Continuing ed credits and updates on tax law, IRS regulations and farm tax topics offered to attendees.


COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri tax preparers are invited to earn continuing education credit and brush up on the latest tax-related topics at a one-day Summer Tax School. University of Missouri Extension will hold the event July 2 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia, with an online option for those wanting to attend remotely.

“Our hope is that those who complete the Summer Tax School will leave with knowledge that can be beneficial as they work with agricultural clientele in the year ahead,” said MU Extension agricultural business specialist Mary Sobba. “We have updates on federal tax laws, retirement planning and a segment on the potential impacts of current farm bill negotiations.”

Other topics include buy-sell agreements, federal estate and gift taxes, tax planning for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act sunset, IRS updates, prominent financial scams and HSA account primers. Among the speakers are Roger A. McEowen, professor of ag law and taxation at Washburn University; tax preparer Catherine Murphy; and Andrew Zumwalt, chair of the Personal Financial Planning Program at MU.

Zumwalt said the robust pool of speakers sets the event apart from other tax workshops.

“This year’s Summer Tax School speaker lineup allows attendees to gain knowledge from individuals with unique backgrounds and areas of expertise,” said Zumwalt. “From agricultural law review to practitioner-focused insights, and my own experience working in personal finance, there will be beneficial information and updates for preparers of all scale and scope.”

Participants who successfully complete the Summer Tax School are eligible for eight hours of continuing professional education credit with the IRS and the Missouri Bar CLE.

Attendees can take advantage of early bird pricing by registering before midnight on June 21. To register, visit or call the MU Extension Center in Audrain County at 573-581-3231.

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