Free Fair Offered for Van Nuys Small Business Owners

NR# 47-C
Date: October 3, 2001
Customer & Taxpayer Service Division

Free Fair Offered for Van Nuys 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 Van Nuys 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: Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place:  Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

The Van Nuys Small Business Fair will start at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks by Mr. Chiang. Council Member Frank Quintero, representing the City of Glendale, 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:

  • How to Prepare a Sales Tax Return
  • State Income Tax and Small Business
  • Home Based Business, IRS
  • Bad Check Restitution Program
  • EDD Reporting Requirements
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor
  • Basic I-9 Requirements (Immigration)
  • Know Your Rights: Problem Resolution
  • 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 (818) 901-5690 or visit the BOE web site at