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Price Gouging

Learn your rights and the responsibilities of businesses to prevent price gouging after a disaster.

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Debt collectors calling? Learn your rights & responsibilities at an upcoming workshop.

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Consumer News


Get the Max from Your Tax Return

You have worked all year and now it’s time to complete your 2015 tax return. Filing out your own taxes can be complicated and hiring the right tax preparer can be nerve-racking. How do you make sure you get all available tax credits and refunds? Follow these tips.


Keep Protecting Yourself After the Disaster

Emergencies, such as the current gas leak in Porter Ranch, might cause significant damage. Some people try to profit from those who are most vulnerable. Know the difference between those who help and harm.


Entrepreneurs, Try Our New Small Business Services in 2016

If you’re thinking about starting a business in the New Year, we can help turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality. DCBA is proud to offer the Small Business Concierge and now Small Business Saturdays, a free, informative workshop series to help prospective business owners in L.A. County.