Sales Tax Solutions Webinar

Rendezvous at the Races

Thursday, June 28 I 11am - 12pm I PIASD Member: 439, Non Member: $59

Sales tax audits in the printing industry are inevitable, and the typical result is a large assessment of tax, interest, and penalties as well as a new, stricter appeals process.

Beginning in 2018, most duties performed by the State Board of Equalization (BOE) have transferred to the newly created California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)and the Office of Tax Appeals. The restructuring has changed the audit and appeal process-a process which will make it more challenging for companies to contest and appeal the results of sales and use tax audits.





Thursday, August 9  I  1-5pm  I  $59/$79  I  Del Mar Race Track

Join us at our popular Annual Meeting featuring a famous San Diego tradition for a rendezvous at the races! We've planned a fabulous afternoon for all our friends in the graphic arts industry.  Join us in our private Sky Room where you'll enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the track, cocktails, food, mingling, air-conditioning, raffle prizes and fun!




The Printing Industries of America has launched its new and improved iLearning Center and even more exciting news - this eLearning platform is now free for all Printer Members!


The iLearning Center features courses ranging from marketing to prepress to sales and more, all tailored to the printing industry. All courses are developed and taught by industry expert instructors. Your employees can now learn brush up their skills or learn a new technique, all at no cost to you.

How to Access the iLearning Center from Printing Industries of America on Vimeo.

We are now offering members for a limited time, a free review of their environmental and safety compliance programs. The safety component involves review of necessary written safety programs, assessment of efforts and procedures for identifying workplace hazards and reducing accidents and exposure to harmful situations and substances. It also includes training of personnel in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and use of protective clothing and equipment. The environmental component involves a review of a company’s approach  to complying with environmental regulations, such as managing hazardous waste to air emissions.

Call Gerry Bonetto at (909) 214-0944  for more information.



Looking for quality vendors to keep  your business productive yet prudent? Look no further than the Supplier Members of PIASD!

Support businesses that take an active interest in our industry through PIASD Membership - AND offer the top quality products and services you need to keep your business competitive! More. 


dollars_moneyEveryone complains about sales taxes. So, why not take advantage of an almost 50% reduction in sales taxes on equipment? Regulation 1525.4 allows businesses in manufacturing to purchase manufacturing equipment at a reduced sales and use tax rate for purchases occurring on or after 7/01/14. The partial exemption is 4.185% for the period of 7/01/14 to 12/31/16 and then will adjust to 3.9375% on 1/01/17 through the end of the program. The exemption will be taken at the time of purchase, with the exclusion recorded on your sales & use tax return. When making a qualified purchase, you provide the seller with an exemption certificate to obtain the reduced tax rate. To receive the exemption, you must complete an exemption certificate and give it to the seller. Download here


Every day, you’re faced with problems like handling a problem customer, working with a troublesome employee or trying to get satisfaction from an equipment vendor while at the same time, getting the work out and making some money.

This can be tough stuff, but others are fighting the same battles every day—sharing their experience can be both reassuring and enlightening.  The challenge is finding people in the same boat but who are not competitors.

The virtual peer group is the answer.  It’s an opportunity for owners of similar firms but in different areas to get together electronically with a facilitator to share and learn.  To find out how call PIA/SD at 858.800.6900 today!

Download the Virtual Peer Group Application to get started. Virtual Peer Group Application

Let AGA's Professional Staff Work Diligently To Turn Past Due Receivables into Cash Flow!

 Every month a delinquent account has debt left unpaid, the chances of recovery decline. Most companies wait 120 days, 180 days -- or longer, before turning delinquent accounts over to a 3rd party collections agency. Why does it matter? The longer you wait, the less collectible your debt is and the more your bottom line is affected.

 AGA's unwavering commitment to the task at hand ensures that its clients -- from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies -- have the highest possible business debt collection rates on delinquent business accounts. Above all, they are dedicated to getting the job done while protecting your brand name and your highly valued business-to-business relationships.

Thousands of leading manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and finance companies rely on AGA to help sustain a healthy balance sheet while adding profits to the bottom line. They specialize in debt collecting from those business accounts that have passed beyond the point of no return.


A discussion on PIA's HR ListServ revolved around a breach of confidentiality on a project and how to handle it.  With more and more print providers expanding their services, confidentiality becomes a large issue.  Do you have a policy?  Is it in writing?  Is it enforceable?  More importantly did legal counsel review?  For more thoughts on this topic, as well as non-compete agreements, check out this article on Printing Industries of America's website (password required). 


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