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:

  • Tax Information for Small Businesses (Business Essentials) (Goldsboro; Monroe - DOR, IRS; Rocky Mount; Tarboro; Williamston)

    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.
  • Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop (Goldsboro)

    The NC Department of Revenue will host a workshop for certain non-profits that qualify for a refund of sales & use taxes paid.

    The workshop will focus on the step-by-step process for completing the Non-profit and Governmental Entity Claim for Refund of State and County Sales and Use Taxes.

    This hands-on workshop is intended to help non-profits better understand the proper procedure for requesting a sales and use tax refund.

    At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity.
  • Sales and Use Tax Workshop (Cary, Louisburg)

    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.

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

  • Tax Implications (Bolivia, Clayton, Clinton, Leland, Mount Airy, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Shelby, Weldon, Wilson)

    This session 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.

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Seminar Date City Time Address

Business Essentials

 

1/23/17 Monroe

11:30 am -
1:30 pm

*Lunch will be provided.

South Piedmont Community College Creech Board Room
4209 Old Charlotte Highway
Monroe, NC 28110
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Business Essentials

 

1/31/17 Tarboro 10:00 am -
12:00 pm

Edgecombe Community College
2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, N. C. 27886
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Business Essentials

 

2/9/17 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 Essentials

 

2/21/17 Rocky Mount 10:00 am -
12:00 pm

Edgecombe Community College
225 Tarboro St.
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
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Business Essentials

 

2/1/17 Goldsboro 3:00 pm -
5:00 pm

Wayne County Public Library
1001 Ash St
Goldsboro NC 27533
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Business Essentials

 

6/1/17 Williamston 6:00 pm -
8:00 pm

Martin Community College
Small Business Center
1161 Kehukee Park Road
Williamston, NC 27892
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Nonprofit Claim for Refund

 

2/1/17 Goldsboro 3:00 pm -
5:00 pm

Wayne County Public Library
1001 Ash St
Goldsboro NC 27533
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Sales and Use Tax Workshop

 

12/7/16 Cary 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Wake Technical Community College
3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518
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Sales and Use Tax Workshop

 

1/19/17 Louisburg 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Vance Granville Community College
8100 NC 56 Highway
Louisburg, NC 27549
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Tax Implications

 

12/14/16 Mount Airy 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Surry Community College
Small Business Center
Center for Public Safety
1220 State Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
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Tax Implications

 

1/17/17 Clinton 1:30 am -
3:30 pm

Sampson Community College
Small Business Center
1801 Sunset Avenue
Clinton, NC 28329
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Tax Implications

 

1/26/17 Shelby

6:00 pm -
9:00 pm

Cleveland Community College
The LeGrand Center, Room 6109
1800 E. Marion St.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Tax Implications

 

2/5/17 Bolivia 5:30 pm -
7:30 pm

Brunswick Community College
Small Business Center
50 College Road
Bolivia, NC 28422
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Tax Implications

 

2/21/17 Rocky Mount 10:00 am -
12:00 pm

Edgecombe Community College
BIO & MED Building, Room 110
225 Tarboro St.
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
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Tax Implications

 

2/28/17 Wilson 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wilson Community College
Small Business Center
902 Herring Ave.
Wilson, NC 27893
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Tax Implications

 

3/1/17 Clayton 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

 

3/9/17 Tarboro 6:00 pm -
8:00 pm

Edgecombe Community College
Fleming Building, Room 214
2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, N. C. 27886
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Tax Implications

 

4/18/17 Weldon 1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

Halifax Community College
Small Business Center
100 College Dr.
Weldon, NC 27890
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Tax Implications

 

5/9/17 Leland 1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

Brunswick Community College
Small Business Center
2045 Enterprise Boulevard
Leland, NC 28451
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