CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 4, 2002
Small Business Center Offers Seminars On Taxes, QuickBooks
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center
(SBDC) is offering a small business tax series starting Jan. 8 through Jan.
29, and a seminar on using "QuickBooks for Small Business" software
Don Burr from the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance will present the
small business tax series, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 8 with a session on
"Sales, Use and Local Option Taxes." The series continues on Tuesday
evenings and includes "Business Expenses and Deductions" on Tuesday,
Jan 15, "Reporting Sole Proprietor Income" on Tuesday, Jan. 22,
and "Payroll and Employment Taxes" on Tuesday, Jan. 29. An additional
sales tax seminar is planned Wednesday, Jan. 16 for those in the construction
or related businesses.
Attendees may attend all or any of the seminars, which are $20 each. Each
session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room S401 of the Pappajohn Business
Building, located at Jefferson and Clinton Streets in Iowa City.
The SBDC and Clifton Gunderson, P.L.C. certified public accountants are
offering a hands-on workshop Thursday, Jan. 17 about the QuickBooks for Small
Business accounting software program.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in Room C231,
a computer lab in the Pappajohn Business Building. Cost for the workshop is
$125; seating is limited.
Participants will be shown how to create and customize forms, financial
reports and account charts using the software, which can also be used to set
up vendor, inventory and customer lists. Small businesses can use QuickBooks
as a payroll processing system to issue checks and create tax forms.
To register for the tax series or the QuickBooks seminar, call the UI Small
Business Development Center at (319) 335-3742.