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Five November dates set for tax preparer continuing education

Sept. 14, 2018

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts:

  • Five tax schools planned
  • Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, Little Rock
  • Register online at:

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tax preparers have five IRS-approved continuing education opportunities in November through the Cooperative Extension Service.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Day two classes begin at 8 a.m. and classes adjourn at 4:30 both days. 

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FORMS -- IRS forms from the 2017 tax year.

This year’s schedule has five two-day sessions:

  • Nov. 8-9 – JONESBORO - Hilton Garden Inn
  • Nov. 12-13 – FORT SMITH -   Double Tree Hotel
  • Nov. 15-16 – FAYETTEVILLE - The Chancellor Hotel
  • Nov. 26-27 – HOT SPRINGS - The Arlington Hotel
  • Nov. 29-30 – LITTLE ROCK - Cooperative Extension Service state headquarters.

“Tax preparers completing the two days of training will earn 16 Continuing Education Professional hours, including two h ours of ethics.” said Kim Magee, an extension program associate for Community and Economic Development.

The course will feature extensive coverage of the new Tax Cut and Jobs act, she said.

“Many owners of sole proprietorships, trusts and S Corporations can deduct up to 20 percent of their qualified business income under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We’ll cover this and more at this year’s training,” Magee said.

Gary Hoff, who has served as an instructor for this tax school in the past, will return this year and will be joined by new instructor, Curtis Davis. Hoff is an enrolled agent who has served as a previous contributing author of the workbook used as teaching materials for the schools.

Davis is a certified public accountant who has been a participant in these extension-hosted classes for 30 years. Both instructors have their own accounting practices.

If you experience issues while trying to register or need additional information, please contact Kim Magee by email at: or Casey Hill by phone at: 501-671-2072.

Class materials will be available for download online.

For more information about continuing education for tax preparers, visit

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 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 the Community and Economic Development Department at Casey Hill by phone at: 501-671-2072 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.  

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