University's Income Tax School tours the commonwealth with tax education seminars for professionals

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 10, 2008 – For 48 years, the Virginia Tech Income Tax School has offered affordable workshops about tax preparation. Virginia Tech will continue this service throughout November and December with a series of seminars for Virginians new or returning to the business of tax preparation.

The two-day seminars for the Virginia Tech Income Tax School will tour the commonwealth, beginning and ending at the state capital:

Experienced faculty from Virginia Tech, officials from the Internal Revenue Service and the Virginia Department of Taxation, and private practitioners will examine new tax laws and their implications in preparation of both federal and state taxes. The sessions are designed for individuals with tax experience who assist taxpayers in preparing and filing income tax returns.

“We have professional instructors who cover individualized problems involving the tax code and discuss changes within the previous year,” said Leon Geyer, professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Virginia Tech Income Tax School. He added that these seasoned tax professionals provide a 600-page study guide to complement their instruction.

About 1,500 Virginians participate in these seminars each year. Throughout the United States, 40,000 individuals annually participate in similar university-sponsored tax preparation seminars, Geyer said. Selected locations in Virginia will also offer sessions to address tax ethics and the specific tax concerns of farm operations.

You may register online or contact the seminar registrar at (540) 231-5182 for information about a workshop in your area. The price varies depending on the locality.