News Release

Contact: Francis Taylor
For Immediate Release
August 2, 2016
NR 66-16-H

Free Business Resource Seminar and Expo Comes to Norwalk

Sacramento – Strategies for success in today's economy will be one of the featured topics at a free business resource seminar and expo at Norwalk City Hall on Wednesday, August 17. The seminar will also offer a variety of approaches and techniques that can help position businesses in Norwalk and the surrounding area for success, capitalize on billions of dollars in tax credits, and minimize the frustration of taxation.

Jerome E. Horton, Member, Third District, California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will host the event in collaboration with U.S. Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez, State Senator Tony Mendoza, State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, and Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang. The City of Norwalk and the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the event.

Representatives from the BOE, the Employment Development Department, the Franchise Tax Board, Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration, and the Small Business Development Center will be available to answer questions on topics such as basic sales and use tax, forms of ownership, and recordkeeping.

"My goals are to help California businesses capitalize on available tax credits and offer strategies and solutions that will help local businesses thrive domestically and internationally," Horton said.

The seminar will be held Wednesday, August 17, from 8:15 12:30 p.m. at Norwalk City Hall Council Chambers, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, in Norwalk. Check in begins at 8 a.m.

Parking will be free with validation. Those interested in attending are invited to register online or by calling toll-free 1-888-847-9652.

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.