Several tax classes available this fall

Hello northeast Ohio. Isn’t autumn a wonderful time? I really love this time of year. The cooler nights, the smells and sights of harvest and the spectacular colors of the leaves all make northeast Ohio a great place to live.

Farm tax program

Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes will have an opportunity to attend a one day farm tax workshop scheduled for Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at nine locations across Ohio.

This workshop will be taught by Phil Harris, professor of agricultural economics, University of Wisconsin, via teleconference. This program has been designed for tax practitioners who have a significant number of farm clients and therefore need a substantial amount of information on agricultural tax issues.

Participants will hear an audiotape of a live lecture given by Harris, supplemented with a slide presentation. Harris will be available for questions during two conference calls during the day, and OSU faculty will be in the meeting rooms to answer questions.

Registrants will receive a 200-page supplemental book. The locations for the 2011 Agricultural Issues Workshops are: Caldwell, Chillicothe, Columbus, Greenville, Jefferson, Ottawa, Upper Sandusky, Urbana and Wooster, Ohio.

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Tax classes

OSU Extension and The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics Department are offering the 48th Annual OSU Income Tax Schools at eight locations across Ohio in November and December.

These two-day schools are designed for individuals who have some experience preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Instruction will focus on federal tax law changes and on the issues that tax preparers may encounter in 2011 preparing tax returns.

The schools also will include an Ohio income tax update. Qualified instructors will explain and interpret tax regulations and recent changes in tax laws.

The registration fee includes the workbook and other reference materials, instructor fees, meals, meeting rooms and other expenses.

Materials

Participants in the Tax Schools will receive the 2012 RIA Federal Tax Handbook and the 700 page National Income Tax Workbook (including a searchable CD containing the 2004-2011 workbook) prepared by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation especially for the income tax schools held in Ohio and 30 other states.

The National Income Tax Workbook is available only as a part of the tax school registration. Continuing education credit for accountants, enrolled agents, attorneys, and certified financial planners will be offered.

The tax school locations are in Dayton, Columbus, Fremont, Kent, Ashland, Chillicothe, Lima and Zanesville. The pre-registration fee for each workshop is $330 with late registration $355. The fee includes all materials, lunches, and refreshments.

The first day program begins at 9 a.m. and adjourns at 5 p.m.; the second day resumes at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. In addition, a 2 hour ethics session will be offered at the Kent, Columbus and Lima locations during the first evening of these three schools. The registration fee for the ethics workshop is $60 per person.

Complete workshop information for the OSU income tax schools, the ethics workshops, and the agricultural issues workshops can all be found at http://incometaxschools.osu.edu.

Registration

A downloadable registration form as well as online registration is available at this location. Information can also be received by contacting Warren Lee, Ohio Income Tax Schools Coordinator, at 614-292-6308 or lee.69@osu.edu

Northeast, Ohio, have a great fall!

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(David Marrison is an agricultural extension educator in Ashtabula County.) More Stories by David Marrison

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