Andal Announces Free Bakersfield Taxpayer Service Day for Small Business Owners

NR# 53-A
Date: October 16, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Andal Announces Free Bakersfield Taxpayer Service Day for Small Business Owners

Honorable Dean Andal, Member of 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 Bakersfield 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 rave 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: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place:  Holiday Inn Select
801 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301

The taxpayer service day will start at 9:00 a.m. with opening remarks by Mr. Ray Hirsig, Deputy Director, Sales and Use Tax Department. 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:

  • Sales and Use Tax Return Preparation and Use Tax Exemptions
  • Understanding Your Business Property Statement
  • State Income Taxes and Small Businesses
  • Business License, Tax and Permit Requirements
  • Financing a Small Business
  • Employee or Independent Contractor?
  • Small Business Tax (IRS) Workshop
  • Know your Rights: Problem Resolution

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 (661) 334-3909 or visit our web site at