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Small Business Fair Schedule

Our state and federal tax agencies collaborated to offer free small business seminars to assist with tax aspects of your business. Talk to experts from the Board of Equalization (BOE), IRS, FTB, and Employment Development Department (EDD).

The following three fairs are scheduled and open for registration:

Small Business Seminars

Date Location Time/Schedule Phone Number/ Reservation

March 5, 2009

East San Gabriel Valley
Japanese Community Center
1203 West Puente Ave.
West Covina, CA  91790

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (8:30 check-in)

Call 1.888.847.9652
Register Now

March 10, 2009

Holiday Inn, Costa Mesa
3131 S. Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (8:30 check-in)

Call 1.888.847.9652
Register Now

April 7, 2009

Handlery Hotel and Resort
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego CA  92108

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (8:30 check-in)

Call 1.888.847.9652
Register Now


The following small business fairs are tentatively scheduled with BOE:

5/06/09 - Small Business Fair in Ventura.
5/12/09 - Small Business Fair in Huntington Beach.
5/14/09 - Small Business Fair in Sunnyvale.
5/21/09 - Small Business Fair in Lake Tahoe.

For more specific informational seminars and classes that pertain to your business, check out the following offered on BOE’s website:

Nonprofit Seminars – BOE offers free seminars to discuss tax laws, exemptions, and reporting requirements as they apply to nonprofit or exempt organizations.

Sales and use tax classes available:

  • Basic Sales and Use Tax.
  • Sale and Use Tax Return Preparation.
  • Online Tutorial in Basic Sales Tax.

Cigarette/Tobacco Product Classes – Free classes for sellers of cigarette and tobacco products. Discussion covers license requirements, preparing you for the Board's inspection, avoiding penalties, and answering questions about California's cigarette and tobacco tax laws.

e-file/e-services Workshop (for Tax Professionals) – FTB, IRS, EDD, and BOE are holding their free annual e-file workshops and exhibits to bring you the latest information and assistance.

Restaurant Seminars – A free seminar for restaurant owners to assist with many aspects of your business. Talk to experts from BOE, IRS, FTB, EDD, and others.

Women Entrepreneur Seminars – BOE 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 to equip themselves with the tools to help them succeed in business.

Practitioner Seminars - The 2009 Practitioners Seminars give tax practitioners an opportunity to hear directly from representatives from IRS, BOE, FTB, and EDD regarding compliance policies and procedures that affect you and your clients.