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Educational seminars

Through a cooperative partnership, DEED, the Minnesota Department of Revenue, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association present employment tax information for small businesses free of charge at workshops which are held at convenient locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area - Upcoming Seminar Schedule.

Topics presented in the Employment Taxes and Employer Responsibilities seminar include: State and Federal Withholding and UI Taxes, Social Security Taxes, State and Federal Labor Standards, Workers' Compensation Insurance Requirements, New Hire Reporting and a presentation on Independent Contractor vs. Employee status.

Customized seminars

We also develop and present customized seminars on unemployment insurance and other employer issues for a variety of industry groups such as: regional HR associations; local chambers of commerce; etc. Call 651-259-7220 for more information.

Other training sources

The Minnesota Small Business Development Centers (a division of DEED) also offer seminars and workshops on various business topics. View a listing of seminars and workshops by regional location.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue also offers a variety of educational sessions on Sales & Use Taxes and related topics. For more information on these workshops, or to register, visit the Starting a Business page on their website.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry offers / coordinates free and low-cost training on Workers' Compensation Insurance issues. For more information, visit their website at:

SCORE provides free business counseling and offers low-cost seminars on a variety of business topics. Perhaps most importantly, experienced counselors offer free, one-on-one, personal confidential counseling on all aspects of small business management from financing to manufacturing to marketing. Stop by their Minnesota Chapter's website for more information on the services that they offer:

The Small Business Administration also offers free and low-cost education geared toward the small business owner. For information about classes they offer throughout Minnesota, see their website at: You may also find value in the information contained in their Minnesota Small Business Resource Guide , as well as small business information available on the BusinessUSA website.

For further informational materials on this subject as well as other business topics, you are also encouraged to contact:

Internal Revenue Service (select Business and then Small Business Self-Employed from the page menus). Call 1-800-829-1040 or 651-312-7823 in the Twin Cities metro area

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (Labor Standards) Call 651-284-5070 or toll free, 1-800-DIAL-DLI (1-800-342-5354)

Minnesota Department of Revenue: Call 651-282-9999 or toll free, 1-800-657-3594

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