Extension service to sponsor tax schools
Professional tax preparers, farmers, small business owners, and anyone else interested in income tax preparation can take part in one of the two-day 2012 Income Tax Schools around the state.
The schools are sponsored by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Service. The school is open to anyone regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. The schools run until Dec. 4 in selected cities across the state.
Classes are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The tax schools cover small business and farm tax issues. Topics to be covered include: retirement, individual issues, small business, divorce, succession planning, healthcare, information reporting, agriculture, ethics, S corporations, IRS update, rulings and cases, and new legislation.
The instructors are tax experts with extensive experience with the Internal Revenue Service. Representatives from the State of Arkansas will also conduct sessions. The schools will be in:
--Fort Smith, Kay Rodgers Park, Nov. 5 to 6;
--Batesville, UA Livestock and Forestry Center, Nov. 8 to 9;
--Monticello, UAM Library, Nov. 12 to 13;
--West Memphis, West Memphis Utility Commission, Nov. 15 to 16;
--Texarkana, Rural Electric Cooperative Building, Nov. 19 to 20;
--Hot Springs, Clarion, Nov. 26 to 27;
--Jonesboro, ASU Delta Center. for Economic Development (off campus), Nov. 29 to 30; and
--Little Rock, Cooperative Extension Service-State Office, Dec. 3 to 4.
The program meets the guidelines for 16 hours of credit for continuing professional education as defined by the State Board of Public Accountancy. The Cooperative Extension Service will provide tax manuals and reference materials for participants. Registration costs are $220 per person, except Batesville, at which lunch will be served, changing cost to $235.
Registration will be accepted until the last day of the conference provided space is available.
Registering early will ensure that tax materials and seating are available. Registration is available online by visiting http://taxschool.uaex.edu.
For registration materials or more information, contact Aly Signorelli or Kim Magee at 501-671-2072 or your county offices of the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.