Tax Education Events

To ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members, until further notice all in-person classes have shifted to the live MS TEAMS webinars listed below. Pre-recorded videos on a variety of tax topics are also available via our Online Seminars webpage.

Para garantizar la salud y seguridad de nuestros clientes y miembros de nuestro equipo y hasta nuevo aviso, las clases "en persona" serán reemplazadas con Seminarios Web en la plataforma de MS Teams, abajo podrá ver un listado de los seminarios que tenemos disponibles para usted. De igual forma, en nuestra página de internet de Online Seminars (Seminarios en línea) contamos con videos pre-grabados en una gran variedad de temas de impuestos.


Seminars, Classes, Clinics, and Workshops

For more resources, please see Online Seminars.

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Seminario Web Basico de Impuestos sobre las Ventas y el Uso

Obtener conocimiento de los impuestos sobre las ventas y uso, impuesto de distrito, impuesto sobre la mano de obra, y impuesto sobre el impuesto sobre las ventas interestatales y exterior. Obtenga información si es necesario obtener un permiso de vendedor y como usar un certificado de reventas. Aprenda como verificar si califica para exenciones y deducciones. Determine como AB147 y el facilitador de mercado afecta su negocio.


Fecha Localización Enlace de Registro Idioma
Martes, 21 de marzo de 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
El Linea por Microsoft Teams Regístrese en línea Español

Basic Recordkeeping Webinars and Workshops

Gain a solid foundation on what records should be kept, how long to keep them, and what details are most important. Find out what should be reflected on your receipts? You’ll discover how good recordkeeping will reduce your fear of audit and improve your business operation.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Thursday, February 9, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar vis Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Basic Sales & Use Tax Webinars and Workshops

Gain an understanding of sales and use tax, district tax, taxable and nontaxable labor, as well as foreign and interstate taxability. Learn if you need a seller’s permit and how to use a resale certificate. Discover exemptions and deductions which may be available to you. Determine how AB 147 and the Market Place Facilitator Act affects your business.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, February 2, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, February 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, February 17, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, February 23, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Monday, February 27, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, March 3, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Monday, March 6, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, March 9, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, March 10, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, March 10, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, March 16, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, March 17, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, April 20, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, May 18, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, June 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Basic Sales & Use Tax AND Tax Return Preparation Webinars and Workshops (combined)

Gain an understanding of sales and use tax, district tax, taxable and nontaxable labor, as well as foreign and interstate taxability. Discover exemptions and deductions which may be available to you. Determine how AB 147 and the Market Place Facilitator Act affects your business. Then, get step-by-step instructions on how to file a Sales and Use Tax return electronically using our new online services system.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Monday, January 30, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Monday, February 13, 2023
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Monday, March 20, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

CDTFA Services for Small Businesses

When it comes to small business, the CDTFA is at your service! Learn how to connect with live personnel via phone, chat, or through social media. Stay informed with emailed notices, newsletters, and bulletins. Tax guides, publications, and tax rates can all be accessed through our website. Our open data portal provides research and statistics, while our Taxpayer Rights Advocate can help with appeals. This instructor-led resource guide is conducted through Microsoft Teams, and should be viewed via a pc or laptop, NOT a phone or mobile device.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Thursday, March 23, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar Via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Food Industry Webinars and Workshops

Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Food Trucks, Caterers – don’t miss this special webinar from the CDTFA! Learn how to navigate the complex menu of what foods are taxable and non-taxable, the “80/80 Rule,” and combo meals. Understand the law regarding employee meals, gratuities, catering and coupons. All that and more in this special webinar created just for you.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, March 2, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Monday, March 13, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Internet and Home-Based Businesses Webinars and Workshops

Many owners are surprised to find no blanket exemption for their Internet and home-based businesses. Learn how the recent Wayfair decision and marketplace facilitator rules have affected your online sales. Determine if you need a seller’s permit or are simply a qualified purchaser or 6015 retailer. Discover when district tax is applicable and how to sell items “tax included.” Consignment sales and drop shipping are also part of this informative presentation.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Exemption Webinars and Workshops

