Small business tax seminars sponsored by CDTFA: Register now February 2020 Tax News

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) began sponsoring Small Business Tax Seminars that are held throughout the state. These informative, half-day seminars feature representatives and experts from many of California's State Agencies, such as the CDTFA, Employment Development Department (EDD), the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).  Representatives from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) may also attend depending on availability.

At these education and outreach events, small business owners and tax professionals can get up-to-date information about compliance issues, filing requirements, and changes in tax laws.  Questions about specific tax related issues are also answered and contacts can be made with these agencies for future issues or concerns. Presentations may include avoiding common sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, common forms of business ownership, better business through keeping better records, and more.

These seminars are free to attend and are an important part of the State of California’s Education and Outreach efforts. The CDTFA has made it easy to register and find a small business seminar that is near you. For a list of upcoming events and its location, please visit the CDTFA seminar webpage.  Here you can find a seminar that interests you, find important information about the event, and then, conveniently, register online for it.  There is also an Events Calendar tab which puts all scheduled events in an easy-to-read calendar format with the same access to information and ability to register.  Please take advantage of this great resource.