Seminar focuses on small business tax laws

The state Board of Equalization is offering a free tax seminar Tuesday in Stockton to individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who want to learn more about complying with California’s tax laws.

“Small businesses are critical to the economic health of our state,” said BOE member George Runner. “Our goal is to help business owners be successful by ensuring they understand California’s complicated tax laws.”

The seminar takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Suite 100, in Stockton. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. To register, call 1 (888) 847-9652.

Topics include avoiding sales and use tax problems, forms of ownership, loan programs and services and marketing your business. Presenters include representatives of the BOE, the Franchise Tax Board, the Small Business Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.