Get up to speed on tax prep at UVM

BURLINGTON Learn the latest about income tax preparation for 2008. The University of Vermont Extension, cooperating with the Internal Revenue service, Vermont Department of Taxes, and Vermont Tax Practitioners Association, is offering a two-day income tax preparation school. Participants who attend the entire session receive 16 hours of continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit including 1 hour of Ethics. On Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7, Extension sponsors the class at American Legion Post 26 in White River Junction. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 12 and 13, the class is at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Classes on the first day include new legislation, individual taxpayer issues, business issues, loss deduction limits, and agricultural issues, as well as an optional bonus session on practical application to ethical issues taught by Ron DeCoigne, CPA, IRS agent (retired). The second day's schedule encompasses rulings and cases, IRS issues, ethics, and Vermont income taxes. Registration is limited; the $285 fee includes instruction, lunches, refreshments, and tax workbook with CD. Other instructors include Chris Bixby, CFP, EA, CSA; Steve Cairns, EA; Bob Fett, IRS taxpayer advocate; Jeff Fothergill, CPA; Gloria Hobson, Vermont Department of Taxes; IRS staff; Dennis Kauppila, University of Vermont Extension farm business management specialist and associate professor; Lauren Jarvi, EA, CFP; Mark Moye, EA; Glenn Rogers, Extension farm management specialist and professor; and Annette Spaulding, Vermont Tax Preparers. In addition, Donald Hunt, EA; Lorraine Laba, EA; and Shirley Plwrth, EA, CFP, are workshop facilitators, and Laurence Beinert, Nicholas Bullock, C. Kirk Clarke, and Pamela Rodriguez, CPA, will act as question and answer facilitators. Participants may register online at www.uvm.edu/extension/tax school.

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