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 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 Indiana Department of Revenue launched the Business Education Outreach Program to help businesses thrive through better taxpayer education earlier in the business formation process. The program offers free tax presentations to Hoosier organizations and the public. The webinar-format and in-person presentations discuss pertinent tax information for new and small businesses, and attendees have the opportunity to have questions answered by an experienced department representative.

View a Webinar

The following presentations are available in webinar-format.

Attend an Event

The department 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 pertinent tax information. The following presentation topics currently are available, but the department will 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

Below is a list of upcoming business outreach education events. For more details, click the event presentation.

Schedule an Event

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.

Contact Us

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

Additional Resources

New and Small Business Education Center
Secretary of State
Indiana Small Business Development Center