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Pennsylvania Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars

If you live near a state line, please look for workshops in nearby cities of the bordering state.

BEAVER COUNTY

Event: The First Step - Business Startup Essentials
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Contact: Christine Hughes; Phone: 412-396-6233; E-mail: hughesc@duq.edu
Event Information: Tax workshops are now offered in coordination with the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center First Step Seminars. For the dates, times, locations, and topics please refer to the Duquesne Small Business Development Center website. IRS Small Business tools are distributed to participants free of charge.
Sponsored by: Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

BUTLER COUNTY

Event: The First Step - Business Startup Essentials
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Contact: Christine Hughes; Phone: 412-396-6233; E-mail: hughesc@duq.edu
Event Information: Tax workshops are now offered in coordination with the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center First Step Seminars. For the dates, times, locations, and topics please refer to the Duquesne Small Business Development Center website. IRS Small Business tools are distributed to participants free of charge.
Sponsored by: Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

CHESTER

Event: First Step Seminars: &quotHow to Start a Business&quot
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies by Workshop
Location: Various Locations
Contact: Mary Williams; Phone: 610-619-8490; E-mail: info@widenersbdc.org
Event Information: These workshops assist entrepreneurs in starting down the path to successful business ownership; evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, selecting a legal structure, registering a company and exploring financing options. Attendance at a First Step Seminar is a prerequisite for SBDC clients who are starting up a new enterprise. Seminars cost $25 and are held monthly. For more information, visit the Widener University SBDC website.
Sponsored by: Widener University - Small Business Development Center

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP

Title: Western PA Working Together Conference
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Registration/Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m.)
Location: The Regional Learning Alliance Conference Center at Cranberry Woods, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Contact: Philip Yamalis; Phone: 412-395-6956; Email: philip.g.yamalis@irs.gov 
Event Information: Working Together is a partnership of public and private tax professionals, where practitioner groups join with the IRS and the PA Department of Revenue in sponsoring the annual conference. By continuing to enhance the level of communication and trust among the groups, a constructive working relationship is built that will reduce the tax burden on the public and practitioners alike, and will further the IRS/Revenue goal of improving voluntary compliance.

This year’s agenda includes such timely topics as:

  • IRS audit/examination initiatives
  • IRS collection issues and Fresh Start
  • IRS hot topics and key messages
  • Taxpayer Advocacy
  • And more

The keynote speaker is Rostyslav Shiller, Supervisory Attorney Advisor, National Office – IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service. Cost to attend is $95 if registered and paid by September 4, 2014 and $120 if registered and paid after September 4, 2014. Fee includes CPE credits (both CPA and IRS approved CE), continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and morning & afternoon refreshment break.  No refunds issued after September 5, 2014. Please register early as this event is a sell-out. Make checks payable to PA-NATP. To register for this event, please download the registration form (PDF) and return your completed registration form by mail to: PA-NATP, Attn: Richard L. Miller 168 McCabe Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. For further information or questions, please contact Philip Yamalis by phone or email listed above.

NOTE: Practitioners may bring up to 2 problem cases to discuss with IRS Taxpayer Advocate caseworkers.
Sponsored By: PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants, PA/National Association of Tax Professionals, PA Society of Enrolled Agents , PA Society of Public Accountants , PA Department of Revenue  and Internal Revenue Service

ERIE AREA

Event: First Step Seminar - Starting and Growing a Successful Business
Date(s): Varies by Workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Varies by Workshop
Contact: Jodie Gloekler; Phone: 814-871-7232; E-mail: GLOEKLER005@gannon.edu
Event Information: Tax workshops are now offered in coordination with the Gannon University Small Business Development Center First Step Seminars. For the dates, times, locations, and topics please refer to the Gannon Small Business Development Center website. IRS Small Business tools are distributed to participants free of charge.
Sponsored by: Gannon University Small Business Development Center

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Event: The First Step - Business Startup Essentials
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Contact: Christine Hughes; Phone: 412-396-6233; E-mail: hughesc@duq.edu
Event Information: Tax workshops are now offered in coordination with the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center First Step Seminars. For the dates, times, locations, and topics please refer to the Duquesne Small Business Development Center website. IRS Small Business tools are distributed to participants free of charge.
Sponsored by: Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

PHILADELPHIA

Event: SCORE Small Business Workshops
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies by Workshop
Location: Varies by Location
Contact: Mark Maguire; Phone: 215-580-2712; E-mail: scorephila@yahoo.com
Event Information: Philadelphia wants to help you succeed. In addition to free face-to-face counseling, we can recommend low-cost workshops and seminars for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. Workshops are at other area SCORE offices as well as other resource partners. Training topics range from writing a business plan to e-commerce to marketing, depending on the current needs of our business community. Workshops also offer an opportunity to interact with other local small business owners.

