Ohio State University to Offer Series of Tax Schools Statewide, November and December


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experienced tax preparers wanting to learn about federal tax law changes and updates for this year as well as learn more about issues they may encounter when filing individual and small business 2013 tax returns can take advantage of a series of two-day income tax schools offered by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The eight OSU Income Tax Schools will focus on interpreting tax regulations and recent changes in tax laws to help tax preparers, accountants, financial planners and attorneys advise their clients, said Larry Gearhardt, director of the Ohio State University Income Tax School Program of Ohio State University Extension.

OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of the college.

“The schools are an intermediate level course and will also include information on Ohio income taxes,” he said.

Participants in the tax schools will receive the 2013 National Income Tax Workbook prepared by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation especially for the income tax schools held in Ohio and 30 other states.

The tax schools will offer continuing education credit, including 100 minutes of ethics, for accountants, enrolled agents, attorneys and certified financial planners, Gearhardt said.

Topics include:

  • New Legislation
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Rulings and Cases
  • Individual Taxpayer Issues
  • Business Issues
  • Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues
  • IRS Issues
  • Tax Practice
  • Education Provisions
  • Construction Industry
  • Schedule E (Form 1040) Issues
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Natural Resources
  • Tax Issues in Divorce
  • Tax Rates and Useful Tables

The preregistration fee for each workshop is $325 with late registration $350. The fee includes all materials, lunches and refreshments. The first day program begins at 8 a.m. and adjourns at 5:25 p.m.; the second day resumes at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:25 p.m. The deadline to enroll in the tax schools is 10 business days prior to the date of each school, Gearhardt said.

The eight tax school dates and locations are as follows:

Columbus – Nov. 12-13
Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center
10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell

Fremont – Nov. 14-15
Ole Zim’s Wagonshed
1375 State Route 590, Gibsonburg

Kent – Nov. 18-19
Kent State University-Student Center
Summit Street, Kent

Dayton – Nov. 20-21 
Presidential Banquet Center
4548 Presidential Way, Kettering

Lima – Nov. 25-26
Old Barn Out Back
3175 W. Elm Street, Lima

Ashland – Dec. 3-4
Ashland University-Convocation Center
820 Claremont Ave. Ashland

Chillicothe - Dec. 5-6
Ross County Service Center
475 Western Ave., Chillicothe

Zanesville – Dec. 11-12
Ohio University-Zanesville Branch Campus Center
1425 Newark Road, Zanesville

More information on the workshops, including how to register, can be found at http://go.osu.edu/WsW. Participants may also contact Gearhardt at 614-292-2433 or by email at gearhardt.5@osu.edu

Tracy Turner
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Larry Gearhardt