Gov. Easley Announces Free Tax Seminars To Aid Small Businesses

Revenue Department And Community College Partnership Provides Local-Based Support

Date:  August 11, 2008

RALEIGH – Gov. Mike Easley today announced a new state effort to help entrepreneurs and small business owners gain a better understanding of important North Carolina tax issues and provide the tools they need to meet their obligations and start their companies on the right foot. The effort, a joint program launched by the N.C. Department of Revenue and the N.C. Community College System, begins this month with an ongoing series of free seminars that will be held across the state.

“Small businesses are the foundation of our state’s economy,” said Easley. “This partnership between our revenue department and community colleges will help those who run small businesses to understand and follow our tax laws so they can focus on making their businesses successful.”

Tax experts from the state Department of Revenue will conduct free seminars at most of the state’s Community College Small Business Centers starting Aug. 12 at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville. Instructors at the seminars will provide information about a variety of tax laws and the requirements businesses must meet. Additional seminars will be held in 2009 at each of the 58 community colleges. A list of 2008 offerings is attached.

The seminars will cover five key topics: tax implications for starting a business; tax implications for growing a business; the basics of sales and use tax; the basics of withholding taxes; and dealing with the N.C. Department of Revenue.

The N.C. Community College System Small Business Center Network also launched a website, www.sbcn.nc.gov, with a section dedicated to tax information provided by the Revenue Department. The site is a one-stop resource for small business owners and offers a variety of helpful information such as entrepreneurship training, guides and tools for starting a business, information on government contracts and business publications. Small business owners can sign up for confidential one-on-one counseling through the website.

The website also features a section from the Department of Revenue that focuses specifically on tax issues for small business owners, such as their tax obligations, current announcements from the department, a tax checklist for starting a business, a guide for getting tax assistance and a list of helpful links. The tax section is located at: www.sbcn.nc.gov/taxInfo/default.aspx.

(To register for the tax seminars, contact your local community college or visit the Small Business Center website at www.sbcn.nc.gov)


Community College Tax Seminar Fall 2008 Schedule

College

Contact

Seminar Topic

Date

Time

 

 

 

 

 

James Sprunt CC, Kenansville

Lynn Davis

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

8/12

6-8 p.m.

Nash CC, Nashville

Fred Smith

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

8/27

12-2 p.m.

Edgecombe CC, Tarboro

Trudy Lynn

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/9

6-9 p.m.

Durham TCC, Durham

Dub Gulley

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/9

6-9 p.m.

Southeastern CC, Whiteville

Janelle Sweat

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/11

6-8 p.m.

Alamance CC, Burlington

Milele Archibald

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/18

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Lenoir CC, Kinston

Greg Hannibal

Basics of Sales and Use Taxes

 

9/18

9 a.m. -Noon

Sandhills CC, Pinehurst

Marilyn Neely

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/23

6-8 p.m.

McDowell TCC, Marion

Dean Kanipe

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/23

6-8 p.m.

Johnston CC, Clayton

Rosa Andrews

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/23

6-8 p.m.

Forsyth TCC, Winston-Salem

Nell Perry

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/24

12-2 p.m.

Coastal Carolina CC, Jacksonville

Diana Reyes

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/25

1-4 p.m.

Rockingham CC, Wentworth

Cathy Wheeler

Basics of Sales and Use Taxes

9/25

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fayetteville TCC, Fayetteville

Tamara Bryant

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/29

6-8 p.m.

Asheville-Buncombe TCC, Candler

Jill Sparks

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

9/30

6-9 p.m.

Randolph CC, Asheboro

Victor Dau

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/1

3-5 p.m.

Brunswick CC, Supply

Thomas Hemphill

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/2

6-9 p.m.

Martin CC, Williamston

Georgette Chilton

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/7

6-9 p.m.

Roanoke-Chowan CC, Ahoskie

Jim Bales

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/7

6-8 p.m.

Wilkes CC, Wilkesboro

Phyllis Van Hoy

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/7

2-4 p.m.

Davidson County CC, Thomasville

Toby Royston

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/9

9-11 a.m.

Carteret CC, Morehead City

John Smith

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/14

6-9 p.m.

Pitt CC, Greenville

Gail Nichols

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/14

6-8 p.m.

Wayne CC, Goldsboro

Barbara Price

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/16

6-8 p.m.

Tri-County CC, Murphy

Cecelia Crawford

Dealing with the Revenue Department

10/21

6-9 p.m.

Bladen CC, Dublin

Lynn Welborn

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/23

6-8 p.m.

Central Piedmont CC, Charlotte

Renee Hode

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/27

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Haywood CC, Clyde

Sharon Donahue

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/28

6-8 p.m.

Montgomery CC, Troy

Richard Hinson

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/28

6-8 p.m.

Sampson CC, Clinton

Cliff Ireland

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/28

6-8 p.m.

Wilkes CC, Ashe Co. Satellite Campus

Phyllis Van Hoy

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/29

9-11 a.m.

Wilkes CC, Alleghany Co. Satellite Campus

Phyllis Van Hoy

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/29

1-3 p.m.

Wake TCC, Cary

Ken Dillo

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/30

11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Gaston College, Dallas

Brad Rivers

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

10/30

2-4 p.m.

Richmond CC, Hamlet

Lowery Ballard

Basics of Sales and Use Taxes

 

11/4

10-Noon

College of The Albemarle, Elizabeth City

Ginger O’Neal

Tax Implications For Growing a Business

11/4

5:30-8:30 p.m.

College of The Albemarle, Kill Devil Hills

Ginger O’Neal

Tax Implications For Growing a Business

11/5

9-Noon

Isothermal CC, Rutherford Co.

Kim Alexander

Dealing With the Revenue Department

11/6

6-9 p.m.

Surry CC, Dobson

Dennis Lowe

Tax Implications For Growing a Business

11/6

2-4:30 p.m.

Central Carolina CC -Triangle South, Dunn

Nancy Blackman

Basics of Sales and Use Taxes

11/6

6-8 p.m.

Cape Fear CC, Wilmington

Doug Tarble

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

11/12

9-11 a.m.

Isothermal CC, Polk Co.

Kim Alexander

Dealing With the

Revenue Department

11/13

6-9 p.m.

Robeson CC, Lumberton

Bob Moore

Dealing With the Revenue Department

11/13

6-9 p.m.

Caldwell CC&TI, Hudson

David Waechter

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

11/18

6-8 p.m.

Vance-Granville CC, Henderson

Diane Finch

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

11/18

6-9 p.m.

Halifax CC, Weldon

Dick McCormick

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

12/4

6-8 p.m.

Piedmont CC, Roxboro

Randy Reynolds

Tax Implications For Starting a Business

12/11

6:30-8:30 p.m.

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