Many workshop presenters are practicing professionals including accountants, lawyers, bankers and business mangers from diverse businesses and industries. Other facilitators are SCORE counselors who have years of industry and business experience. For information on workshops and seminars, visit the SCORE website or contact Philadelphia SCORE Office at 215-580-2712.
Sponsored by: SCORE - Philadelphia Chapter, 900 Market Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

PITTSBURGH

Event: The First Step - Business Startup Essentials
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Duquesne University, 509 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Contact: Christine Hughes; Phone: 412-396-6233; E-mail: hughesc@duq.edu
Event Information: Tax workshops are now offered in coordination with the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center First Step Seminars. For the dates, times, locations, and topics please refer to the Duquesne Small Business Development Center website. IRS Small Business tools are distributed to participants free of charge.
Sponsored by: Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

SCRANTON

Event: The First Step: Starting A Business Overview
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies by Workshop
Location: Various
Contact: University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC); Phone: 570-941-7588; E-mail: gallaghert1@scranton.edu
Event Information: Covering the nuts and bolts of starting a business. This workshop addresses registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, assessing the costs of starting a business, financing, and more. Some business plan mentioned, see Second Step sessions for more detail. The First Step is a requirement of all start-up individuals who wish to become a client of the University of Scranton SBDC; Fee $10. Register by calling (570) 941-7588. For more information, visit the University of Scranton SBDC website.
Sponsored by: The University of Scranton - Small Business Development Center

WILKES-BARRE

Event: The First Step
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies
Location: Various locations
Contact: Teresa Gallagher; Phone: 570-408-4340; E-mail: gallaghert1@scranton.edu
Event Information: The Small Business Development Center offers “The First Step” as a required seminar for those who are willing and motivated to start a business venture. This seminar will cover personal issues, financing, marketing, business planning, business structure and licenses, and registration. Sessions are offered free of charge for two hours bi-weekly.
Sponsored by: Wilkes University Small Business Development Center Innovation Center, Suite 200 7 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1706; Phone: 570- 408-4340; Fax: 570-408-7889; E-mail: SBDC@wilkes.edu


Bucknell University
Small Business Development Center
125 Dana Engineering Building
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570-577-1249
Toll Free: 866-375-6010
Fax: 570-577-1768
E-mail: sbdc@bucknell.edu
Website: Bucknell University

Clarion University
Small Business Development Center
330 North Point Drive, Suite 100
Clarion, PA 16214-3873
Phone: 814-393-2060
Toll Free: 877-292-1843
Fax: 814-393-2636
E-mail: sbdc@clarion.edu
Website: Clarion University

Duquesne University
Small Business Development Center
108 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103
Phone: 412-396-6233
Fax: 412-396-5884
E-mail: duqsbdc@duq.edu
Website: Duquesne University

Gannon University
Small Business Development Center
120 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-871-7232
Toll Free: 877-258-6648
Fax: 814-871-7383
E-mail: gusbdc@gannon.edu
Website: Gannon University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Small Business Development Center
1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 16705-2100
Phone: 724-357-7915
E-mail: tpalamon@iup.edu
Website: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Small Business Development Center
DeFrancesco #3
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: 877- 4PA-SBDC
717-346-2029 or 877-4PA-SBDC
Fax: 717-346-2038
Email: mckowen@kutztown.edu
Website: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Lehigh University
Small Business Development Center
College of Business and Economics
Rauch Business Center
621 Taylor Street, Room 390
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3117
Phone: 610-758-3980
Fax: 610-758-5205
E-mail: insbdc@lehigh.edu
Website: Lehigh University

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Small Business Development Center
105 Annex Building
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: 570-326-1971
Website: Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Penn State University
Small Business Development Center
003 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802-7000
Phone: 814-863-4293
E-mail: sbdc@psu.edu
Website: Penn State University

Saint Francis University
Small Business Development Center
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA 15940
Phone: 814-472-3200
Fax: 814-472-3202
E-mail: brc@francis.edu
Website: Saint Frances University

Saint Vincent College
Small Business Development Center
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
Phone: 724-532-6600
Website: Saint Vincent College

Shippensburg University
Small Business Development Center
405 Grove Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-477-1935
Fax: 717-477-4010
E-mail: sbdc@ship.edu.
Website: Shippensburg University

Fox School of Business - Temple University
Small Business Development Center
1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: 215-204-7282
Fax: 215-204-4554
E-mail: SBDC@sbm.temple.edu
Website: Fox School of Business - Temple University

University of Pittsburgh
Small Business Development Center
Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-1542
Fax: 412-648-1636
E-mail:ieeinfo@katz.pitt.edu
Website: University of Pittsburgh

University of Scranton
Small Business Development Center
2nd Floor, Estate Building
200 Monroe Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 570-941-7588
E-mail: sbdc@uofs.edu
Website: University of Scranton

Wharton Small Business Development Center
Vance Hall
Small Business Development Center
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-4861
Fax: 215-898-1063
E-mail: mail@sbdc.wharton.upenn.edu
Website: Wharton Small Business Development Center

Wilkes University
Small Business Development Center
Innovation Center, Suite 200
7 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1706
Phone: 570-408-4340
Fax: 570-408-7889
E-mail: SBDC@wilkes.edu
Website: Wilkes University


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