News Release

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release
October 18, 2016
NR 84-16-M

Recordkeeping Webinar Hosted by Chairwoman Fiona Ma Provides Tips for Businesses

'Keep Your Business on Track' webinar provides helpful tips for businesses

Sacramento – As a business owner, do you need help making sure your recordkeeping is on track? California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairwoman Fiona Ma, CPA is hosting a free webinar, "Keep Your Business on Track, Tips for Accurate Recordkeeping" on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10 a.m.

"Understanding accurate recordkeeping can be a challenge for small businesses," said Chairwoman Ma. "This online webinar will enable individuals to conveniently learn BOE tips about recordkeeping from their computer, laptop, or mobile device."

This webinar is designed to help business owners learn how to keep accurate records, tips for buying a point of sale system, provide helpful information for documenting a resale, and find more information about their industry.

Register online to participate in the webinar. Sign up here for BOE updates and learn more about upcoming webinars in the educational series.

Board Member Fiona Ma, CPA, was elected to the Board of Equalization in November 2014, to represent the Second Equalization District. She represents 9.5 million residents in many of California's coastal counties, from Del Norte to Santa Barbara, including the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Ma served in the California State Assembly from 2006 to 2012, serving as the first Asian woman Assembly Speaker pro Tempore since 1850. While in the Assembly, Ms. Ma focused on improving California, authoring legislation to create jobs and grow the state's economy. As an Executive Board Member of the National Conference of State Legislators, she worked to keep California's economy competitive with other states. Ms. Ma has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California since 1992. For more information, visit

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60 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

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