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Federal/State Payroll Tax Seminar
To support and educate employers about their rights and responsibilities, the Employment Development Department (EDD) provides no cost payroll tax seminars, guidance on employee or independent contractor issues, and general information sheets on various types of employment.  The payroll tax seminars assist employers in understanding what type of compensation constitute “wages” for purposes of Unemployment Insurance, Employment Training Tax, State Disability Insurance, and California Personal Income Tax

Our Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar is being offered on June 15, August 17, and October 19, 2017.    This seminar will be conducted by a representative from the EDD and an enrolled agent representing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on

•    California payroll reporting requirement; forms, employer obligations, reporting and payment requirements.
•    Independent contractor reporting requirements.
•    Electronic filing and payment requirements and options.
•    Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing.
There is no charge for these seminar.  Flyers for most of these seminars are below.

To make reservations, use the Internet: www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call (866) 873-6083.
Need Financing For your Business?

 Do you need Capital for your Small Business? Come and learn how to get an interest free loan for your business.                                                                                                                
Business Assistance Center 270 Frank Ogawa Plaza  Oakland, 94612

 Top Reasons to Attend:
 1. Learn how to crowdfund up to $10,000 in a 0%, interest free loan                                                                                                                                    2. Market your small business to 100,000 Kiva Zip lenders
 3. Learn more about Kiva’s Launch in Oakland



Oakland Business is Green Business
Oakland is home to more than 130 certified Green Businesses, through the Bay Area Green Business Program.

Oakland Recycles is offering free technical assistance to Oakland businesses that are interested in becoming certified green businesses. To jump start the certification process, green business experts will be contacting Oakland businesses to introduce the Green Business Program and shepherd interested businesses through the certification process.

Distinguish your business in the marketplace as an environmental leader through the Green Business Program.

Interested in a free assessment? Need to know more? Contact Oakland Recycles at (510) 238-SAVE (7283) or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Look us up on Facebook at Sustainable Oakland to keep up to date with the latest information from this project.
Take Your Business Global

    Small businesses seeking to grow their businesses and create jobs through exporting can turn to new, free educational videos created through a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, Inc. Magazine and AT&T. Through the public-private partnership, a series of video modules has been developed to inspire and encourage American small businesses to actively pursue exporting and to educate them on how to do so.

     The video series, Take Your Business Global features five main topics that guide small businesses through the process of exporting:

  1. Getting Started in Exporting
  2. Planning for Export Success
  3. Connecting with Foreign Buyers
  4. Financing
  5. Five Case Studies of Successful Small Business Exporters
     The videos are posted at www.inc.com/exporting/.
Community Voices

As a small business person are you taking advantage of what Oakland offers. Click the link below to view a very informative article on the Business Assistance Center.


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