Small Business Seminar a Success, More Planned

Date: November 18, 2011

Over the next few months, the North Carolina Department of Revenue will be hosting seminars in Charlotte and Raleigh focused on helping citizens understand more about launching and operating a small business. Small businesses are critical to creating and keeping jobs in North Carolina, a top priority of Gov. Bev Perdue. 

"This seminar is a way for state government to help new businesses get started by explaining the North Carolina tax laws that affect businesses in our state," said Gov. Perdue. "Participants will leave the seminar knowing the tax laws that govern a business and the responsibilities of a business owner. Events like this help us make government more user-friendly and easy to understand."

The seminars have been expanded into a state-wide series, after a successful pilot event was held in Greensboro last month, where attendees took part in table-top exercises to learn about everything from registering a business, to filling out and sending in a tax return. 

Participants in the seminars also get information about the Small Business Taxpayer Recovery Program—an initiative that is already helping more than 800 small business owners in North Carolina who have fallen behind on sales, withholding and other trust taxes—by offering penalty and fee waivers, as well as longer-term repayment plans.

"We know these programs will help our small businesses," said Revenue Secretary David Hoyle.  “They are critical to North Carolina’s success as we move forward."

The next seminars will be held:

  • Dec. 8 (10AM. - 12PM) – in Charlotte at the NCDOR service center located in University Executive Park at 301 McCullough Drive.
  • Jan.11 (10AM. - 12PM) – in Raleigh at the NCDOR training Center at 4701 Atlantic Avenue.

Seating for the seminars is limited; email to reserve a spot.

Stay tuned for more dates to be announced in other regions of the state in the coming months.

For more information about starting a business in North Carolina visit Information for Businesses on the NC Department of Revenue website.


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