Free Fair Offered For San Gabriel Valley Small Business Owners

NR# 37-C
September 7, 2001
Customer & Taxpayer Service Division

Free Fair Offered For San Gabriel Valley Small Business Owners

John Chiang, Vice 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 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: Saturday, September 22, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place:  Radisson Hotel San Gabriel Valley
14635 Baldwin Park Towne Center
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

The San Gabriel Valley Small Business Fair will start at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks by Mr. Chiang at 9:00 a.m. Congressmember Grace Napolitano, representing the 34th 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:
  • Home-Based Businesses
  • Record Keeping
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Bad Check Enforcement
  • City Business Licenses
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Income and Sales Tax
  • I-9 Process (Immigration)
  • Know Your Rights: Problem Resolution
  • Personal Property Taxes
  • Business Filings Overview
  • 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 (626) 480-8226 or visit the BOE web site at