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Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium

NEBRASKA AGRICULTURAL TAX AND MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM

Nebraska Farming

EXPLORE TAX CHANGES AFFECTING FARMS AND RANCHES

2021 continues to be a year of change with possible significant new tax law with proposals in Congress being debated. However, farmers, ranchers and their tax advisers plan and work to create the optimal position for tax liabilities. This CPE offering focuses on timely topics and reviews others to help preparation of accurate farm and ranch business tax returns.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Check in/Continental Breakfast 8 a.m.
Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

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Overview

The Symposium is offered in three different formats:

  • In-Person 1-day seminar: Offered in Lincoln, Tuesday, October 19. Cost: $249
  • Online livestreaming 1-day webinar: Streamed from the Lincoln in-person seminar location, Tuesday, October 19. Attendees have to be continuously present during the webinar to earn CE credits. Cost: $199
  • Online self-study: Will be available after November 2. The content will be based on video recordings of the 1-day in-person seminar, slides and review questions. To earn CE credit, attendees have to earn 70% on the final exam on relevant federal tax law. Cost: $199
In-Person Seminars
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$249

Location and Date
Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Check-in/breakfast begins at 8 a.m.
Free Parking is provided

Breakfast, Lunch, morning and afternoon breaks and bottled beverages throughout the day.

Lodging
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln, 1040 P Street Lincoln, NE 68508 Please follow the link below to reserve your room and receive the discounted room rate. Rooms must be booked by September 27 at 5 p.m. to guarantee room availability and room rate.
Attendee is responsible for making reservations and hotel fees.

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Materials
Each attendee will receive paper-copy of the 2021 Agriculture Tax Issues Book by Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation

Continuing Education Credits
In 2020, our in-person seminar, livestreaming session and self-study program were approved for 7 continuing education credits. We are in the process of getting approvals for the three delivery formats and increasing the hours to 8.

We are seeking credit approval from IRS, State of Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, Nebraska Supreme Court and Iowa Supreme Court. As our requests are approved we will update our website.

Within two weeks of the completion of the program, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to each participant.

Online Livestreaming Webinars

To better serve our attendees and their hectic schedules, the 2021 Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium will not only be offered as an in-person seminar, but we will once again offer online livestreaming webinar. Please read the detailed information below prior to registering to the webinar

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$199
Streaming Schedule
Event
Dates and Times Description
Ag Symposium webinar October 19 Morning session (8:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.)
October 19 Afternoon session (1 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.)
This webinar will be livestreamed using Zoom platform.

What is included in registration?
Your registration includes access link to join the webinar and 2021 Agriculture Tax Issues Book.

Access links will be emailed to the email address used in registration one week prior to the event. Webinar will be facilitated using the Zoom platform. High-speed stable internet connection is essential for the best learning experience.

Book Deliveries
Paper copy of the 2021 Agriculture Tax Issues Book will be mailed to the physical address provided during registration. Books will be mailed via USPS. Please make sure you’ve provided the best address for books to be delivered to you via this carrier, in your registration. If you need to update your address, there is a “Click here” to modify your registration link in the registration confirmation email you received from Cvent. Otherwise, you can contact us at taxinstitute@unl.edu and we can update it on your behalf. Books will begin shipping around the end of September.

Continuing Education Credits
In 2020, our in-person seminar, livestreaming session and self-study program were approved for 7 continuing education credits. We are in the process of getting approvals for the three delivery formats and increasing the hours to 8.

We are seeking credit approval from IRS, State of Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, Nebraska Supreme Court and Iowa Supreme Court. As our requests are approved we will update our website.

Within two weeks of the completion of the program, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to each participant.

In response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the Nebraska Supreme Court has determined it necessary to allow all 10 required credits to be obtained without attending live education (regular/ traditional class type) for 2021. As attorneys file annual reports for 2021 in December, reports that have no live education will be accepted when they contain at least 10 total credits including 2 that qualify as professional responsibility/ethics. Contact the MCLE Help Desk at 402-471-3137 or nsc.mcle@nebraska.gov with any questions about CLE requirements for attorneys or submission and reporting procedures for CLE sponsors.

Please visit https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/attorneys/mandatory-continuing-legal-education-mcle for more information.

