Understanding financial reports: Vancouver SCORE will present a workshop with a layman's basic guide to business financial statements and how they can be used to plan/manage a small business, with several hands-on business ratios exercises, 9 a.m. to noon at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St., Room 120. Cost, $55. Limited to six attendees. * www.scorevancouver.org, 360-699-1079.Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on how to avoid problems with estates, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Volunteer management conference: A one-day series of workshops primarily for people new to working with volunteers, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Club Green Meadows, 7703 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver. Cost is $65-$85; includes lunch and materials. *
Home foreclosure prevention: The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program hosts a free foreclosure prevention and information seminar from 6-7 p.m. March 4 at 1409 Franklin St., Suite 101, Vancouver. The foreclosure process and timelines are explained and homeowners are provided with information about accessing free legal services. * Jacky Sabin, program coordinator, 360-334-4007.Free webinar: Washington State Department of Revenue will host a free live webinar for new and small business owners 10 to 11 a.m. March 12. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Space is limited. * Register by Feb. 28 at www.dor.wa.gov/workshops; provide your name, company name, phone number and email address.
Fee tax help for low income: Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 15. Photo ID is required for the taxpayer present and must bring acceptable proof of Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for every person on the tax return. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer assistance with personal income tax returns at the following sites: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.; Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C E. Tenney Road; Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave.; Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth St., Battle Ground; Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.; Community Housing Resource Center, 103 E. 29th St.
- 888-687-2277 or http://aarp-tax-aide-sw-washington.org
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