Parrish Announces Long Beach/South Bay Small Business Tax Day Scheduled for March 3

NR# 11-P
Date: February 24, 2000
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Parrish Announces Long Beach/South Bay Small Business Tax Day Scheduled for March 3

Claude Parrish, Vice-Chairman, State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced today that several federal, state and local government agencies will team up on Friday, March 3, 2000 to offer a one-day, free tax seminar to Long Beach and South Bay businesses. The seminar is designed to be a one-stop source of business and tax information for small business owners.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center located at 100 South Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Free parking will be provided. Mr. Parrish and the Honorable Beverly O'Neill, Mayor, City of Long Beach, will make opening remarks at 9:30 a.m. The seminar will include general information sessions as well as workshops tailored to suit the needs of the small business owner.

Workshops will be offered during the day. Some of the topics to be covered include: Independent Contractor vs. Employee; Preparing A Sales and Use Tax Return; INS Requirements for Small Businesses; Reporting Requirements for Business Owners; State Income Taxes and the Small Business; and Business/Personal Property Assessments. The day will conclude with the workshop "Know Your Rights - Problem Resolution Process."

Representatives of the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration 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 310-516-4330 or visit our web site at tpsched.htm.