Virtual Attendance
Online attendance will be taken every 12 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m. excluding breaks. Please make sure that you respond to the on-screen attendance poll promptly to earn your certificate of attendance and applicable CE credits.

Group viewing is allowed. Each group is required to designate an onsite proctor, which can be an attendee. The proctor has the responsibility of ensuring all individuals at the site are paying attention to the program and are not engaging in activities unrelated to the livestreaming webinar. In addition, the proctor has to submit the appropriate group viewing attendance form that can be downloaded below. Each group member is required to register to the webinar.

Attendance Form

Online Self-Study Program

To better serve our attendees and their hectic schedules, the 2021 Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium will not only be offered as an in-person seminar, but we will once again offer the Self-Study Program. The Self-Study Program is based on the recording of the Lincoln in-person seminar. The program will be available beginning November 2, 2021 and needs to be completed by December 31, 2021. Please read the detailed information below prior to registering to the Self-Study Program.

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$199

What is included in registration?
Your registration includes access to the online content and 2021 Agriculture Tax Issues Book.

Access to the links to view the recording of the 2021 Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium and quiz will be emailed to the email address you used in your registration on November 2, 2021.

Online Content Overview
Online content is hosted on canvas.instructure.com. After registration, participants will receive an invitation email to setup login credentials for the course. Participants of the online self-study can access the material at their own pace. Self-study materials contain video clips that are professionally edited from the Lincoln in-person tax seminar, review questions (3 questions for each CEU) and presentation slides.

In order to earn continuing education (CE) credits, a self-study participant has to earn 70% on the final test per IRS requirements. Although there is no limit for the number of attempts to take the final test, no feedback will be provided to the participant on the final test identifying which questions are answered correctly or incorrectly. Nebraska Tax Institute will monitor the progress of the participants issue appropriate CE credits. Final exams need to be successfully completed by December 31, 2021 to earn CE credits.

Book Deliveries
A paper copy of the 2021 Agriculture Tax Issues Book will be mailed to you. Books will be mailed via USPS. Please make sure you’ve provided the best address for books to be delivered to you via this carrier, in your registration. If you need to update your address, there is a “Click here” to modify your registration link in the registration confirmation email you received from Cvent. Otherwise, you can contact us at taxinstitute@unl.edu and we can update it on your behalf. Books will begin shipping around the end of September.

Continuing Education Credits
In 2020, our in-person seminar, livestreaming session and self-study program were approved for 7 continuing education credits. We are in the process of getting approvals for the three delivery formats and increasing the hours to 8.

We are seeking credit approval from IRS, State of Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, Nebraska Supreme Court and Iowa Supreme Court. As our requests are approved we will update our website.

Within two weeks of the completion of the program, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to each participant.

Topics and Materials

Topics

2021 Topic discussion will cover these issues in the context of production agriculture:

  • Timely Agricultural Tax Issues
  • Special Farm Assets
  • Healthcare Options for Farmers
  • Farm Partnership Tax Considerations
  • New Legislation
  • Reporting Hedging Transactions
  • Carbon Credits
  • Depreciation
  • Form 4797
  • Sample Return

Materials
Each attendee will receive paper-copy of the 2021 Agriculture Tax Issues Book by Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation.

Experts and Partners

The tax institutes are instructed by leading experts: J’Nan Ensz and Guido van der Hoeven.

J’Nan L. EnszJ’Nan L. Ensz, CPA
J’Nan Ensz, CPA, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Bethel College in 1987 with double majors in accounting and business administration. Upon graduation, she worked for a mid-size CPA firm in St. Louis, but, after passing the CPA exam, she decided to leave the rigors of public accounting to work for small-to-medium corporations as controller or senior accountant, gaining valuable experience in management.

In 2003, she fulfilled a life-long dream and went into business with her father, John Hiebert an Enrolled Agent who is now retired. She specializes in helping individuals fulfill their life-long dreams by providing advice for small, closely-held businesses whether they operate as sole-proprietorships, partnerships or S-Corporations. She provides the expertise a small business owner needs in the area of accounting and tax without the price tag of having to hire their own controller, accounting manager or bookkeeper. She developed a niche market performing on-site accounting, tax services and QuickBooks training as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She also works closely with the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) presenting seminars to small business owners in the areas of tax planning, cash flow management, financial statement analysis and payroll processing.


