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Courses and Registration

71st Annual 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 2013 workbook:

  • New legislation that affects tax returns for 2013 and future years
  • Rulings and cases issued from September 2012 through August 2013
  • New provisions for practitioners regarding the Affordable Care Act including employer credit for low-income employees
  • Individual taxpayer issues including Form 8949 reporting for investments, wages paid to household workers, savings bonds, and gambling
  • Business issues such as single-member 401(k) and summary of domestic production activity deduction
  • Agricultural and natural resource issues including labor issues, depreciation rules, and effects of 2012 drought on 2013 tax return
  • Business entities covering the tax consequences of buying and selling partnerships, corporations, and LLCs
  • IRS issues including the Mortgage Debt Relief Act and the Automated Underreported (CP2000) and soft notices
  • Ethics including a case study approach to address such ethical issues as who is entitled to receive copies of entity returns
  • Education Provisions details education tax credits, deduction, and exclusions, and the interactions of those rules
  • Tax issues in divorce including dependent exemption deduction and allocation of itemized deductions
  • Updated income tax rates and other rates and thresholds that change


View a detailed list of topics for the 2013 National Income Tax Workbook.

Comprehensive course materials

Your course materials will include:

  • 2013 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.


71st Annual Income Tax Short Course
Fees Professional Credits

$295     Early bird fee (four weeks before the event)
$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


71st Annual Income Tax Short Course
Locations Dates
Brooklyn Park
Edinburgh, USA
October 28-29, 2013
Saint Cloud
St. Cloud Civic Center
October 29-30, 2013
Grand Rapids
Sawmill Inn
October 30 - 31, 2013
Detroit Lakes
Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes
October 31 - November 1, 2013
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
November 4 - 5, 2013
Mankato City Center Hotel
November 5 - 6, 2013
Southwest State University
November 6 - 7, 2013
Holiday Inn Owatonna
November 11 - 12, 2013
South Metro
Eagan Community Center
November 18 - 19, 2013
Saint Paul
Continuing Education Conference Center
January 3 - 4. 2014
ONLINE                                                    January 1 - June 30, 2014

To register by mail, please fill out the registration form.


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