Fiona Ma for State Assembly

Board of Equalization plans Feb. 9 small business seminar

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – California State Board of Equalization (SBOE) Board Member Fiona Ma, CPA, invites small businesses in Lake County to a free seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center, 15500 Central Park Road in Middletown. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

The seminar is an informative and exciting opportunity for businesses in the Lake County, and will focus on such issues as common sales and use tax problems, a discussion on employees versus independent contractors, record keeping best practices and forms of ownership. 

“I encourage every small business owner to take advantage of this wonderful, free opportunity to help their businesses grow and thrive,” said Ma. 

“This comprehensive seminar will cover the do’s and don’ts of complying with the appropriate tax laws so that businesses can focus on expanding their market share, hiring new workers and helping our community recover, particularly after the tragic fire season last year,” she said.

Nonprofit seminar topics include property tax exemptions for nonprofit organizations, filing and compliance for exempt organizations, and an overview of what is taxable for fundraising events and sales.

To register call 1-888-847-9652 or visit .

Walk-ins are welcome. Registration is not mandatory to attend.  This event will not be televised.

Learn more about a variety of other BOE in-person classes at ; online seminars can be found at .