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.
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Current Seminars Offered:

  • Business Essentials (Carolina Shores - DOR; Clayton - DOR, SOS; Elkin - DOR, SOS ; Fayetteville - DOR, BLNC; Greenville - DOR, BLNC; Leland - DOR; Louisburg - DOR, BLNC; New Bern - DOR; Raleigh - DOR, BLNC; Statesville - DOR, SOS, IC; Wilson - DOR, BLNC; Yadkinville - DOR, SOS ;)

    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.
  • Individual Income Tax Law Update (Charlotte, Raleigh )

    The NC Department of Revenue will present a seminar titled "Individual Income Tax Law Update". The NC Department of Revenue will cover the changes made for the 2014 tax year to help individuals who live or work in North Carolina understand the new tax law and changes made to the North Carolina Individual Income tax return.

    Overview of the Seminar: This seminar will focus on the Tax Simplification and Reduction Act (House Bill 998) which was signed into law on July 23, 2013. Under this new law, all taxpayers will be taxed at a lower rate and be granted a higher standard deduction. The Act made significant changes to the individual income tax law for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.

    The seminar will also introduce taxpayers to the Individual Income Tax Estimator. Taxpayers can use this tool to calculate the amount of their refund or tax balance due for the 2014 tax year.

    At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter. Don't miss this great opportunity.
  • Keys to Success Workshop (Charlotte, Durham, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem)

    Taxpayers will participate in hands on activities while learning their basic business requirements for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
  • Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop (Durham)

    The NC Department of Revenue will host a workshop for certain nonprofits that qualify for a refund of sales & use taxes paid. The workshop will focus on the step-by-step process for completing the Nonprofit and Governmental Entity Claim for Refund of State and County Sales and Use Taxes.

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

    G. S. 105-164.14(b) provides that certain nonprofit entities are allowed semiannual refunds of sales and use taxes they pay on direct purchases and leases of tangible personal property and certain services for use in carrying on the work of the nonprofit entity, other than those exceptions set forth by statute.

Check back often for more seminar information.

Seminar Date City Time Address

Business Essentials

 

1/20/15 Elkin 6:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Surry Community College
The Elkin Center, Room 103
1461 N. Bridge Street
Elkin, NC 28621
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Business Essentials

 

1/20/15 Yadkinville 2:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Surry Community College
The Yadkin Center, Room 218
4649 US Hwy 601
Yadkinville, NC 27055
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Business Essentials

 

1/21/15 Louisburg 9:00 am -
11:00 am
Vance-Granville Community College
Franklin County Campus
8100 N.C. 56 Highway
Louisburg, NC 27549
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Business Essentials

 

1/27/15 Clayton 7:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Johnston Community College
135 Bestwood Drive
Clayton, NC 27520
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Business Essentials

 

2/2/15 Greenville 9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Pitt Community College
3107 S. Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC 27835
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Business Essentials

 

2/12/15 Fayetteville 10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303
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Business Essentials

 

2/17/15 Carolina Shores 1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Brunswick Community College
South Brunswick Island Center
9400 Ocean Highway 17 W
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
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Business Essentials

 

3/5/15 New Bern 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Craven Community College
800 College Court Brock 125
New Bern, NC 28562
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Business Essentials

 

4/21/15 Wilson 6:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Wilson Community College
902 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893
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Business Essentials

 

4/28/15 Leland 1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Brunswick Community College
2050 Enterprise Dr NE
Leland, NC 28451
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Business Essentials

 

4/30/15 Raleigh 6:45 pm -
9:00 pm
Wake Technical Community College
Northern Wake Campus
6600 Louisburg Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
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Individual Income Tax Law Update

 

1/13/15

Charlotte 9:00 am - 11:00 am N.C. Department of Revenue
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Individual Income Tax Law Update

 

1/29/15

Raleigh 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

12/10/14

Winston Salem 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
450 West Hanes Mill Rd, Suite 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Keys to Success

 

12/11/14 Elizabeth City 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
401 S. Griffin St, Suite 300
Elizabeth City, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

12/11/14 Fayetteville 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
225 Green Street - Suite 800
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Keys to Success

 

12/11/14 Greensboro 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
1500 Pinecroft Rd
Asheville Building - Suite 300
Greensboro, NC 27407
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Keys to Success

 

12/11/14 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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Keys to Success

 

12/11/14 Wilmington 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm N.C. Department of Revenue
3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Keys to Success

12/17/14

Durham 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Women's Business Center of NC
114 W. Parrish Street, 4th Floor Training Room
Durham, NC 27701
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**Street Parking is very limited during business hours. Also, due to City of Durham Parking Regulations parking in the downtown Durham area will only allow you one hour of parking (even if you move your car to another parking space nearby). We suggest using the nearby parking decks.

