News Release

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
1-916-327-8988
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2017
NR 24-17-G

Free Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo Comes to Chico

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 Tax Seminar and Resource Expo in Chico on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair George Runner is sponsoring the event with BOE Member Fiona Ma, Senator Jim Nielsen, Assemblyman James Gallagher, the City of Chico, and the Chico Chamber of Commerce.

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

"Running a small business is a challenging task," said Board Member Fiona Ma. "Small business seminars like this one in Chico provide help to small business owners looking to successfully navigate California's complex tax laws."

Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax issues, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from informative presentations. Topics include avoiding common sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, target marketing for your business, and forms of ownership. Representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Butte College Small Business Development Center will conduct presentations and answer questions.

Event: Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Place: California State University, Chico
Colusa Hall 100A
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929

$5 campus parking fee required.

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

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


The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.

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.