Small Business Tax Seminar Comes to Ridgecrest


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – Business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals who would like to start a business and learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free small business tax seminar in Ridgecrest on Friday, March 20, 2015.

California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair George Runner is sponsoring this event with Senator Jean Fuller, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce and Cal State Bakersfield’s Small Business Development Center.

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

Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax laws, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from the informative presentations. Topics include avoiding common sales and use tax problems, record keeping, growing businesses, and alternative financing and capital.

Event:             Free Small Business Tax Seminar

Date:               Friday, March 20, 2015

Time:              9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (check-in at 8:30 a.m.)

Place:              Kerr McGee Community Center

                                    100 West California Avenue

Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Registration:  1-888-847-9652 or online

Learn more about a variety of other BOE in-person classes and online seminars.

Elected in November 2010, Vice Chair George Runner represents the State Board of Equalization’s First District. He is a leading advocate for California taxpayers. Runner has worked to improve California’s tax policies and practices and to create and retain more private sector jobs in our state. Prior to his election to the Board, Runner served twelve years in the State Legislature, authoring the well-known California Amber Alert and California’s Blue Alert. As a thoughtful conservative, his legislative priorities included improving the economy, business growth, education excellence, and public safety for all Californians. As a member of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, Runner consistently led the fight against tax increases and supported tax relief for families and businesses.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects more than $60 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.  For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit

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