News Release

Contact: David Duran
For Immediate Release
July 20, 2016
NR 62-16-R

Free Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo for Veterans Comes to Rancho Cordova

Sacramento — Veterans who own a business or would like to start one are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo in Rancho Cordova on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Attendees will learn how to comply with California's often complex tax laws.

California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member George Runner is sponsoring the event with State Senators Tom Berryhill and Jim Nielsen, State Assemblyman Ken Cooley, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), the City of Rancho Cordova, and the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce.

"We honor our veterans for their service and sacrifice," said Member Runner. "It's the least we can do to help them be successful in business by ensuring they're aware of available tax benefits and resources."

Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax laws, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from the informative presentations. Topics include veterans' property tax exemptions, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, forms of ownership, CalVet services, and marketing and social media for veterans. Representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, CalVet, Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development (Go-Biz), and California Capital Women's Business Center – featuring Melissa Washington from the Women Veterans Alliance – will conduct the presentations and answer questions.

Exhibitors include the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance Veterans Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Veterans (AMVETS), Department of Child Social Services, Department of General Services, American Legion Post 709, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and Volunteers of America.

Rancho Cordova Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo for Veterans

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Rancho Cordova City Hall
729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Free parking is available.

Registration: 1-888-847-9652 or online

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

George Runner represents the State Board of Equalization's First District and is a leading advocate for California taxpayers. Prior to being elected to the BOE, Runner served in the State Legislature where he authored California's Amber Alert and Blue Alert. As a member of the Senate Revenue and Taxation committee, he led the fight against tax increases and supported tax relief for all Californians. A thoughtful conservative, Runner's priorities include improving the economy, business growth, education excellence, and public safety for all Californians.

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, 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