Parrish Announces Free Seminar for Small Business Owners - News Release - 2002

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Date: February 21, 2002
Customer & Taxpayer Services Division

Parrish Announces Free Seminar for Small Business Owners

Claude Parrish, Member, State Board of Equalization (BOE), is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Long Beach/South Bay Small Business Tax Day, which will be held on Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Long Beach Convention Center. This event is designed to be a one-stop source of business and tax information for small business owners.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the convention center located at 100 South Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Free parking will be provided. Opening remarks will be at 9:00 a.m. by Mr. Parrish and by the Honorable Beverly O'Neill, Mayor, City of Long Beach.

The participating government agencies will have representatives on hand to answer your questions. The opening session will be followed by workshops tailored to meet the needs of the small business owner. Five workshops will be offered in Spanish. Agency representatives will be staffing information booths to answer specific questions. The City of Long Beach is sponsoring the event.

The following agencies will be participating: Internal Revenue Service; Franchise Tax Board; Employment Development Department; State Board of Equalization; Immigration and Naturalization Service; Los Angeles County Assessors Office; Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office; Small Business Development Center; Social Security Administration; U.S. Department of Labor; Department of Industrial Relations; Center for International Trade Development; City of Long Beach Economic Development Center; and Taxpayer Rights Advocates Office.

Among the 16 workshops to be presented, topics include:

  • Independent Contractor or Employer
  • Preparing a Sales and Use Tax Return
  • INS Requirements for Small Business
  • How to Start Your Own Business
  • IRS Employment Tax Responsibilities
  • Social Security Reporting
  • Compliance with Federal Wage and Hour Laws

For registration or to obtain a brochure, please call 310-516-4330; or, visit the BOE website at and click on Free Seminars under the "Featured Links" column on the right-hand side of the home page.