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Southeastern LSBDC to host seminar on Tax Basics for Small Business

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will offer a Tax Basics for Small Business seminar on Thursday, July 7, in Walker and Slidell and on Friday, July 8, in Hammond.
     All sessions will be presented by Krystal J. Brumfield, an Amite native who currently serves as Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Small Business Entrepreneurship, chaired by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
     The free seminars are scheduled at Southeastern’s Livingston Literacy and Technology Center, located at 9261 Florida Blvd. in Walker from 8 – 9 a.m.; at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, 118 West Hall Avenue in Slidell from 1 – 2 p.m.; and at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Dr. in Hammond, from 9 – 10 a.m.
Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Southeastern SBDC, said the presentations are designed to provide small business owners basic knowledge of federal tax laws. 
     “The seminar will highlight tax cuts often overlooked or misunderstood, including deductions for business expenses including business use of home or car and the health care tax credit,” she said. “Krystal Brumfield will provide an overview of the different types of business taxes and how to properly calculate them, as well as how to classify a worker as an employee or independent contractor.” 
     Summers said a summary of new developments and recordkeeping techniques will also be discussed.
     There is no cost to attend the event; however, pre-registration is preferred. For more information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 985-549-3831 or Online registration is available at or at

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