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Experienced instructors, credits, convenient locations part of 2015 local tax schools

By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

Fast facts

  • Tax schools offered statewide in October, November, December
  • Discounts offered for groups of five or more from same organization
  • Registration online
  • Professionals eligible for 16 CPE hours 

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LITTLE ROCK – Experienced instructors, continuing education credits and convenient locations are all part of the package of tax schools being offered by the institution that reaches more Arkansans than any other segment of higher education. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, through the 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. The extension service is an IRS-approved continuing education provider. 

“We offer these important professional education opportunities with Arkansas in mind and have been doing so for 33 years,” said Kim Magee, extension community and economic development program associate for the U of A System Division of Agriculture. “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 2015 tax returns.” 

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: New developments, capitalization vs. repair update, due diligence and other ethical issues, IRS update, special taxpayers, education tax provisions, agricultural issues and rural investments, small business issues, individual taxpayer updates, terminating C corporation ownership, trust accounting and taxation, depreciation, foreign asset disclosure, ruling and cases, State of Arkansas update. 

2015 dates and locations:

  • HARRISON – Oct. 26-27, North Arkansas College – JPH Conference Center – 1515 Pioneer Drive
  • FAYETTEVILLE – Oct. 29-30, U of A Global Campus (on the Square)– 2 East Center Street
  • BATESVILLE – Nov. 2-3, U of A Livestock & Forestry Center – 70 Experiment Station Drive 
  • VAN BUREN – Nov. 5-6, Crawford County Adult Education Center – 605 Alma Blvd. Circle
  • JONESBORO – Nov. 9-10, ASU Delta Center for Economic Development (ON-CAMPUS site) 319 University Loop West
  • MONTICELLO – Nov. 12-13, UAM Campus -School of Forest Resources Conference Room – 110 University Court
  • WEST MEMPHIS – Nov. 16-17, Mid-South Community College Technology Center Room TC 102 (NORTH campus) – 2000 W. Broadway
  • HOPE – Nov. 19-20, U of A Community College at Hope – Science & Technology Building (lecture hall) – 2500 South Main Street
  • HOT SPRINGS – Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, Clarion Resort on the Lake – 4813 Central Avenue
  • LITTLE ROCK – Dec. 3-4, Cooperative Extension Service State Office - 2301 South University Avenue 

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 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 University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers its research and extension 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.


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

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