News Release

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release
April 28, 2016
NR 45-16-H

Celebrate National Small Business Week at a Free Business Resource Seminar in Carson

Carson – Los Angeles area business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals who would like to start a business can celebrate National Small Business Week at a free Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo in Carson on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

"During National Small Business Week, our goal is to provide resources to help small business owners succeed," said California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton. "If you are interested in growing your business and capitalizing on state, local, and federal resources, I highly recommend that you attend the Carson Business Resource Seminar."

Horton is sponsoring the event with State Senator Isadore Hall III, State Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, Economic & Workforce Development Department General Manager Jan Perry, City of Carson, and the Carson Chamber of Commerce.

Although National Small Business Week, hosted by the United States Small Business Administration, runs May 1 through 7, the BOE has seminars and classes year round to help entrepreneurs realize their business dreams. The seminar will provide assistance for a variety of businesses, from restaurants and auto-repair garages to convenience stores and construction contractors, and attendees will receive assistance on complying with state and federal tax laws.

The broad range of topics covered during the seminar include: simplifying sales and use tax for your business, recordkeeping, tips for business success, and forms of ownership. Representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service will conduct the presentations and answer questions.

Carson Business Resource Seminar and Expo

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center
801 East Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745

Free parking is available.


1-888-847-9652 or online

Learn more about a variety of other BOE in-person classes and online seminars.

Re-elected in 2014, Member Jerome E. Horton is the Third District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 9.5 million residents in Los Angeles, a portion of San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. He was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 2010. Member Horton also serves as the Board of Equalization's Property Tax Committee Chair. He is the first to serve on the Board of Equalization with more than 21 years of experience at the BOE. Horton previously served as an Assembly Member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2006.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit the California Tax Service Center.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.