Help for Small Business Owners

NR# 33-C
Date: August 30, 2002
Customer & Taxpayer Services Division

Help for Small Business Owners

Are you a business owner who is feeling overwhelmed by tax laws and reporting requirements? Perhaps you're unsure if you can claim exemptions, or maybe you just need help recovering funds from a bad check someone passed on to you. Well, help is on the way. 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 San Gabriel Valley area small business owners.

Here's your chance to attend a variety of free seminars and talk to the experts. 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 your questions. If you are a small business owner, you won't want to miss this.

Date: Friday, September 13, 2002
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place:  Radisson Hotel San Gabriel Valley
14635 Baldwin Park Towne Center
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Registration for the small business fair will begin at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks byMr. Chiang at 9:00 a.m. 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
  • Resources for Business Success
  • Know Your Rights: Problem Resolution
  • Business Property Taxes

For more information or to obtain a brochure, please call (626) 480-8226; or visit the BOE web site at and click on Free Seminars under the "Featured Links" column on the right-hand side of the home page.