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 2016 workbook

  • New legislation that affects tax returns for 2016 and future years
  • Rulings and cases issued from September 2015 through August 2016
  • Updates and new guidance for the Affordable Care Act, emphasizing issues for smaller employers
  • Individual taxpayer issues including crowdfunding and fantasy sports income, new proposed regulations on innocent/injured spouse relief, deducting expenses of home care for children and seniors
  • Business issues such as casualty losses, Schedule K-1 for S corporations and partnerships, repair regulations applicable to rentals
  • Agricultural and natural resource issues including valuation of growing crops, Conservation Reserve Program Issues, Payments to 4-H or FFA members
  • Business entities covering S corporation elections and conversions, Form 1023-EZ update, new procedures for submission and review of applications for tax exempt status
  • IRS issues including New Form 2848 and Power of Attorney, Identity Theft, IRS Appeals, and IRS Future State initiative to increase e-filing and payment options, and expand services
  • Retirement covering common retirement tax issues such as taxability of social security benefits, self-directed IRAs, choosing a retirement plan for a business
  • Financial Distress, Taxation of Foreign Income, Death of a Taxpayer, Penalties and Defenses
  • Updated income tax rates and other rates and thresholds that change

View a detailed list of topics from the 2016 National Income Tax Workbook.

Comprehensive course materials

Your course materials will include

  • 2016 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.

74th Annual Income Tax Short Course
Fees Professional Credits
$315     Early bird fee (four weeks before the event)
$370     Regular fee
$395     Walk-in Registration Fee
$205     VITA volunteers

17  CPE hours or CFP credits: 2 ethics hours, 3 federal tax law hours, 11 federal tax update hours, 1 hour MNDOR*
13.75 CLE hours

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


73rd Annual Income Tax Short Course
Locations Dates
Grand Rapids 
Timberlake Lodge
October 31 & November 1, 2016
Brooklyn Park
Edinburgh, USA
November 1−2, 2016
Saint Cloud
River’s Edge Civic Center
November 2−3, 2016
Detroit Lakes
Holiday Inn
November 3−4, 2016
Kahler Apache (Formerly Ramada Hotel & Events)
November 7&9, 2016 (The course will not be held on November 8 due to Election Day)
Mankato City Center Hotel
November 9−10, 2016 
Ramada Inn
November 10−11, 2016 
Holiday Inn
November 14−15, 2016 
South Metro 
Eagan Community Center
November 21−22, 2016 
Saint Paul
Continuing Education Conference Center
January 6−7, 2017
ONLINE                                                  December 13, 2016−May 31, 2017

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

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