The University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers 67th Annual Federal and State Income Tax Institute in November and December. Continuing its legacy of statewide access to the latest training in tax law, the institute will be delivered through two online delivery options during a six-city tour. To register, visit: https://taxinstitute.unl.edu and early registration rates end Friday, Oct. 22.
The Tax Institute provides tax professionals, advisors and attorneys with professional development to stay up-to-date with the latest rulings, regulations and developments in the tax field. To better serve participants in 2021, the Tax Institute offers two online format options: a two-day livestream session or an online self-study program.
"Offering in-person and online access to high-quality professional development speaks to our university’s mission as the state’s flagship, land grant institution. Professionals can earn their continuing education credits in a format that best meets their needs from presenters with years of experience making complex tax issues easier to understand,” said Dr. Emre Unlu, executive director of the Center for Executive and Professional Development, who coordinates the Tax Institute.
Hosted in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and the Nebraska Department of Revenue, these seminars feature important updates on tax legislation from nationally renowned presenters, including Guido van der Hoeven, chief editor of the Land Grant Agriculture Book, and J’Nan L. Ensz, CPA and QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
In-Person Two-Day Seminars
Check-in for in-person seminars begins at 7:30 a.m. and the programs continue daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. Dates and locations include:
Nov. 8-9: Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Hampton Inn Conference Center, 301 W. Highway 26
Nov. 11-12: Kearney, Nebraska, Holiday Inn, 110 S. Second Ave.
Nov. 15-16: Lincoln, Nebraska, Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive
Nov. 18-19: Grand Island, Nebraska, The Heartland Event Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Road
Dec. 2-3: Norfolk, Nebraska, Divots Conference Center and the Lodge, 4200 W. Norfolk Ave.
Dec. 9-10: Omaha, Nebraska, Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St.
Online Livestreaming Two-Day Webinars
The webinar option livestreams tax seminars over Zoom to Lincoln (Nov. 15-16 or Dec. 6-7) and Omaha (Dec. 9-10). Attendees participate in real-time from anywhere with a stable, high-speed internet connection. For employers who choose to host a group viewing, participants individually register, and a designated onsite proctor verifies attendance for the institute. Online participants receive books and materials through the mail.
Online Self-Study Program
The most flexible option, the online self-study program, allows professionals to review the material at their own pace. These include video recordings professionally edited from the Lincoln seminar, review questions and presentation slides. To earn continuing education credits, a self-study participant must earn 70% on the final test per IRS requirements and complete the test prior to Dec. 31. Self-study participants receive books and materials through the mail.
The Nebraska Tax Institute fulfills the continuing education requirements for certified public accountants, IRS enrolled agents, preparer tax-identification number holders, Annual Filing Season Program preparers, certified financial planners, attorneys, tax return preparers, Nebraska Department of Insurance agents and other licensing agents. The institute is an accredited continuing education provider with the IRS (Provider #NQ6J1) and Nebraska Supreme Court Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission.
With agriculture as a critical part of Nebraska’s economy, the Tax Institute also offers the Nebraska Agricultural Tax and Management Symposium each year to explore tax changes affecting farms and ranches, and the S Corporation Program, a two-day course covering significant legislative, administrative and judicial developments in 2021 including COVID-19 relief provisions.
For more information on the Nebraska Tax Institute and its fall programs, visit: https://taxinstitute.unl.edu.