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Tax Workshop Addresses Agricultural Issues

November 15, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes will have an opportunity to attend a one-day farm tax workshop on Dec. 17.

The Agricultural Tax Issues Workshop will supplement the 2007 National Income Tax Workbook and is intended for tax practitioners who have a significant number of farm clients and need a substantial amount of information on agricultural tax issues.

The workshop, sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and Ohio State University's Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, will be held at the following locations:

• Caldwell -- OSU Extension Southeast Region office, 16714 Wolf Run Road, Caldwell; contact Vickie Snyder at (740) 732-2381 or

• Chillicothe -- Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave., Chillicothe; contact Marianne Guthrie at (740) 702-3200 or

• Columbus -- Holiday Inn on the Lane, 328 W. Lane Ave., Columbus; contact Warren Lee or Barb Lee at (614) 292-6308 or

• Greenville -- OSU Extension Darke County office, 603 Wagner Ave., Greenville; contact Warren Lee or Barb Lee at (614) 292-6308 or

• Ottawa -- OSU Extension Putnam County office, 219 South Oak St., Ottawa; contact Warren Lee or Barb Lee at (614) 292-6308 or

• Urbana -- OSU Extension Champaign County office, 1512 South US Highway 68, Suite B100, Urbana; contact Warren Lee or Barb Lee at (614) 292-6308 or

• Upper Sandusky -- OSU Extension Wyandot County office, 109 S. Sandusky, Room 16, Upper Sandusky; contact Warren Lee or Barb Lee at (614) 292-6308 or

• Wooster -- OSU Extension Center at Wooster, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster; contact Vickie Snyder at (740) 732-2381 or

Registration fee is $110 and needs to be received by Dec. 7. At all locations, registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m.

Topics covered during the workshop include crop insurance and disaster payments; defining farm income; flexible cash rents; deferral of income from milk sales; domestic production activities deduction; Form 1099 requirements for farmers; and safe harbors for farmers.

The workshop will be taught by Phil Harris, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin. An audiotape of Harris wll be supplemented by his slide presentation on current agricultural issues. Harris will be available for questions during two scheduled conference calls and Ohio State University Extension faculty will also be available to answer questions. Participants will also receive a 300-page book on agricultural tax issues.

The workshop has been accepted for continuing education credits by the Accountancy Board of Ohio, IRS Director of Practice and the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Workshop information, a downloadable registration form, and online registration are available at the following Web site: and clicking on "Ag Issues Workshops" or by contacting Warren Lee, Ohio Income Tax Schools, at (614) 292-6308, or

Candace Pollock
Warren Lee