OSU Income Tax Schools Set for November, December

October 23, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension has announced its annual schedule of OSU Income Tax Schools, which last year drew more than 800 participants.

The schools are offered at eight locations around Ohio, are designed for people who prepare income tax returns, and cost $335.

The teaching team for the schools includes three OSU Extension faculty and two current and two retired employees of the Internal Revenue Service. Three of the seven will be at each location.

“We’re in our 49th year of offering these schools,” said OSU Extension’s David Marrison, the interim director and one of the instructors for the schools. “Our blend of Ohio State faculty and IRS professionals allows us to offer one of the highest-rated income tax continuing education programs in the nation.”

Here’s the schedule:

  • Nov. 13-14: Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell (Columbus area).
  • Nov. 15-16: Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 State Route 590, Gibsonburg (Fremont area).
  • Nov. 19-20: Kent Student Center, Kent State University, 800 E. Summit St., Kent.
  • Nov. 27-28: Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering (Dayton area).
  • Nov. 29-30: John C. Meyers Convocation Center, Ashland University, 820 Claremont Ave., Ashland.
  • Dec. 4-5: Old Barn Out Back, 3175 W. Elm St., Lima.
  • Dec. 6-7: Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave., Chillicothe.
  • Dec. 11-12: Campus Center, Ohio University Zanesville, 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville.

The registration fee includes the 700-plus-page National Income Tax Workbook, which is published by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation; the RIA 2013 Federal Tax Handbook, which is valued at $75; and all meals, meeting rooms, instructor fees and additional reference materials.

The schools offer continuing education credit for attorneys, enrolled agents, certified public accountants and certified financial planners. The schools also fulfill the new 15-hour requirement for registered tax return preparers.

“OSU Extension’s strength is developing high-quality instructional programs for Ohio citizens, and these schools are no exception,” Marrison said.

“The citizens of Ohio benefit, as their tax professionals are better trained to meet their individual taxpayer needs.”

Also scheduled is the 2012 Agricultural Tax Issues and Form Preparation Workshop, a Dec. 17 teleconference on the special issues of farm tax returns presented by the University of Wisconsin’s Phil Harris. The program’s $125 registration fee includes an agricultural issues manual, lunch, refreshments and eight hours of continuing education credit. The workshop can be attended at locations in Ashtabula, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Franklin, Noble, Putnam, Ross, Wayne and Wyandot counties.

For more information about the Income Tax Schools and the Agricultural Tax Issues Workshop, including online registration and complete continuing education details, go to http://go.osu.edu/taxschools.

OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. 

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Author(s): 
Kurt Knebusch
Source(s): 
David Marrison