WV Small Farm Center

20th Annual WVU Tax Schools

The WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center offers a wide variety of tax education opportunities for both tax professionals and farm families. Here’s what we’re offering for the upcoming tax season.

2016 National Income Tax Class
2-day class, 16 CPE credits, price $320
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 – Charleston, Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston
Nov. 2 – 3 – Morgantown, Lakeview Resort & Conference Center

Farm, Forestry & Natural Resource Tax Education Class
1-day class, 8 CPE credits, price $180
Nov. 4 – Morgantown, Lakeview Resort & Conference Center

Farmer Training
by arrangement

Registration

There are several ways to register!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Paper Registration Form Available Here

Or Email Heather Grimes

Lodging

Special hotel rates for the Charleston and Morgantown trainings are available at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton

embassysuites.hilton.com

EmbassySuites
300 Court St
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 347-8700




  • Discount Rate: $139 Single/Double, plus 13% local and state taxes
  • Group Rate Deadline: October 4, 2016
  • Reservations can be made online or by phone at (304) 347-8700
  • Be sure to mention you are with the WVU Tax Meeting


Lakeview Resort and Conference Center

lakeviewresort.com

LakeviewResort
1 Lakeview Dr
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 594-1111






  • Discount Rate: $92 Single/Double, plus 13% local and state taxes
  • Group Rate Deadline: October 2, 2016
  • Reservations can be made online or by phone at (304) 594-1111
  • Be sure to mention you are with the WVU Tax Meeting

National Income Tax Class

Meet Your Instructors

MARK RIBAS is the President and Director of Pennsylvania Tax Institutes, Inc. He retired in 2012 from his position as an Internal Revenue Agent after 38 years with the IRS. Mark, a CPA licensed in the state of West Virginia, has taught the Land Grant University Tax Seminar for West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and Texas A&M University. He has also served as an adjunct professor of accounting for Fairmont State University and presented at several Tax Executive Institute and Working Together conferences.

SUSAN HARPER is also an officer of Pennsylvania Tax Institutes, Inc. With 27 years of experience at the IRS as an Internal Revenue Agent, Susan is currently serving as a Fraud Technical Advisor who specialized in examinations of abusive tax transactions prior to her current position. She has also instructed the Land Grant University Tax Seminars for West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and Texas A&M since 2000.

Class Outline

Farmer Training

The WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center presents several farm income tax (Schedule F) workshops annually. The perspective of the workshops is toward enlightening participants as to how to manage tax liability as opposed to accurately filing the tax forms. That information is also available, but most filers tend to concentrate on the anatomically correct Schedule F form and ignore the many advantageous options they have. This list includes spousal employment, accurate accounting of USDA conservation payments, and sub-section 179 deductions, to name a few.

Tom McConnell, the center program director, has taught tax management classes to the Farm Service Agency series, Annie’s Project participants, and at several conferences across the United States including the Grow Power conference in Wisconsin, Risk Management Education Conference in Atlanta, Ga., and annually at the North-South Institute Conference each January in Tampa, Fl.

These informal class settings operate under the premise that many farm couples are too busy keeping their operations, families, and lives organized to realize that they “don’t know what they don’t know” about tax management. They usually dread taxes, so they put off completing their reporting until near the tax deadline. This practice denies them the pre-paid expense option which allows them to truly manage not just pay their taxes.

Contact the WVU Small Farm Center for personal farm family tax information or to arrange a class in your neighborhood.
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If there is a tax-related issue you would like to have discussed, please contact Tom McConnell at 304-293-2642 or e-mail TRMcConnell@mail.wvu.edu.