News Release

Contact: Micah Grant
For Immediate Release
August 30, 2016
NR 70-16-R

Free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo Comes to Santa Clarita

Sacramento — Current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn how to comply with California's often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member George Runner is sponsoring the event with Congressman Steve Knight, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the City of Santa Clarita, and the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

"Small businesses are a critical part of California's economy," said Member Runner. "Our goal is to help business owners be successful by ensuring they understand California's complicated tax laws."

Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax laws, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from presentations given by representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, Internal Revenue Service, and the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center. Seminar topics include avoiding sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, recordkeeping, forms of ownership, creating a business plan, and social media marketing.

Santa Clarita Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

The Centre
(formerly the Santa Clarita Activities Center)
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Free parking is available.

Registration: 1-888-847-9652 or register online

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

Note: The following PSAs (30-second audio and transcript) and (video) are available for your use.

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