News Release

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release
May 5, 2017
NR 22-17-G

Free Small Business Tax Seminar for Winemakers Comes to Galt

Sacramento РWinemakers, winegrowers, and others in the wine industry who would like to learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo for Winemakers in Galt on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair George Runner and Member Fiona Ma, CPA, are sponsoring the event with Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblymember Jim Cooper, the City of Galt, and the Galt District Chamber of Commerce.

"The wine industry is a large part of California's economy," said Vice Chair Runner. "California is the fourth-largest wine producer in the world. Our goal is to help those in the industry be successful by ensuring they understand California's complicated tax laws."

"California is America's number one wine state, producing 85 percent of the production in the United States," said Board Member Fiona Ma. "The BOE has helpful resources to help the industry understand how taxes, fees, and possible exemptions may apply to their business."

Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax issues, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from informative presentations. Topics include avoiding common sales and use tax problems, applicable excise taxes, employee versus independent contractor, taking advantage of tax exemptions, and understanding restaurant and alcohol taxes. Representatives from the BOE and Employment Development Department will conduct presentations and answer questions.

Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo for Winemakers

Thursday, May 18, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Littleton Community Center
410 Civic Drive
Galt, CA 95632

1-888-847-9652 or Register online

Learn more about a variety of other BOE in-person classes and online seminars.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.