A no-nonsense incentive offering California manufacturers and research & development firms a sales tax break on their equipment purchases. See who and what qualifies, and the simplified paperwork. Everything from repair parts to full manufacturing plants. This savings is also available to contractors and sub-contractors working for a manufacturer, as well as electric power generating companies.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Friday, February 3, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, March 23, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Motor Vehicle Dealers Webinars and Workshops

"All dealers must go!" to this huge inventory of tax tips for sellers of automobiles. This full line of topics include: leasing, repossessions, trade-ins, loaners, demonstrators, and consignments. New requirements for the DMV, California Battery and Tire Fees, and interstate commerce exemptions are unveiled. Plus, special situations involving your Native American, foreign, and veteran customers.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

CDTFA's website has evolved so that you can address almost every sales tax situation online! This class gives you step-by-step instruction on how to perform our most common tasks, all originating from our home page. How to use the search engine, find a tax rate, or locate tax tutorials. Learn the quickest way to find forms, publications, tax guides or register for updates. Request written tax advice, verify a permit, link to other tax agencies, it's all covered in this live demonstration.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Monday, February 13, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Sales and Use Tax for Nonprofit Organizations Webinars and Workshops

Many are surprised to learn that there is no blanket exemption and that a sellers’ permit is required for most nonprofits. Get the rules that apply to your particular 501(c)(3), religious, youth, veteran, school, fraternal or other charitable organization. You’ll receive instruction on holding that spaghetti dinner or pancake breakfast, selling gift baskets, conducting raffles, and other taxable fund raisers.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar vis Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Partial Tax Exemptions for the Agriculture Industry Webinars and Workshops

Harvest considerable savings as we teach you how to cultivate tax exemptions on farm equipment, machinery, and diesel fuel. Learn who qualifies, what equipment is covered, and how it must be used. You could reap the savings on repair parts, solar facilities, dairy equipment, poultry and egg production, and even certain agricultural and horticultural buildings.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Monday, February 6, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Sales and Use Tax for Auto Repair Shops Webinars and Workshops

Open the hood on your taxability of parts and labor. Get the scoop on tools and supply items, and the rules on invoicing. Learn about use tax and how to complete a resale certificate. We’ll run down the tax implications of sublet repairs and working on vehicles for resale too. Tires, batteries, glass, paint and bodywork are all covered in this specialized class for Auto Repair.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Thursday, February 16, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, February 23, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, March 17, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Micrsoft Teams Register Online English

Sales and Use Tax for Construction Contractors Webinars and Workshops

Construction contractors and subcontractors can build a firm foundation of sales and use tax as it applies to your building projects. We'll frame the tax differences between Lump Sum, Time and Material, and Cost-Plus-A-Fee contracts. Then we'll assemble tax implications of materials, fixtures, machinery, and equipment as well as nailing down charges for fabrication and repair labor.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Sales and Use Tax for Convenience Stores Webinars and Workshops

Just like your store, you'll find a little bit everything in this informative presentation. Pick up convenience store tips on mobile telephony, CRV, CalFresh, and lottery. Common quick-stop taxables and non-taxables are discussed like diapers or hot and cold food. Learn the responsibilities of a tobacco retailer and what to expect during inspections.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Sales and Use Tax for Photographers Webinars and Workshops

Develop your knowledge of sales and use tax as it applies to professional photography. This session exposes you to topics like digital vs. tangible photographs, reproduction rights, and technology transfer agreements. We will go frame-by-frame on subjects like stock photography, third party online galleries, and preliminary & finished art. Whether you're a portrait, wedding, or commercial photographer, we will capture the subjects you need.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Monday, March 20, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Sales Tax Return Preparation Webinars and Workshops

Get step-by-step instructions on how to file your Sales and Use Tax return electronically using our new online services system. Learn how to pay use tax, figure out deductions, and calculate district tax when it’s applicable to your sales. You’ll finish with the know-how to file your sales and use tax return completely online!


