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North Carolina 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.

Back to Basics: Operating and Maintaining Your Business

Join us for any one or ALL of the FREE small business workshops. The instructor will be Martha Slader, Tax and Recordkeeping. Each participant will receive a packet of resource information provided by the IRS.

Topics Include:

  • Business Expenses and Business Use of Home on July 12, 2017
  • Recap on October 18, 2017

Registration: 30 days prior to each event, you will be able to go to Fayetteville Technical Community's website to register.
Sponsored By: Fayetteville Technical Community College

Federal & State Tax Issues

This free event will cover the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes. The IRS will cover small business basics to ensure you will be in compliance such as recordkeeping, business structure, and vital resources that various industries and organization leaders can share with their members and small business owners. Handouts from the IRS and NC Department of Revenue for all industries and small business organizations will be distributed to attendees.
Registration: Visit the NC Small Business Center Network website.
Sponsored By: Gaston College


Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Gaston Community College, Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Ctr.,
Belmont, NC
Brad Rivers; Phone: 704.922.6449; Email:

Small Business Tips and Resources to Grow Your Business

Join us for these FREE workshops created specifically for all small business owners. New, existing and "not quite ready" small business owners will benefit from each of these sessions. The sessions will be taught by knowledgeable and reputable local tax professionals. The IRS will provide all materials and handouts at no cost.

Business Organization/Recordkeeping: We will discuss the difference between a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation; the importance of recordkeeping; what you should keep and for how long. Participants will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities as a small business. Mistakes to avoid!

Business Expenses and Business Use of the Home: We will explain the filing requirements as it relates to various business organizations, including sole proprietors; partnerships and corporations. We will also discuss various business expenses that may be deducted in the course of business even when it's located in your home.

Two Wake Technical College locations will host each session once; Northern Wake Campus in Raleigh, NC and Western Wake Campus in Cary, NC.

Registration: Please register after July 1, 2017 by visiting Wake's Small Business Center website.
Sponsored By
: Wake Technical Community College


Date: August 22; August 29, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Western Wake Campus, 3434 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC


Date: August 17; August 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Northern Wake Campus, Building E Room 235, 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27616

Starting, Operating & Maintaining Your Business

The following free Small Business Tax Workshops are part of the “Starting, Operating & Maintaining Your Business series. IRS will provide small business materials for the workshop. Free parking available at both locations.

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration: Visit the Surry Small Business Center website
Questions: Call Denise Brown at 336-386-3488 or email
Sponsored By: Small Business Center Surry Community College


Location: Center for Public Safety, 1220 State Street, Mt. Airy, NC

Rescheduled for this Fall (Date TBD) - Independent Contractor or Employee: We will define an Independent Contractor and an employee and explain the importance of knowing the difference between the two. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is required when hiring an independent contractor or an employee as it relates to federal taxes. We have also included a message for ALL Schedule C filers that will further educate you on your tax responsibilities.

Taxes: New Business Owners (Spanish Only)

This FREE course will provide the Spanish-speaking business owner with training in the local, state, and federal requirements of starting and operating a business. Materials will include free Spanish publications and brochures from the IRS.
Registration: Contact: 910-592-7176
Sponsored By: Sampson Community College


Date: August 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sampson Community College, Clinton, NC 28329

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