Runner To Hold Telephone Townhall for Grocers

georgerunnerheadBy Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone townhall for California’s grocers on Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. The free event, co-hosted by the California Grocers Association, will provide information on tax issues specific to the grocery and convenience store industry.

“Being successful in California’s highly competitive grocery industry is a clear challenge and part of that challenge is dealing with taxes,” said Runner. “My goal is to help grocers and convenience store owners understand California’s complicated tax laws. As their elected taxpayer advocate, I want to hear their concerns and answer their questions.”

Those wishing to participate may register online at or by calling 916-324-4970.

Individuals who pre-register will receive a telephone call at the start of the event inviting them to connect to the townhall.

The townhall will address topics important to the grocery industry, including taxable and nontaxable sales, pharmacy and drug store sales and inventory and record keeping.

Further information on these and other relevant tax issues is available at

Elected in November 2010, George Runner represents more than nine million Californians as a member of the State Board of Equalization. For more information, visit

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