Small Business Seminars

Thank you for your interest in attending a North Carolina Department of Revenue Small Business Seminar. The Department is holding a series of seminars focused on proactively informing small business owners of their State tax responsibilities. Past seminar participants have reported that they found the seminars to be very beneficial.

To Register:

  • View the seminars offered.
  • Click the Register button for the seminar location and time you would like to attend.
  • Complete the Registration Form.
  • Check for an email stating that you are successfully registered to attend the seminar or an email stating the event is full. If the email states the event is full, please view the seminar listing to see if you can attend at another location and repeat the registration process.

Current Seminars Offered:

  • Business Tax Essentials

    The NC Department of Revenue, NC Secretary of State, NC Industrial Commission, and NC Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security will present a seminar titled "Business Essentials". Each agency will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a compliant business.

    Some or all agencies may be present. Please check the list of cities above for the agencies that will be attending.

    Department of Revenue (DOR) – Covers 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.

    Secretary of State (SOS) – Covers registration of business entities and the requirements for doing so. Also will provide an overview of the things small businesses need to consider when conducting securities offering in order to raise capital to finance their businesses.

    Industrial Commission (IC) - Covers Workers' Compensation laws and the types of businesses required to carry workers' compensation insurance and how to obtain it.

    Employment Security (ES) - Covers unemployment insurance laws, employment taxes, and the appeals process.

    Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) - Covers steps to be "compliant" with the state, such as business structure, types of business and location of business. BLNC will also share other resources that are on file from education to potential funding opportunities like grants/loans and how to obtain specific certifications like HUB, SBE, Minority Owned Business etc.

    At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenters and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity.
  • Business Tax Workshop

    Participants in our business tax workshop will partake in a free, hands-on learning experience of common business tax filings with the NC Department of Revenue. The workshop will cover basic business requirements from how to register a business as well as how to file and pay taxes that are relevant to your business. Participants will become familiar with NC Tax Laws that are pertinent to businesses and the responsibilities of the business owner.
  • Sales and Use Tax Workshop

    The NC Department of Revenue will host a sales and use tax workshop for small business owners. The workshop will discuss the basics of sales and use taxes including registering for a sales and use tax account, learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and preparing and filing a sales and use tax return.

    This hands-on workshop is intended to help small business owners better understand their sales and use tax obligations and the proper procedure for filing and paying a sales and use tax return.

    Sales and use tax law changes regarding capital improvements and repair, maintenance, and installation services will not be addressed in any depth during this seminar. If you have questions regarding this tax law change please call our toll free number 1-877-252-3052.”
  • Motor Carrier Seminars

    Registration is now open for the Motor Carrier tax seminars across the state this summer. The N.C. Department of Revenue will partner with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Dept. of Motor Vehicles and the State Highway Patrol to present Motor Carrier tax seminars across the state during July.

    There are six sessions scheduled:

    July 11, Hickory
    July 12, Charlotte/Huntersville
    July 13, Greensboro/Jamestown
    July 18, Wilmington
    July 19, Rocky Mount
    July 20, Raleigh

    There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Click on the Motor Carrier Seminars link above to register.


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Seminar Date City Time Address

Business Tax Essentials

 

7/18/17 Washington 2:00 pm -
4:00 pm

Beaufort County Community College
Small Business Center
5337 US-264
Washington, NC 27889
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Business Tax Essentials

 

7/20/17 Raleigh 6:30 pm -
8:30 pm

North Regional Library
7009 Harps Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Business Tax Essentials

 

7/27/17 Knightdale 6:30 pm -
8:30 pm

East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct
Knightdale, NC 27545
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Business Tax Essentials

 

8/1/17 Goldsboro 5:00 pm -
7:00 pm

Wayne Community College
Small Business Center, WAL 101
210 Dixie Trail
Goldsboro, NC 27530
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Business Tax Essentials

 

8/3/17 Raleigh 6:45 pm -
8:45 pm

Wake Technical Community College
(Northern Wake Campus)
Small Business Center
6600 Louisburg Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
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Business Tax Essentials

 

8/8/17 Cary 6:45 pm -
8:45 pm

Wake Technical Community College
(Western Wake Campus)
Small Business Center
3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, North Carolina 27518
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Business Tax Essentials

 

08/24/17 Williamston 6:00 pm -
8:00 pm

Martin Community College
Small Business Center
1161 Kehukee Park Road
Williamston, NC 27892
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Business Tax Essentials

 

08/29/17 New Bern 4:00 pm -
6:00 pm

Craven Community College
Small Business Center
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
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Business Tax Essentials

 

9/6/17 Bolivia 3:00 pm -
5:00 pm

Brunswick Community College
Small Business Center
50 College Road
Bolivia, NC 28422
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Business Tax Essentials w/ IRS

 

9/7/17 Statesville 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm

Mitchell Community College
701 W. Front St.
Statesville, NC 28677
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Business Tax Essentials w/ IRS

 

9/11/17 Charlotte 6:00 pm -
8:30 pm

Central Piedmont Community College
College Hall Professional Bldg
Rm 215
1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Business Tax Essentials

9/15/17 Concord

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Rowan Cabarrus Community College
CBTC Campus
660 Concord Parkway N.
Concord, NC 28027
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Business Tax Essentials w/ IRS

 

9/18/17 Wadesboro 11:30 am -
1:30 pm

South Piedmont Community College
Anson Community Hospital,
Community Room 2301
US Highway 74 W
Wadesboro, NC 28170
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Business Tax Essentials

9/19/17 Candler

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AB Tech Community College
Enka Campus, Room 2046
1465 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715
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Business Tax Essentials

10/3/17 Rocky Mount

5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Braswell Memorial Library / SCORE
727 N. Grace Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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Business Tax Essentials

10/10/17 Clayton

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnston Community College
Small Business Center
135 Best Wood Drive
Clayton, NC 27520
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/13/17 Asheville 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
800 Alliance Court
Asheville, NC 28806
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/13/17 Greensboro 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
1500 Pinecroft Road
Asheville Building, Suite 300
Greensboro, NC 27407
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/19/17 Charlotte 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/20/17 Hickory 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
1985 Tate Blvd SE
Suite 362
Hickory, NC 28602
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/20/17 Elizabeth City 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
1870 West City Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/20/17 Fayetteville 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
225 Green Street
Suite 800
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/20/17 Winston-Salem 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
450 West Hanes Mill Road
Suite 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/21/17 Wilmington 1:30 pm -
4:00 pm

N.C. Department of Revenue
3340 Jaeckle Drive
Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/27/17 Durham 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
3518 Westgate Drive
Suite 150
Durham, NC 27707
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Business Tax Workshop

 

9/28/17 Raleigh 9:00 am -
11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Sales & Use Tax Workshop

 

8/15/17 Washington 2:00 pm -
4:00 pm

Beaufort County Community College
Small Business Center
5337 US-264
Washington, NC 27889
click here for map

Sales & Use Tax Workshop

 

8/17/17 Hickory 11:30 am -
1:30 pm

Catawba Valley Community College
Small Business Center
2664 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
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Sales & Use Tax Workshop

 

9/27/17 Williamston 6:00 pm -
8:00 pm

Martin Community College
Small Business Center
1161 Kehukee Park Road
Williamston, NC 27892
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Non-Profit Claim for Refund Workshop

 

12/14/17 Goldsboro 5:00 pm -
7:00 pm

Wayne Community College
Small Business Center, WAL 101
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC  27534
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