News Release

Contact: David Duran
For Immediate Release
March 2, 2017
NR 9-17-R

Free Spanish Small Business Seminar and Resource Fair Comes to Fresno

Sacramento – Current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Spanish Small Business Seminar and Resource Fair in Fresno on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair George Runner is sponsoring the event with Mexican Consul David Manuel Preciado Juarez, Senator Tom Berryhill, Assemblyman Jim Patterson, Fresno City Councilmember Steve Brandau, the City of Fresno, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Central California.

"Small businesses are a critical part of California's economy," said Vice Chair Runner. "Our goal is to help business owners be successful by ensuring they understand California's complicated tax laws."

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 in Spanish. Topics include avoiding common sales and use tax problems, forms of ownership, employee versus independent contractor, and social media marketing. Representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Fresno State Small Business Development Center will conduct the presentations and answer questions.

Spanish Small Business Seminar and Resource Fair

Thursday, March 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Mexican Consulate
7435 North Ingram Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

Free parking is available.

Registration: 1-888-847-9652 or register online.

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

Note: These PSAs in Spanish (30-second audio and video) are available for your use.

George Runner represents the State Board of Equalization's First District and is a leading advocate for California taxpayers. Prior to being elected to the BOE, Runner served in the State Legislature where he authored California's Amber Alert and Blue Alert. As a member of the Senate Revenue and Taxation committee, he led the fight against tax increases and supported tax relief for all Californians. A thoughtful conservative, Runner's priorities include improving the economy, business growth, education excellence, and public safety for all Californians.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees, visit the California Tax Service Center.

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