Date Location Registration Link Language
Friday, February 10, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Friday, February 10, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Monday, March 13, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Thursday, March 30, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Taxes and Fees for the Wine Industry Webinars and Workshops

Get more than a taste of taxable and non-taxable sales, the alcoholic beverage tax, and other required licenses and permits as they apply to wine makers and sellers. Your selection of topics includes taxability of wine tastings, ingredients, oak barrels, and labels and packaging. We go straight to the vineyard to discuss taxes related to fertilizer, insecticides, seeds, plants, and farming exemptions. Cheers!


Date Location Registration Link Language
Thursday, February 16, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

Used Car Dealers Tax Return Preparation Webinars and Workshops

Kick the tires on this brand-new presentation for used car dealers that pay tax directly to the DMV. You'll get a step-by-step test drive on filling out a sales and use tax return. We cover the online procedure bumper to bumper including schedules C, A, and the new MV. ROS requirements, plus retail, wholesale, and out-of-state sales are all on the table in this helpful new class.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

What to Expect During an Audit Webinars and Workshops

Give yourself piece of mind should you be selected for audit. Learn what to expect from your first notification letter through the exit conference. Avoid common errors and hear what records to keep. Discover what might have generated the audit, what an auditor looks for, and what are their forms of analysis. You can even self-assess with our Managed Audit Program.


Date Location Registration Link Language
Thursday, March 16, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT
Online Webinar via Microsoft Teams Register Online English

CDTFA Events Calendar

  • AGIN – Partial Tax Exemptions for the Agriculture Industry
  • AUD – What to Expect During an Audit
  • AUTO – Sales and Use Tax for Auto Repair Shops
  • BID – Businesses Impacted by Disaster
  • BRK – Basic Recordkeeping
  • BSUT – Basic Sales & Use Tax
  • BSUT/TRP – Basic Sales & Use Tax/Tax Return Preparation
  • BSUTZH – 基本銷售和使用稅網絡研討會
  • BSUTSP – Seminario Web Basico de Impuestos sobre las Ventas y el Uso
  • CANN – Cannabis
  • CNVS – Sales and Use Tax for Convenience Stores
  • COCO – Construction Contractors
  • ESCR – Escrow
  • FDI – Food Industry
  • GSO – Gas Station Owner Tax
  • IFTA – International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Return Filing Webinar
  • LQST – Liquor Stores
  • IHBB – Internet & Home-Based Business
  • INDE – Interior Design and Decoration
  • MFG – Manufacturers' Exemption
  • MVD – Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • NAV – Navigating CDTFA's Website Webinar
  • NBO – New Business Orientation
  • NP – Nonprofit
  • OFC – Online Filing Clinic
  • PHOT – Sales and Use Tax for Photographers Webinar
  • RE – Virtual Open House Webinar
  • SBSL – Small Business Seminar (Live Event)
  • SBSW – Small Business Seminar (Online)
  • SSB – CDTFA Services for Small Businesses
  • TRP – Tax Return Preparation
  • UCTRP – Used Car Dealers Tax Return Preparation Webinar
  • WINE – Taxes and Fees for the Wine Industry Webinar

Classes for Cigarette and Tobacco Product Retailers

Coming in 2023 Cigarette and Tobacco Product Retailer live MS Teams webinars. These webinars are for retailers who sell or plan to sell cigarettes or tobacco products in California (includes "vaping" products containing nicotine). This class is designed to inform, answer questions, and help retailers understand the state's requirements and their responsibilities as a vendor of tobacco products in California. During the class we will cover topics such as:

  • Who must be licensed
  • Sales of electronic smoking (vaping) devices such as eCigarettes
  • What to expect during a CDTFA inspection
  • What records you must maintain at your business location
  • What violations can result in the seizure of your products
  • Recent changes in law that may affect your sales of tobacco products
  • What rights you have as a taxpayer, and much more…

If you are unable to attend you may review the class information online at Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Online Seminar for Retailers. The information provided in this tutorial is similar to that covered in the webinar.

