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Small business, farm issues part of Extension-sponsored tax schools

October 10, 2014

Fast facts

  • Tax schools offered statewide in October, November, December
  • Two-day tax schools cover small business, farm tax issues
  • Affordable Care Act, marriage tax also on the agenda
  • Registration online
  • Pros eligible for 16 CE hours

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LITTLE ROCK – How will the Affordable Care Act affect your taxes this year? Do you know the best way to file when you’ve got rural and agricultural investments? Will tax code changes affect you as a small business owner?

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering a series of two-day income tax schools beginning in October and running through December at 10 locations around the state.

“These classes are not only for professional tax preparers, but also for farmers, small business owners and anyone else who wants the most complete and in-depth look at filing your 2014 tax returns,” said Kim Magee, extension community and economic development program associate for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The instructors are tax experts with extensive experience with the Internal Revenue Service. Representatives from the State of Arkansas will also conduct sessions.

Classes are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The tax schools cover small business and farm tax issues. Topics to be covered include: Affordable Care Act, Ethics, Ag Issues & Rural Investments, IRS Update, Marriage Tax Aspects, Capitalization or Repair, Rulings & Cases, Entity Selection, Small Business Issues, Passive Activities, Individual Taxpayer Issues, and State Of Arkansas Update.

The schools will be in:

  • Harrison (North Arkansas College) October 27-28;
  • Fayetteville (Washington County Extension Service Office) October 30-31;
  • Jonesboro (ASU Delta Center for Economic Development) November 3-4;
  • Van Buren (Crawford County Adult Education Center) November 6-7;
  • Batesville (Livestock and Forestry Center) November 10-11;
  • Monticello (UA-Monticello Capital Room in University Center) November 13-14;
  • West Memphis (West Memphis Utility Commission) November 17-18;
  • Hope (U of A Southwest Research and Extension Center) November 20-21;
  • Hot Springs (Clarion Hotel) December 1-2;
  • Little Rock (Cooperative Extension Service-State Office) December 4-5.

The program meets the guidelines for 16 hours of credit for continuing professional education as defined by the State Board of Public Accountancy. The Cooperative Extension Service will provide tax manuals and reference materials for participants. Registration costs are $220 per person, except Batesville, at which lunch will be served, changing cost to $235.

Registration will be accepted until the last day of the conference provided space is available. 

Registering early will ensure that tax materials and seating are available. Registration is available online by visiting:

For registration materials or more information, contact Aly Signorelli or Kim Magee at (501) 671-2072 or your county offices of the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


By The Cooperative Extension Service
U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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