Tax Withholding and Deposit rules
    • Quarterly and Annual Report Filing Requirements
    • Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Assignment & Wage Reporting
  • Overviews of:
    • Labor Standards (“Wage & Hour”)
    • Worker's Compensation Insurance
    • The New Hire Reporting Rules
    • Department of Homeland Security (formerly INS) Requirements

Registration: Visit the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance website; Contact: Gary Johnson; Phone: 651-259-7220; Email: deed.tax@state.mn.us
Sponsored by: Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership

Starting a Business

Tax workshops are now offered in coordination with our partnering organizations. Learn business basics through presentations given by SCORE mentors, Small Business Development Center instructors, and business professionals. IRS Stakeholder Liaison provides small business materials.

These seminars take a realistic look at whether you are ready to be an entrepreneur and the basic steps to get started. Topics include:

  • Myths about entrepreneurship
  • Feasibility
  • Importance of a business plan
  • Business financing
  • Basic legal requirements for start-up
  • Resources available

For more information, contact the agencies listed below.


Registration: Visit the South Metro SCORE website; Contact: Chapter Chair; Phone: 952-890-7020; Email: SouthMETRO@SCORE-MN.org
Sponsored By: South Metro SCORE


Registration: Visit the UMD Center for Economic Development website. Phone: 218-726-7298; Email: umdced@d.umn.edu.
Sponsored By: UMD Center for Economic Development (Northeast MN SBDC)


Registration: Visit the South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center website. Phone: 507-389-8875
Sponsored By: South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center


Registration: Visit the Minneapolis SCORE website; Contact: Chapter Chair; Phone: 952-938-4570; Email: minneapolis@score-mn.org
Sponsored By: Minneapolis SCORE


Registration: Visit the St. Paul SCORE website; Contact: Chapter Chair; Phone: 651-632-8937; Email: stpaul@scorevolunteer.org
Sponsored By: St. Paul SCORE


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