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UGA Extension set to host income tax courses By Jordan Hill

University of Georgia Extension is hosting a series of income tax courses for experienced income tax professionals.

The courses will be held at four different locations throughout Georgia: the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Nov. 6-7 in Tifton; the Bulloch County Agricultural Center Nov. 12-13 in Statesboro (limited to 76 participants); the Brenau Downtown Center Nov. 18-19 in Gainesville; and the Stuckey Auditorium on the UGA Griffin Campus Nov. 20-21 in Griffin. All courses will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We will be teaching and discussing everything from new legislation this year to individual tax issues, business tax issues and special tax topics such as the Affordable Care Act,” said Keith Kightlinger, a UGA Extension economist and coordinator of the UGA Extension Income Tax Schools. “The goal is to make sure participants in this program receive the information and understand it so they can use it to serve their clientele.”

The UGA Extension Income Tax Schools are IRS Approved Continuing Education Providers. participants will qualify to receive 16 hours of Continuing Education, including three hours of new legislation and two hours of ethics credit.

These courses will also cover topics such as ethics, foreign tax issues and agriculture tax issues.

Last year the courses attracted 270 participants within the four locations.

“We have good materials and good teachers,” Kightlinger said. “We are one of the lowest cost providers of face-to-face continuing education. Participants can ask questions and get real time answers.”

Those interested can register at www.ugatiftonconference.org. Registration is $210 through Oct. 28. Starting Oct. 29, a $30 late registration fee will be applied. For more information, contact the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Office at 229-386-3416.

(Jordan Hill is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus)

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