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48th Virginia Tech Income Tax School

Farm Business Management Update, October - November 2008

By By L. Leon Geyer (, Professor, Agricultural Law, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

This fall we have three seminars to offer:

1. General Income Tax Seminar

Two days of general sessions of intensive study with farm, Maryland tax, and ethics sessions at selected locations (see Table 1). More info at:

Topics covered in the general sessions

  • New Legislation
  • Financial Distress
  • IRS Issues
  • Business Entities
  • Retirement
  • Loss Deduction Limits
  • Military Issues
  • Automobiles
  • Investment Issues
  • Restaurant and Hospitality Business
  • Business Issues
  • Individual Tax Payer Issues
  • Rulings and Cases
  • Depreciation
  • IRS Issues
  • Tax Rates and Useful Tables
  • Evening Sessions
    • Farm Session
    • Maryland Tax Session ($20 extra)
    • Ethics Session

General Sessions

2. Introductory Tax Preparation

Three 1-day seminars on Introductory Tax Preparation are scheduled for 4 locations and held in January 2008 (Table 2). These Introductory Tax Preparation Seminars are designed for those who are new or returning to tax preparation and want a course in basic preparation for a professional. The course is based on the 1040 Form. Other forms are discussed in terms of income and the 1040 form.

Table 2.  Introductory Tax Preparation Seminars

3. Technology Seminar to be held in November and December 2008

Technology Seminar is designed for tax professionals who want to better understand the role of technology in their practice. The course covers the implementation and implications of tax software, database management, and a paperless office. Time is also given to legal requirements and the liability implications of information management in your practice.

Table 3.  Technology Seminars

For more information, contact the registrar:

Income Tax School Registrar
Mail Code 0272
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Fax: (540) 231-3306
Phone: (540) 231-5182
Web Page:

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