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 (Charlotte - DOR, SOS; Greenville - DOR, SOS; Leland - DOR, SOS; Mocksville - DOR, SOS; Smithfield - DOR, SOS; Thomasville - DOR, SOS; Wentworth - DOR, SOS; Wilson - 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.

    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.
  • Keys to Success Workshop (Charlotte, 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.
  • Entrepreneurship Tips and Fundamentals (Charlotte)

    N.C. Department of Revenue - will present updates and new requirements for individuals and small businesses including the new NC-4. Information will also be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes.

    SBA - will present the latest updates and Young Entrepreneurship news: Sharing ways we can help promote our youth, who may want to start, grow and manage future businesses.

    IRS - will present the New Entrepreneur Resources, Online Payment Agreements, Third Party Payers, Online Tax Calendar and other updates.
  • Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop (Creedmoor, Durham, Rocky Mount)

    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.

  • Tax Implications (Clayton, Durham, Greenville, Hillsborough, Warrenton)

    The NC Department of Revenue will present a seminar titled "Tax Implications". The NC Department of Revenue will cover basic requirements to help North Carolina businesses understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a compliant business.

    Overview of the Seminar: Participants will become familiar with NC tax laws that are pertinent to businesses and the responsibilities of a business owner. The seminar 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.

    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.

Check back often for more seminar information.

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Seminar City Date Time Address

Business Essentials

 

Charlotte 7/31/14 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Central Piedmont Community College
Hall Building (2nd Floor)
Room 215
1112 Charlottetowne Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28624
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Business Essentials

 

Greenville 12/2/14 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Pitt Community College
3107 S. Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC 27835
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Business Essentials

 

Leland 8/12/14 1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Brunswick Community College
2050 Enterprise Blvd.
Leland, NC 28451
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Business Essentials

Mocksville 10/2/14 4:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Davidson County Community College
Davie Campus, Administration Bldg., Room 110
1205 Salisbury Rd
Mocksville, NC 27028
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Business Essentials

 

Smithfield 9/4/14 1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
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Business Essentials

Thomasville 10/29/14 4:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Davidson County Community College
Mary Rittling Conference Center, Room 110
297 DCC Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360
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Business Essentials

 

Wentworth 7/30/14 10 am -
12 pm
Rockingham Community College
Small Business Center
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd., Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375
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Business Essentials

 

Wilson 9/16/14 6 pm - 8 pm Wilson Community College
Small Business Center
Building G Room 240
902 Herring Ave
Wilson, NC 27893
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Keys to Success

 

Charlotte 7/17/14 9 – 11:30 am 301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Keys to Success

 

Charlotte 8/21/14 9 – 11:30 am 301 McCullough Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Keys to Success

 

Elizabeth City 7/17/14 9 – 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

 

Elizabeth City 8/21/14 9 – 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

 

Fayetteville 7/17/14 9 - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
225 Green Street - Suite 800
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Keys to Success

 

Fayetteville 8/21/14 9 - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
225 Green Street - Suite 800
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Keys to Success

 

Greensboro 7/17/14 9 – 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

 

Greensboro 8/21/14 9 – 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

 

Hickory 7/17/14 9 – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
1985 Tate Blvd SE, Suite 362
Hickory, NC 28602
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Keys to Success

 

Hickory 8/21/14 9 – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
1985 Tate Blvd SE, Suite 362
Hickory, NC 28602
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Keys to Success

 

Raleigh 7/24/14 9 – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

Raleigh 8/28/14 9 – 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
4701 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Keys to Success

 

Wilmington 7/17/14 1 - 3:30 pm N.C. Department of Revenue
3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Keys to Success

 

Wilmington 8/21/14 1 - 3:30 pm N.C. Department of Revenue
3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Keys to Success

 

Winston Salem

 

6/26/14 9 - 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

 

Winston Salem

 

7/24/14 9 - 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

 

Winston Salem

 

8/28/14 9 - 11:30 am N.C. Department of Revenue
450 West Hanes Mill Rd, Suite 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Entrepreneurship Tips and Fundamentals

 

Charlotte 7/15/14 9 am - 11 am Five Resource Building Concord and Dilworth Rooms (1st Floor, past elevators)
10715 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Nonprofit Claim for Refund

 

Creedmoor 9/9/14 2 pm - 4 pm Vance Granville Community College
South Campus
1547 South Campus Drive
Creedmoor, NC 27522
directions

Nonprofit Claim for Refund

 

Durham 12/8/14 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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Nonprofit Claim for Refund

 

Rocky Mount 8/7/14 1 pm - 3 pm Nash Community College
Small Business Center, Room 1211
522 N. Old Carriage Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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Tax Implications

 

Clayton 10/28/14 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Johnston Community College
135 Bestwood Drive
Clayton, NC 27520
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Tax Implications (Business-Over-Lunch)

 

Durham 11/6/14 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Durham Technical Community College Small Business and Corporate Education Center
400 West Main Street, 3rd Floor
Durham, NC 27701
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Tax Implications (Lunch-N-Learn)

 

Greenville 10/8/14 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Pitt Community College
3107 S. Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC 27835
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Tax Implications (Business-Over-Lunch)

 

Hillsborough 10/2/14 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Durham Technical Community College 525 College Park Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Tax Implications (Lunch and Learn) *

* lunch provided by Vance-Granville Community College; MUST register by July 17, 2014

Warrenton 7/22/14 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Vance Granville Community College
Warren Campus, Room W432
Highway 158 (Business)
210 West Ridgeway Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
directions