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New York Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars

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

Employee or Independent Contractor? How Do I Know?

This FREE workshop will assist the business owner in determining whether a hired individual is an employee or independent contractor. It is critical for firms that hire workers to determine correctly whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Will the worker be the recipient of a Form W-2 or Form 1099? And what does that mean for the business? In this session, the presenter will also discuss employment tax responsibilities and self-employment tax calculations. IRS small business products will be distributed. All attendees of the class must register.
Registration: Please visit the Eventbrite website. For additional information, please call 718-570-8500 or e-mail
Sponsored By: New York City Business Solutions - NYC Small Business Support Center


Date: August 24, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: New York City Business Solutions, NYC Small Business Support Center, 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, Fourth Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual National Urban Business & Health Conference

SSL Brenda Luke will deliver a presentation on IRS Key Messages: Collection User Fees, Dirty Dozen, On Line Payment Agreement, Private Debt Collection, Work Opportunity Credit and Sharing Economy at this event. The event will also include speakers from various government agencies. The attendees will include Chamber of Commerce, Community leaders and others.
Sponsored By: The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce


Date: August 23, 2017
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Harlem State Building, 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY

How to Plan and Grow your Business with Government Resources

The Crown Heights Mediation Center will host this small business seminar. IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Brenda Luke will discuss new entrepreneurs and small business workshops.
Sponsored By: Crown Heights Mediation Center


Date: To be determined.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Crown Mediation Center, 256 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Contact: Brenda Luke; Phone: 212-4366-1027; Email:

How to Start and Grow your Business

The Small Business Administration in collaboration with IRS will host a series of webinar workshops titled "How to Start and Grow your Business." SBA is hosting the event and are conducted in English, Mandarin and Spanish. IRS partner, Chun Yee Miot will deliver in Mandarin and Raquel Hiceky in Spanish. IRS materials are used for the presentation and shared electronically with attendees.

Topics include:

  • Pre start-up & starting your business
  • Specialized guidance (international, federal, state and local governments fact sheets, market segment programs-audit, techniques guides & retirement plans)
  • Hiring employees
  • Resource index (State and Local Governments)
  • Helpful links

Registration: Call Man-Li Lin at 212-264-7060
Sponsored By: Small Business Administration


Date: Various

The Intersection Between Immigration and Taxes

This seminar is being hosted by the New York City Taxpayer Advocate and the Asian American Bar Association of New York. The panel of speakers will include IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Brenda Luke; Brooklyn Taxpayer Advocate, Darol Tucker; NYC Taxpayer Advocate, Eunkyong Choi; and Frank Agostino, Esq.-President of Agostino and Associates PC. The panel will discuss tax issues faced by many immigrants and English as a Second Language (ESL) taxpayers. They will highlight and identify the methods in which the lawyers, practitioners and government agencies can provide assistance for businesses and individuals.

Many immigrant and ESL taxpayers are unaware of their taxpayer rights and responsibilities. They are often unaware of the different benefit programs that they may be entitled to or how to pursue relief. Language and cultural barriers can exacerbate accessing these services.

Topics include:

  • The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and the Role of the Acceptance Agent
  • Private Debt Collection
  • On Line Account Information for Balance Due
  • Don't Take the Bait

Sponsored By: NYC Taxpayer Advocate and the Asian Bar Association of New York


Date: September 23, 2017
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Fordham University School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY
Contact: For more information, call Eunkyong Choi at 212-312-6575

Resources and Tax Tips for Small Business

Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, affiliated with Binghamton University, presents this workshop.  IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison Steve Ingraham will discuss Payment Options and Other Online Tools, Private Debt Collection, Collection User Fees, Independent Contractor or Employee, Identity Theft and Phishing and more.


• Changes at federal and state level for small businesses
• Most common filing issues for small businesses
• What to watch out for
• Recordkeeping, what documentation is required/what should be kept and for how long
• Top ten mistakes small businesses make in filing tax returns
• Tips on making the most of exemptions and tax credits
• Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

Sponsored By: SCORE Binghamton


Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Binghamton University - Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 120 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY 13901
Contact: Fran Pacilio; Phone: 607-765-7436; Email:

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