Free Fair Offered for Los Angeles Small Business Owners - News Release - 2002

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Date: February 1, 2002
Customer & Taxpayer Services Division

Free Fair Offered for Los Angeles Small Business Owners

John Chiang, Chair, State Board of Equalization (BOE), announced today that several federal, state, and local government agencies will team up to offer a free, one-day tax fair to Los Angeles area small businesses. Designed to be a one-stop source of business and tax information for small business owners, these fairs have been met with rave reviews. Business owners receive a wealth of information and are given the opportunity to talk to the experts. If you are a small business owner, you won't want to miss this fair.

Date: Friday, February 22, 2002
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place:  West Los Angeles College
4800 Freshman Drive
Culver City, CA 90230

The Los Angeles tax fair will start at 9:00 a.m. with opening remarks by Mr. Chiang. Assemblymember Paul Koretz, representing the 42nd District, is also scheduled to address the small businesses in attendance. The fair will include general information sessions, as well as workshops tailored to suit the needs of the small business owner.

Topics to be presented include:

  • Sales and Use Tax Preparation/Exemptions
  • Record Keeping
  • Bad Check Enforcement
  • Home-Based Businesses
  • State Income Tax and Small Business
  • Start Your Business Successfully
  • Know Your Rights: Problem Resolution
  • Personal Property Taxes
  • Offers in Compromise

Representatives of the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Development Center, as well as other local, state, and federal agencies will be present to answer taxpayer questions.

For more information or to obtain a brochure, please call 310-342-1080 or visit the BOE web site at