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Small Business Tax Workshop and Business Owner's Responsibilities


Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM CST

Site registration: 10am - 10:30am
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HCC-Alief/Hayes Campus,
Room 319/320

2811 Hayes Rd.
3rd Floor, Center for Entrepreneurship
Houston, TX 77082

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Lalitha Raman 

About Us:

SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Our Mission: Help Small Businesses Succeed.
Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Many individuals and small business owners are unaware of their tax responsibilities. In fact, there are a lot of misconceptions:

  • My accountant is responsible for my business taxes
  • I do not need an EIN if my business is registered as a LLC
  • I can avoid paying taxes by hiring people as contractors
  • I can pay any salary to myself when my business is a sole proprietorship or if I am a general partner

The Workshop will cover:

  1. Overview– Business Tax Structure.
  2. Calculating Taxes – different types; and who should pay them.
  3. Consequences of failing to file and pay taxes.
  4. Federal Business Tax Forms and whether to do it yourself or hire a tax expert.
  5. State Business Income Tax (Franchise Tax) – how to calculate it and report it.
  6. Payroll Taxes including:  Social Security, Medicare, Federal, State and Unemployment Taxes.
  7. Calculating Payroll Taxes– when to pay
  8. Contract Employees vs. Employees– Tax differences
  9. Sales Tax– a business owner’s responsibilities
  10. New Tax Laws – Brief Overview – How they affect small businesses

Presenter: Dr. Mo Tehrani

 Dr. Tehrani is a partner with a public accountant firm. He is a   SCORE volunteer and Professor of Accounting with the HCCS   where he teaches various courses in accounting. 

 Mo is a serial entrepreneur; started his first business in 1995 and   has owned several businesses in real estate, pharmacy and   security systems.

Houston Community College’s Centers for Entrepreneurship offer education and training in collaboration with local business mentors and economic entities. We equip start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners with the tools and relationships needed for success in today’s challenging economy.