Sales Tax Educational Opportunities

Online Tutorial for Sales and Use Tax – As an alternative to attending an instructor led class you can try our tutorial online, which provides the information in a self-paced environment.

Basic Sales and Use Tax Class – This instructor led class assists taxpayers in the following areas:

  • Preparing a sales and use tax return
  • Supporting and reporting exempt sales
  • Using a resale certificate
  • Determining what is taxable and non-taxable labor
  • Maintaining adequate records

Sales and Use Tax Return Preparation Class – This instructor led class assists taxpayers in preparing a sales and use tax return. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own sales and use tax return along with any documentation pertaining to that return period.


Online Filing Clinics – Bring your sales and exemptions totals and file your own Sales & Use Tax return online during these all-day clinics. Extra CDTFA tax professionals will be on hand to lend assistance and answer your questions should you encounter any difficulties. No appointment is necessary for this free walk-in clinic.


New Business Orientation Class – These one hour sessions are designed for new business owners. These informal sessions will give a brief demonstration of our resources and how to file your taxes online. CDTFA staff will be available to answer your sales and use tax questions as it relates to your business or industry.


Recordkeeping Class – What records should you keep, how detailed, and for how long? What needs to be reflected on your receipts? Learn how to verify a seller's permit and use resale certificates for your protection. Determine proper documentation in foreign and interstate commerce, as well as other common exemptions and deductions. You'll discover how good recordkeeping will reduce your fear of audit and improve your business operation.


Small Business Tax Seminar – This half day seminar is held throughout the state and brings together representatives from California's tax agencies. Small business owners can learn about compliance issues and get their questions answered. Topics may include avoiding common sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, forms of ownership, and better business through better records.


Tax Seminar for Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations – This half day seminar is held throughout the state and brings together representatives from California's tax agencies. Nonprofit operators can learn how to stay compliant with tax laws and focus on their mission to improve the local community. Continuing Education Credit is given for enrolled agents, CPAs, and tax practitioners who qualify. You must stay all day to receive the four credits. Topics may include sales and use tax for nonprofit organizations, employee taxes for nonprofits, property tax exemption, and compliance for exempt organizations.


Taxpayer Educational Consultation Program (TECP) – This free program is designed to provide individualized tax education and assistance to new taxpayers that started a business in the last twelve months and filed at least two sales and use tax returns. You will receive a one-on-one consultation from a trained staff member who will review your business operations and recordkeeping system. Consultations are not audits, however, you will need to provide the staff member with access to your books and records so we can provide you with the best information and help make your business a success. To participate, or for more information and to verify if your business qualifies, please contact your local office today to schedule an appointment.


Online Resources

Speakers Bureau

Request a Speaker

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Speakers Bureau is committed to educating the business community on sales and use tax, property tax, and special taxes and fees laws and programs. We are also dedicated to informing the community about the function and purpose of the CDTFA. As such, the CDTFA Speakers Bureau provides free access to our subject matter experts. Representatives present on a broad variety of topics, providing technical information through presentations, workshops, serving as panel members, and/or staffing information tables at your event. Below is a list of frequently requested topics.

  • Basic Sales & Use Tax
  • Avoiding Sales & Use Tax Common Mistakes
  • Basic Sales and Use Tax & Return Preparation
  • Food Industry Seminar
  • Sales & Use Tax for Nonprofit & Exempt Organizations
  • Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Appeals Overview for Business Owners and Tax Professionals – "Weighing Your Options"

In addition to speaker and staff requests, the Speakers Bureau program offers services to foreign tax delegations visiting the United States from other countries. This service includes a tour and a presentation to the group.