Announces Free Sacramento Taxpayer Service Day for Small Business Owner

NR# 34-A
Date: August 30, 2002
Customer & Taxpayer Services Division

Board of Equalization Announces Free Sacramento Taxpayer Service Day for Small Business Owners

The 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 seminar to Sacramento area small businesses. Designed to be a one-stop source of business and tax information for small business owners, these events have been met with exceptional reviews. If you are a small business owner, you won't want to miss this event! You will receive a wealth of information and be given the opportunity to talk to the experts.

Date: Monday, September 16, 2002
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place:  Doubletree Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

Registration for the taxpayer service day will start at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks by Ms. Freda Orendt-Evans, Chief of Field Operations, Sales and Use Tax Department, at 9:00 a.m. The seminar will include general information sessions, as well as specific workshops tailored to suit the needs of business owners.

Some of the topics include:

  • Basic Sales and Use Tax Return Seminar
  • Audits and Appeals
  • Understanding Your Business Property Statement
  • State Income Taxes and Small Businesses
  • Federal and State Payroll Reporting Requirements
  • Employee or Independent Contractor?
  • Know your Rights: Problem Resolution

Many workshops will also be held in Spanish.

Representatives of the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, Internal Revenue Service, and 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 (916) 227-1882; 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.