Guido van der HoevenGuido van der Hoeven, EA
Guido van der Hoeven serves as the chief editor of the Land Grant Agriculture book published yearly by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation. He recently retired from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University where he provided resources and program leadership in the areas of taxation, intergenerational transfers, estate planning, and farm management. Prior to his retirement, he was the director of the University of North Carolina Income Tax Schools. He has testified before the United States Congress Committee on Agriculture, where he addressed the impact of Tax Code changes on the agriculture industry. Guido, and as a speaker, places a premium on clarity and precision – with an occasional dash of humor.


FAQs

Payments, Refunds and Cancellation Policies
Can I get a refund if it storms on the day of a seminar?

If we hold the seminar, no refund will be provided regardless of the weather. Historically, seminars are rarely canceled due to inclement weather. If weather occurs, you will be informed by email before 6 a.m. of the day(s).

How will I know if my credit card payment was accepted?

You will receive a confirmation email at the end of registration. Please print this message if you need a receipt for your records. The charge on your credit card billing statement appears as “cvent*2021 Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium”.

Where do I mail my check?

Please make your check payable to UNL Tax Institute and mail it to:

UNL Tax Institute
Attn: Kilee Haase-Miller
PO Box 880467
Lincoln, NE 68588-0467

Attendees paying by check need to allow 7-10 business days for checks to be received. Checks must be received at least 15 days prior to the event.

Returned Check Fee
A fee of $25.00 will be assessed on all returned checks.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation Policy for In-Person Seminar and Livestreaming Session: If you cancel your registration one week or more prior to the event you’re attending, you will receive a 90% refund. Any cancellation less than one week prior to the event will result in a 0% refund. If you cannot attend the in-person seminar or livestreaming session you registered for and would like to switch formats, please contact us at taxinstitute.unl.edu.

Cancellation Policy for Self-Study Program: You may receive a 90% refund if you cancel your registration before November 2, 2021 when access to the learning materials will be sent. There are no refunds for cancelling your registration to the Self-Study Program after November 2, 2021.

For any format, you are allowed to send a substitute if you cannot attend the program. Please contact us at taxinstitute@unl.edu if you need to send a substitute in your place.

Continuing Education Hours
When will I receive my Certificate of Attendance for Continuing Education Hours purposes?

Every effort will be made to issue Certificates of Attendance in a timely manner. In most cases, certificates are emailed within one week of the seminar or within one week after successfully completing the final test (self-study). We will email certificates to the email address you provided during registration.

If we receive a rejection from your Professional Licensing Organization that you do not exist, we will notify you by email.

Other Questions
Are walk-in registrations available?

As long as there are no COVID restrictions in place limiting capacity at venues, we will once again allow walk-in registrations.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code. Meeting room temperatures may vary throughout the day, therefore we recommend dress in layers for your comfort.

I need to be able to take calls while I'm at the seminar. Is there a problem if I bring a cell phone or pager?

All electronic devices must be silenced. Participants who need to provide a method for being contacted in an emergency may set their device on vibrate and take the call outside of the room.

Are my personal belongings safe in the meeting room during lunch, breaks and overnight?

The venue and the Tax Institute are not responsible for items left unattended.

Is recording allowed?

Recording of the speakers presenting is not allowed at the Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium.

Will you send out an email reminder?

You will receive an email reminder with all pertinent information to the session you’re attending one week before the event. The email will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered for the Ag Symposium. This email will include things such as the links to view the Livestreaming Webinar (if that is the session you registered for), venue information, time/location information…etc. and anything else you may need to know before participating in the Ag Symposium.

What is the best way to reach the Tax Institute?

Please email us at taxinstitute@unl.edu or call us at 402-472-4333.

What is the scope of purpose of tax seminars?

Instruction materials, discussions, and written materials utilized are for continued professional education purposes only and are not intended to be legal, accounting, tax, payroll, investment or other professional advice.

IRS Approved continuing education provider
Contact

Tax Institute
taxinstitute@unl.edu
P.O. Box 880467
Lincoln, NE 68588-0467
402-472-4333