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Tax & License Workshops

Free Tax & Licensing Workshops

Are you a Tacoma business owner or tax preparer? Are you thinking of opening a business in Tacoma?  Tacoma's Tax & License team offers a free workshop focusing on Tacoma's Tax & License requirements.


Topics Include:

  • Tax classifications and how they apply to your business
  • Minimum thresholds that apply before filing is required
  • Completing your tax return
  • Online filing for tax returns and license renewals with FileLocal
  • Tacoma's paid sick leave law

Time will be set aside to also answer your specific business tax or licensing questions. 


We look forward to seeing you!  


Workshop Dates & Times


Date & Time





Thursday, July 22, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 PM             

This event will be held virtually through a Zoom meeting. 

If you are not able to attend via Zoom you can email your questions to taxinfo@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 591-5252.  

Online or call

(253) 591-5252

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

10:00 AM - Noon 

Tacoma Municipal Building North
733 Market Street, Room 16
Tacoma, WA 98402

Online or call

(253) 591-5252

Thursday, January 21, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Tacoma Municipal Building
Council Chambers

747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Online or call

(253) 591-5252


Workshop PowerPoint Presentations 

Were you unable to attend one of the workshops or would you like copies of the presentations that were given? Here are links to the workshop presentations by topic.


Business and Occupation Tax


Employment Standards

Licensing Requirements