Seminar Schedule

Virtual Seminars

In-Person Seminars

Small Business Fairs – A free seminar for small business owners put on by several tax agencies to assist with tax aspects of your business. Talk to experts from the Board of Equalization, Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board and Employment Development Department.

Nonprofit Seminars – Free seminars to discuss tax laws, exemptions, and reporting requirements as they apply to non-profit or exempt organizations.

Sales and Use Tax Classes Available – These instructor led classes assist taxpayers in the following areas: preparing a sales and use tax return; supporting and reporting exempt sales; using a resale certificate; determining what is taxable and non-taxable labor; and maintaining adequate records. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own sales and use tax return along with any documentation pertaining to that return period.

Cigarette/Tobacco Product Classes – Free classes for sellers of cigarette and tobacco products. Discussion will cover license requirements, help prepare you for the Board's inspection, avoid penalties, and answer your questions about California's cigarette and tobacco tax laws.

Restaurant Seminars – A free seminar for restaurant owners to assist with many aspects of your business. Talk to experts from the Board of Equalization, Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department and more.

Women Entrepreneur Seminars– The California State Board of Equalization offers free business/tax seminars for emerging entrepreneurs as well as women who are already operating their own small businesses: First-time Women Entrepreneur Seminars, Women Financial Seminars and Advanced Women Entrepreneur Seminars. These events are designed for women of all ages, backgrounds, and financial means ready to equip themselves with the tools to help them succeed in business.

Practitioner Seminars - The Practitioners Seminars give you, the tax practitioners, an opportunity to hear directly from representatives from the IRS, BOE, FTB and EDD regarding compliance policies and procedures that affect you and your clients.

Small Business Tax Forum - The free "Getting It Right" tax forum for small business owners. The forum is put on by several tax agencies to help small businesses start, grow and succeed! Talk to experts from the Board of Equalization, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Small Business Administration, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department and Social Security Administration.

SCORE Government Regulations Workshop - Learn directly from the government agencies about laws and regulations that may affect your small businesses. In this workshop, representatives from these agencies will explain the regulations most applicable to small businesses, new laws & regulations, how to stay in compliance to them; and avoid common mistakes.