Events

Many opportunities across the state exist for potential entrepreneurs and existing business owners to attend events focused on small business development.

ADOR's B.E.S.T. Seminar

The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) is providing a newly updated business seminar program for new and existing business owners called “Business Essentials for State Taxpayers” (B.E.S.T.). We understand that the state’s tax structure and filing requirements can appear complicated and confusing to business owners. The B.E.S.T. seminars, hosted by local ADOR representatives, will provide new and existing business taxpayers with a brief but comprehensive overview of Alabama’s business taxes, tax obligations, the forms required, as well as information on electronic filing and other requirements. In addition, B.E.S.T. seminar attendees will receive handouts and a comprehensive booklet that outlines the various taxes and includes important and useful ADOR phone numbers and website addresses. Bookkeepers and office managers are also invited to attend the B.E.S.T. seminar.

Check the times below to determine which B.E.S.T. seminar would be convenient for you to attend. While there is no charge to attend B.E.S.T. seminars, reservations are required to ensure adequate space is available. The B.E.S.T. seminar is two hours long, plus additional time for questions and answers. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled seminar.

For any questions, please feel free to contact ADOR.

City Date Time Location Make a Reservation
Auburn/Opelika April 27, 2017 10:00 AM Lee County Meeting Center
205 S. 10th Street
Opelika, Al 36801
Marcia Sanders
(334) 887-9549 ext. 221
Auburn/Opelika August 17, 2017 10:00 AM CASIC Building, Room 109
559 Devall Drive
Auburn, Al 36830
Marcia Sanders
(334) 887-9549 ext. 221
Auburn/Opelika October 7, 2017 10:00 AM CASIC Building, Room 109
559 Devall Drive
Auburn, Al 36830
Marcia Sanders
(334) 887-9549 ext. 221
Birmingham March 28, 2017 10:00 AM Jefferson-Shelby Taxpayer Service Center
2020 Valleydale Road, Suite 280
Hoover, AL 35244
(205) 733-2740
Birmingham June 13, 2017 10:00 AM Jefferson-Shelby Taxpayer Service Center
2020 Valleydale Road, Suite 280
Hoover, AL 35244
(205) 733-2740
Birmingham September 12, 2017 10:00 AM Jefferson-Shelby Taxpayer Service Center
2020 Valleydale Road, Suite 280
Hoover, AL 35244
(205) 733-2740
Birmingham December 12, 2017 10:00 AM Jefferson-Shelby Taxpayer Service Center
2020 Valleydale Road, Suite 280
Hoover, AL 35244
(205) 733-2740
Dothan June 8, 2017 1:30 PM Troy University-Dothan Campus
Adams Hall, 2nd Floor
501 University Drive
Dothan, AL
Kathy Clements or
Jennifer Townsend
(334) 793-5803
Dothan September 7, 2017 1:30 PM Troy University-Dothan Campus
Adams Hall, 2nd Floor
501 University Drive
Dothan, AL
Kathy Clements or
Jennifer Townsend
(334) 793-5803
Dothan December 7, 2017 10:00 AM Troy University-Dothan Campus
Adams Hall, 2nd Floor
501 University Drive
Dothan, AL
Kathy Clements or
Jennifer Townsend
(334) 793-5803
Gadsden June 15, 2017 10:00 AM The Gadsden/Etowah County Chamber of Commerce
1 Commerce Square
Gadsden, AL 35901
Fabre Lawrence
(256) 547-0554 ext. 3081
Gadsden September 19, 2017 10:00 AM The Gadsden/Etowah County Chamber of Commerce
1 Commerce Square
Gadsden, AL 35901
Fabre Lawrence
(256) 547-0554 ext. 3081
Gadsden December 14, 2017 10:00 AM The Gadsden/Etowah County Chamber of Commerce
1 Commerce Square
Gadsden, AL 35901
Fabre Lawrence
(256) 547-0554 ext. 3081
Huntsville April 13, 2017 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM Huntsville Taxpayer Service Center
4920 Corporate Drive, Suite H
Huntsville, AL 35805
Marla Parton or
Dicillia Holman
(256) 837-2319 ext.0
Huntsville July 18, 2017 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM Huntsville Taxpayer Service Center
4920 Corporate Drive, Suite H
Huntsville, AL 35805
Marla Parton or
Dicillia Holman
(256) 837-2319 ext.0
Huntsville October 17, 2017 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM Huntsville Taxpayer Service Center
4920 Corporate Drive, Suite H
Huntsville, AL 35805
Marla Parton or
Dicillia Holman
(256) 837-2319 ext.0
Mobile April 6, 2017 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM Mobile Taxpayer Service Center
Bel Air Tower
851 E. I-65 Service Road South
Mobile AL 36606
Jerlean Hudson
(251) 344-4737 ext. 3539
Mobile July, 11, 2017 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM Mobile Taxpayer Service Center
Bel Air Tower
851 E. I-65 Service Road South
Mobile AL 36606
Jerlean Hudson
(251) 344-4737 ext. 3539
Mobile October 5, 2017 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM Mobile Taxpayer Service Center
Bel Air Tower
851 E. I-65 Service Road South
Mobile AL 36606
Jerlean Hudson
(251) 344-4737 ext. 3539
Montgomery April 11, 2017 11:00 AM Montgomery Taxpayer Service Center
2545 Taylor Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
Amanda Turner
(334) 242-2677
Montgomery July 13, 2017 11:00 AM Montgomery Taxpayer Service Center
2545 Taylor Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
Amanda Turner
(334) 242-2677
Montgomery October 19, 2017 11:00 AM Montgomery Taxpayer Service Center
2545 Taylor Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
Amanda Turner
(334) 242-2677
Muscle Shoals May 16, 2017 9:30 AM Shoals Chamber of Commerce
Shoals Center for Business and Economic Development
20 Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630
Jason Jones
(256) 383-4631 ext. 1099
Muscle Shoals August 15, 2017 9:30 AM Shoals Chamber of Commerce
Shoals Center for Business and Economic Development
20 Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630
Jason Jones
(256) 383-4631 ext. 1099
Muscle Shoals November 15, 2017 9:30 AM Shoals Chamber of Commerce
Shoals Center for Business and Economic Development
20 Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630
Jason Jones
(256) 383-4631 ext. 1099
Tuscaloosa May 23, 2017 2:00 PM Tuscaloosa Taxpayer Center
1434 22nd Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Joyce Breland
(205) 759-2571 ext. 6224
Tuscaloosa August 8, 2017 2:00 PM Tuscaloosa Taxpayer Center
1434 22nd Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Joyce Breland
(205) 759-2571 ext. 6224
Tuscaloosa November 14, 2017 2:00 PM Tuscaloosa Taxpayer Center
1434 22nd Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Joyce Breland
(205) 759-2571 ext. 6224

If an adequate number of participants do not register for the seminar, ADOR reserves the right to cancel the seminar. Therefore, check the website for changes to the B.E.S.T. seminar schedule prior to your arrival.

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