Taxpayer Education Workshops for Latino Small Business and Entrepreneurs

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Griselda Rendon, Center for Rural Affairs,, Phone: (308) 850-4820

Grand Island, Neb.  -  The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) is co-sponsoring a pair of FREE Taxpayer Education workshops in Grand Island on Oct. 3 and 4, 2016.

This three hour workshop is taught by Margaret Akin and Steve Drzaic, Revenue Educators from the Nebraska Department of Revenue.  In addition to the Nebraska Revenue educators, Griselda Rendon, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Latino Loan Specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs, will talk about Occupation Tax and discuss how REAP and the UNL Extension can assist business owners with business needs.
Rendon will be available to translate for Non-English Speaking entrepreneurs.
Topics covered during the course will include: Nebraska sales tax basics, applying for tax permits, occupation taxes, collecting sales tax, reporting sales tax, and online services.
“Paying sales tax online is easy and simple, by attending this workshop participants will learn where to go to pay the sales tax online and what products and services you would need to collect sales tax on,” commented Rendon. “Paying sales tax on time is very important to avoid late fees.”
Participants will also have the opportunity to have a one-on-one consultation with the Revenue Educators. Participants are encouraged to bring their files along for these consultations.
What: Taxpayer Education Workshop

When and Where:

Monday, October 3
5 - 8 p.m
Nebraska Extension
3180 W Hwy 34 - College Park Room 201
Grand Island
Tuesday, October 4
9 a.m - 12 p.m
3180 W Hwy 34 - College Park Room 201
Grand Island
There is no charge for this workshop but pre-registration is requested in order to have adequate materials.
To pre-register contact Griselda Rendon at or (308) 850-4820 or Sandra Barrera at, or (308) 385-5088. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested in advance.
Co-sponsors for these workshops include the Nebraska Department of Revenue, Nebraska Extension, SBA along with the Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP.
The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project provides lending, training, networking, and technical assistance opportunities for start-up and existing small businesses.

More information about REAP, a program of the Center for Rural Affairs, and its services can be found at  REAP receives funding from the Nebraska Business and Innovation Act, Community Development Block Grants through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Small Business Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Peter Kiewit Foundation and other sources. The REAP WBC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  

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