Participants Call NCDOR Small Business Seminars Helpful, Informative

More planned throughout the state

Date: March 21, 2012

Last fall, the North Carolina Department of Revenue began a series of seminars focused on helping citizens understand more about launching and operating a small business. Sessions have been held cross the state in an effort to support small businesses that are so critical to North Carolina's economy.

Participants have praised the seminars as helpful, informative and worthwhile, saying:

"Well prepared information, good setting, made me feel comfortable."
"Information was very useful and practical. Good question and answer session."
"Very basic overview of what I need to do, which is exactly what I needed."

The seminars have been so well received, NCDOR will continue to host sessions throughout the coming year. Attendees take part in table-top exercises to learn about everything from registering a business, to filling out and sending in a tax return.

The next seminars will be held:

Greensboro April 18 10 am-noon 5 Centerview Dr., Lenoir Building, Suite 100
Charlotte April 19 10 am-noon 301 McCullough Dr.
Wilmington May 16 10 am-noon 415 N. 2nd St, Cape Fear Community College (L) Building
Clyde May 23 10 am-noon 185 Freelander Dr., Haywood Community College Auditorium

Participants also get information about the Small Business Taxpayer Recovery Program—an initiative that is already helping thousands of small businesses who have fallen behind on sales, withholding and other trust taxes—by offering penalty and fee waivers, as well as longer-term repayment plans.

"These seminars are a way for state government to help new businesses get started by explaining the North Carolina tax laws in our state," said Gov. Perdue. "Events like this help us make government more user-friendly and easy to understand."

Seating for the seminar is limited; email with the city and date you wish to attend to reserve a spot. More dates and locations will be announced throughout the year.

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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