October 16, 2002 | By: Laura Skillman

The University of Kentucky has scheduled 14 income tax seminars during November and December for tax preparers.

These two-day seminars are for people who prepare income tax returns, and provide the latest updates on new rulings and tax law changes, said Dick Trimble, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agricultural economist. The UK department of agricultural economics in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and Kentucky Revenue Cabinet conducts the seminars.

"Our goal is to bring this series of income tax seminars in a timely and cost effective manner,” said Trimble, state coordinator. “They are designed to educate those who assist taxpayers in preparing and filing both federal and state income tax returns.”

The two days will focus on individual and small business issues, agricultural issues, investments, retirement, ethics, fringe benefits and more, he said.

The workshop is designed for accountants, tax preparers, attorneys, enrolled agents, certified financial planners, banks and financial institutions, insurance professionals, estate planners and corporate business managers. Professional continuing education credits can be earned by participatants.

There are no prerequisites and no advance preparation is needed, Trimble said.

Fourteen seminars will be held across the state with the first one set for Nov. 12 to 13 in Lexington. Subsequent ones will be held in Bardstown, Jenny Wiley State Park, Paducah, Frankfort, Bowling Green, Louisville, Grayson, Burlington, Hopkinsville, Somerset, Owensboro, Lexington and Maysville.The registration deadline for the Lexington workshop is Oct. 28. Limited registration forms are available at county Extension offices.

For more information contact Carol Eads, UK Income Tax Seminar Office, 421 C.E. Barnhart Building, Lexington, KY 40546-0276 or (859) 252-3769.


Dick Trimble, 270-365-7541