Income Tax Short 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
Fees Professional 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

*The MN Tax hour will not be reported to the IRS.


72nd Annual Income Tax Short Course
Locations Dates
Brooklyn Park
Edinburgh, USA
Saint Cloud
St. Cloud Civic Center
Grand Rapids
Sawmill Inn
Detroit Lakes
M State Campus - Detroit Lakes
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
Mankato City Center Hotel
Ramada Inn - Marshall
Holiday Inn Owatonna
South Metro
Eagan Community Center
Saint Paul
Continuing Education Conference Center
ONLINE                                                 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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