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Courses and Registration

Income Tax Short Course

Tax practitioners attending the Income Tax Short Course will:

  • Appreciate the value of ethical behavior
  • Become aware of legislative changes to federal tax law and implementing regulations
  • Review basic tax law and its application to selected situations
  • Be better able to deal with individual taxpayer and business tax issues
  • Be able to develop a tax research process
  • Be able to apply recent court rulings and cases in their practices
  • Become familiar with changes in Minnesota tax law
  • Satisfy continuing education requirements

Topics covered in the 2014 workbook:

  •  New legislation that affects tax returns for 2014 and future years
  • Rulings and cases issued from September 2013 through August 2014
  • Mandates for the Affordable Care Act including both the individual mandate and mandates for employers
  • Individual taxpayer issues including issues for parents of disabled children, dealing with identity theft, and portability of the estate tax exemption equivalent
  • Business issues such as per diem rules, startup expenses, correcting depreciation errors, and method of accounting
  • Agricultural and natural resource issues including allocating crop insurance payment between crop loss and revenue loss, water issues, and material participation
  • Business entities covering making the S election, the need for adequate compensation, and gifting shares to family members
  • IRS issues including employment tax issues, audit reconsideration, and collection issues
  • Ethics including a case study approach to address such ethical issues in light of Circular 230 rules
  • Form 4797 use for reporting certain property transactions
  • Fiduciary tax issues such as income distribution and basis of assets
  • Updated income tax rates and other rates and thresholds that change

View a detailed list of topics from the 2014 National Income Tax Workbook.

Comprehensive course materials

Your course materials will include:

  • 2014 National Income Tax Workbook
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue Individual Income Tax Manual
  • Bonus CD with multiple years of tax workbooks in a searchable format.  

If you can't attend the course but would like a copy of the materials, call 612-624-4000 to order.

72nd Annual Income Tax Short Course
FeesProfessional Credits

$305     Early bird fee (four weeks before the event)
$360     Regular fee
$199     VITA volunteers

16  CPE hours or CFP credits: 2 Ethics hours, 3 Federal Tax Law hours, 10 Federal Tax Update hours, 1 hour MNDOR
13 CLE hours


72nd Annual Income Tax Short Course
Brooklyn Park
Edinburgh, USA
October 27 - 28, 2014
Saint Cloud
St. Cloud Civic Center
October 28 - 29, 2014
Grand Rapids
Sawmill Inn
October 29 - 30, 2014
Detroit Lakes
M State Campus - Detroit Lakes
October 30 - 31, 2014
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
November 3 - 4, 2014
Mankato City Center Hotel
November 4 - 5, 2014
Ramada Inn - Marshall
November 5 - 6, 2014
Holiday Inn Owatonna
November 10 - 11, 2014
South Metro
Eagan Community Center
November 24 - 25, 2014
Saint Paul
Continuing Education Conference Center
January 9 - 10, 2015
ONLINE - Coming Soon                                                   December 15, 2014 - May 31, 2015

 To register by mail or fax, fill out the registration form and follow mailing instructions on upper right hand corner.


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