Tax Seminars

Income Tax Seminars

A partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and Tennessee Farm Bureau

Approved Continuing Education Provider

Each year The University of Tennessee Extension, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and Tennessee Farm Bureau, sponsor tax seminars at various locations throughout Tennessee. The instruction is directed toward tax professionals who prepare and file tax returns for farm and non-farm businesses, and individuals.

Continuing Education Credits

We are looking forward to the 59th year of this seminar. The program provides the following continuing professional education credit:

  • 14 Hours Federal Taxation & 2 Hours Ethics for CPAs. This seminar provides sixteen (16) hours of CPE credits from the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. The 2 Hour State-Specific Ethics course for CPA’s will not be offered. We are unable to offer this course due to policy changes at the Tennessee Board of Accountancy and the course pricing structure developed by Tennessee Society of CPA’s.
  • Seminar is accepted by the Certified Financial Planners (CFP) Board of Standards for continuing education credit. Our sponsor name for CFP credit is Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc.
  • 10 Hours Federal Tax, 4 Hours Federal Tax Update & 2 Hours Ethics for Enrolled Agents. The University of Tennessee Extension is approved as an IRS Continuing Education Provider. Our Provider Number is 9NHYF
  • 10 Hours Federal Tax, 4 Hours Federal Tax Update & 2 Hours Ethics for Other Paid Tax Return Preparers (OTRPs). IRS Continuing Education (CE) is only mandatory for Enrolled Agents (EAs) and Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents. Participation in CE by all OTRPs is not an official designation, but these individuals may voluntarily take continuing education. IRS has developed the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) for non-credentialed tax return preparers. This Federal Income Tax Seminar will not include the six (6) hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher course or the test. The course can be counted towards continuing education requirements for AFSP.

Valuable Resource Materials

You will receive:

  • 2019 National Income Tax Workbook, a 600+ page production of the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc. (The Tax Workbook and CD will be hand delivered at the seminar)
  • The searchable CD covers the 2019 and previous years through 2009 National Income Tax Workbooks
  • 2020 RIA Federal Tax Handbook to be mailed following the seminars

Topics for 2019 National Workbook

  • Qualified Business Income Deduction – Non-Specified Service Trades or Businesses
  • Qualified Business Income Deduction – Specified Service Trades or Businesses
  • Ethics
  • Limited Liability Tax Issues
  • Religious Organization Tax Issues
  • Agriculture and Natural Resource Issues
  • Business Issues
  • Real Estate Tax Issues
  • Foreign Tax Issues
  • Individual Issues
  • Investment and Retirement
  • Trust and Estate Issues
  • IRS Issues
  • New and Expiring Legislation
  • Rulings and Cases
  • Tax Rates and Useful Tables
  • Additional topics and chapters will be added as tax law develops and space permits

Learning Objectives

To have participants fully aware and cognizant of the latest changes in tax legislation and case rulings for the Federal Tax Code. This year's regular two-day seminar also includes 2 hours of Ethics.

Registration Information

  The seminars will be delivering extensive coverage of the recently passed “Tax Cut” and “Jobs Act”. We are expecting larger than normal attendance. To ensure you have a seat, we recommend registering early.  

Registration Fee:

$354 if postmarked by October 18

$384 after October 18

Registration includes valuable resource materials, instructor fees, buffet lunch, refreshment breaks, other expenses.

Download registration form

To ensure the availability of materials and space, registration forms must be completed and full payment of registration fee received prior to seminar date. Preregistration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Registration will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. We will only accept registrations equal to the seating capacity of each location. Payment received after full capacity has been reached will be refunded in full.

If there are any questions, please contact Renee’ Sharp at (865) 974.7273 or Email ( You can also reach us toll-free by calling 1.800.345.0561. We appreciate your support of the tax seminar.

2019 Income Tax Seminar Locations

Check in will begin at 7:45 a.m. at each location. The seminar will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 4:50 p.m.


October 30 - 31, 2019

Hyder-Burks Ag Pavillion - Tennessee Tech University

2390 Gainsboro Grade Cookeville, TN 38501 - map

Directions: From Knoxville take I‐40 get off at Exit 286, Hwy 135N/ Willow Avenue (3.3 miles) take left on 12th Street go 2.2 miles, take a left, Pavilion on left

(931) 372-6967



November 4-5, 2019

First Baptist Church

305 Ingleside Avenue Athens, TN 37303 - map

Directions: I‐75, Exit 49, go East on Hwy 30, stay on Hwy 30, the red lights are #’d, #8 ­Church on left, parking in rear.

(423) 745-5441

  New Location - Blountville  

November 6-7, 2019

Ron Ramsey Regional Agriculture Center

140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville, TN 37617 - map

Directions: 1.7 miles from Tri-Cities Airport - From I-81 North take Exit 63 (Hwy 357S)/ Airport Pkwy. Travel to Hwy 75/ Bristol Hwy (goes in front of Airport). Turn left and travel 1.7 miles on Hwy 75E, turn left on Spurgeon Lane. Within a few yards turn right into the Agriculture Center.

  Do NOT take Centenary Road  

(423) 574-1898


November 12-13, 2019

November 14-15, 2019

West Tennessee Research and Education Center

605 Airways Blvd Jackson, TN 38301 - map

Directions: Exit 80A off 1‐40 at U.S. 45 Bypass to U.S. Highway 70 (formerly West TN Experiment Station)

(731) 425-4724


November 19-20, 2019

November 21-22, 2019

December 3-4, 2019

UT Extension Office

315 John R. Rice Blvd Murfreesboro, TN 37129 - map

Directions: Exit I-24 in Murfreesboro at 78-A (Hwy 96), 1st intersection turn right on John R Rice Blvd., go ¾ mile Lane Agri-Park Office on left

(615) 898-7710