April 27, 2000 - Columbus, Ohio
- "Something for Everyone"
Business questions; Governments answers at unique
meeting. It’s a first-of-a-kind offer Ohio businesses may find
hard to refuse. On Friday, May
19th in Columbus, the Ohio Department of
Taxation is partnering with the IRS and numerous other
federal, state, and local government agencies, in sponsorship
of a daylong, educational conference for new, existing or
This new Joint Conference for Ohio Employers
is bringing together ten agencies to offer "One-Stop Service"
and answers to virtually any question an employer might have
about taxes, labor law or potential government assistance.
Ohio Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino says the information
available at the conference can benefit anyone in business,
"Those new to business obviously face some considerable
compliance issues. This conference offers tremendous
resources to help organize that aspect of doing business.
Beyond that, I believe there’s also value for existing
employers in keeping up with laws and regulations that are
constantly changing. There really will be something for
The conference, which runs from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30
p.m., will feature panel presentations from the
participating agencies on a variety of topics (see
below). The agencies will also have specialists on hand
to answer individual questions. IRS Taxpayer Education
Coordinator, Bobbie Ackley, says the goal is to leave no
question unanswered, "This conference will give employers a
good overall picture of the requirements they face but we
also want it to be interactive. If we can’t get an employer’s
questions answered at the conference, we’ll track down the
answer afterward and get back to them."
The conference is free and will be at the
Ohio Department of Transportation building/Auditorium, 1980
West Broad Street in Columbus. To register, employers can
call the IRS at 513/263-4773, or visit the IRS (www.irs.gov see
‘Small Business Corner’) or Ohio Department of Taxation
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(For more information, contact Bobbie Ackley, IRS, Taxpayer
Coordinator at 513/263-3942 or Gary Gudmundson,
Director, Ohio Department of Taxation at 614/644-6903.)
CONFERENCE FOR OHIO EMPLOYERS
Participating Agencies / Issues
- Payroll tax requirements – Employment tax issues –
Employee v. Independent Contractor – Employer sponsored
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
How to register for Withholding Taxes – Forms –
Thresholds – Filing dates – Taxpayer assistance.
OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS COMPENSATION
Overview of Workers compensation system.
OHIO BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Job services – Unemployment taxes.
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT /
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
Business management consulting and counseling
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR / WAGE & HOUR
Minimum wage – Overtime – Child Labor Laws – Family
Medical Leave Act.
(U.S.) SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Loans and programs for growing businesses.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Wage reporting – Work history verification – SSN
verification – Hiring disabled employees.
CITY OF COLUMBUS
Overview of city tax issues for employers.