WV Small Farm Center

18th 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. Click on the class title for more information.

2014 National Income Tax Class – 2-day class, 16 CPE credits, $320
Nov. 3 & 4 – Charleston
Nov. 5 & 6 – Morgantown

Farm, Forestry & Natural Resource Tax Education Class – 1-day class, 8 CPE credits, $160
Nov. 7 – Morgantown

Special hotel rates for these trainings are available at Holiday Inn Express in Charleston and at the Lakeview Resort 304-594-1111. Be sure to tell them you are with the WVU Tax Meeting.

Farmer Training
by arrangement

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.


National Income Tax Class

Our popular cadre of Mark Ribas, Susan Harper, and Jeremy Johnson will explain, in a very useful and practical approach, each of the changes in or new interpretations of the Tax Code from perspective only gained by many years of experience as employees of the Internal Revenue Service.

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.