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Maricopa SBDC, in partnership with the IRS, is offering free tax information sessions geared to those contemplating the start of a new business as well as established entrepreneurs, freelancers and independent contractors.
IRS Tax Education Workshop for Startup or New Businesses is the first part of the session, and covers basic startup information, like recordkeeping, selecting the right type of business entity, business expenses and office in the home, depreciation and basic forms. The three-hour course is presented by tax professionals volunteering their time, and will be offered throughout Maricopa County. Sessions will be held:
Paradise Valley: Sept. 13, 9 a.m.–noon
Avondale: Oct. 6, 2–5 p.m.
Chandler: Oct. 28, 9 a.m.–noon
Mesa: Nov. 10, 2–5 p.m. (in Spanish only)
Downtown Phoenix: Nov. 17, 9 a.m.–noon
The second session is for existing small businesses and will cover retirement plans, hiring employees/independent contractors and an overview of payroll taxes and other necessary information for businesses with employees or thinking of hiring employees. Sessions will be held:
Downtown Phoenix: Aug. 18, 2–5 p.m.
Scottsdale: Sept. 8, 2–5 p.m.
Paradise Valley: Sept. 22, 2–5 p.m.
Avondale: Oct. 19, 9 a.m.–noon
Chandler: Nov. 2, 2–5 p.m.
Mesa: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.–noon (Spanish only)
Downtown Phoenix: Dec. 6, 2–5 p.m.
To get exact locations and register for a session, visit azsbdc.net/upcoming-events.