Keys to Success

 

12/18/14 Charlotte 9:00 am – 11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Keys to Success

 

12/18/14 Raleigh 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

1/8/15 Wilmington 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm N.C. Department of Revenue
3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Keys to Success

 

1/15/15 Elizabeth City 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
401 S. Griffin St, Suite 300
Elizabeth City, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

1/15/15 Fayetteville 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
225 Green Street - Suite 800
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Keys to Success

 

1/15/15 Greensboro 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
1500 Pinecroft Rd
Asheville Building - Suite 300
Greensboro, NC 27407
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

1/15/15 Hickory 9:00 am – 11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
1985 Tate Blvd SE, Suite 362
Hickory, NC 28602
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

1/22/15 Charlotte 9:00 am – 11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Keys to Success

 

1/22/15 Raleigh 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

1/22/15

Winston Salem 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
450 West Hanes Mill Rd, Suite 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Keys to Success

1/28/15

Durham 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Women's Business Center of NC
114 W. Parrish Street, 4th Floor Training Room
Durham, NC 27701
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**Street Parking is very limited during business hours. Also, due to City of Durham Parking Regulations parking in the downtown Durham area will only allow you one hour of parking (even if you move your car to another parking space nearby). We suggest using the nearby parking decks.

Keys to Success

2/25/15

Durham 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Women's Business Center of NC
114 W. Parrish Street, 4th Floor Training Room
Durham, NC 27701
click here for map

**Street Parking is very limited during business hours. Also, due to City of Durham Parking Regulations parking in the downtown Durham area will only allow you one hour of parking (even if you move your car to another parking space nearby). We suggest using the nearby parking decks.

Keys to Success

 

2/19/15 Charlotte 9:00 am – 11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

2/19/15 Elizabeth City 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
401 S. Griffin St, Suite 300
Elizabeth City, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

2/19/15 Fayetteville 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
225 Green Street - Suite 800
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Keys to Success

 

2/19/15 Greensboro 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
1500 Pinecroft Rd
Asheville Building - Suite 300
Greensboro, NC 27407
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

2/19/15 Hickory 9:00 am – 11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
1985 Tate Blvd SE, Suite 362
Hickory, NC 28602
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

2/19/15 Wilmington 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm N.C. Department of Revenue
3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

2/26/15 Raleigh 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

2/26/15

Winston Salem 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
450 West Hanes Mill Rd, Suite 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
click here for map

Keys to Success

3/18/15

Durham 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Women's Business Center of NC
114 W. Parrish Street, 4th Floor Training Room
Durham, NC 27701
click here for map

**Street Parking is very limited during business hours. Also, due to City of Durham Parking Regulations parking in the downtown Durham area will only allow you one hour of parking (even if you move your car to another parking space nearby). We suggest using the nearby parking decks.

Keys to Success

 

3/19/15 Charlotte 9:00 am – 11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

3/19/15 Elizabeth City 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
401 S. Griffin St, Suite 300
Elizabeth City, NC 27604
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

3/19/15 Fayetteville 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
225 Green Street - Suite 800
Fayetteville, NC 28301
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

3/19/15 Greensboro 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
1500 Pinecroft Rd
Asheville Building - Suite 300
Greensboro, NC 27407
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

3/19/15 Hickory 9:00 am – 11:30 am

N.C. Department of Revenue
1985 Tate Blvd SE, Suite 362
Hickory, NC 28602
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

3/19/15 Wilmington 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm N.C. Department of Revenue
3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

3/26/15 Raleigh 9:00 am – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
click here for map

Keys to Success

 

3/26/15

Winston Salem 9:00 am - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
450 West Hanes Mill Rd, Suite 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
click here for map

Nonprofit Claim for Refund

 

12/8/14 Durham 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Durham Technical Community College
Small Business and Corporate Education Center
400 West Main Street, 3rd Floor
Durham, NC 27701
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