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 57th 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. At the request of many CPAs for 2 Hours of State-Specific Ethics, instructors with the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy will teach the course following our regular seminars on the designated dates (See Seminar Dates and Locations section below). Course requires a minimum attendance of 20 participants. CPAs completing both courses will earn 18 hours of CPE credits.
  • 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:

  • 2017 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 2017 and previous years through 2008 National Income Tax Workbooks
  • 2018 RIA Federal Tax Handbook to be mailed following the seminars

Topics for 2017 National Workbook

  • Agricultural & Natural Resources
  • Business Entities
  • Business Issues
  • Ethics (Part I & II)
  • Foreign Tax Issues
  • Individual Taxpayer Issues
  • IRS Issues
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Loss Limitations
  • New and Expiring Legislation
  • Retirement
  • Rulings and Cases
  • Tax Practice
  • Tax Rates and Useful Tables
  • Trusts and Estates

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

Registration Opens July 7, 2017

Registration Fee:

$341 if postmarked by October 27

$366 after October 27

Registration includes valuable resource materials, instructor fees, buffet lunch, refreshment breaks, other expenses and as an added bonus for CPAs 2 hours of State-Specific Ethics.

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.

2017 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.

A State-Specific Ethics course for CPAs will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end by 7:00 p.m. on the designated days.


November 1-2, 2017

State-Specific Ethics Course - November 1

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 6-7, 2017

State-Specific Ethics Course - November 6

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

Johnson City

November 8-9, 2017

State-Specific Ethics Course - November 8

DoubleTree Hotel

211 Mockingbird Lane Johnson City, TN 37604 - map

Directions: From the West: take I-40 East to 1-81 North. From I-81 North take exit 57A onto I-26 East to Johnson City. Take Exit 20 and turn right onto N. Roan St., go 8/10 mile and turn right onto Mockingbird Lane, hotel on left (Located next to the Johnson City Mall)

(423) 929-2000


November 13-14, 2017

State-Specific Ethics Course - November 13

November 15-16, 2017

State-Specific Ethics Course NOT offered this session

First United Methodist Church

200 S. Church Street Jackson, TN 38301 - map

Directions: I-40 to Exit 80A, merge south onto Hwy 45 Bypass, go about 5 miles where Hwy 45 Bypass becomes US-70 E/TN-1E Sycamore St., go .11 miles turn left on S Church St.

Parking at First United Methodist Church: there is a parking lot in the back of the church running parallel between E Baltimore and E Chester Street. There is also a large parking lot located in front of the church, across S Church Street and between S Liberty Street

(731) 422-4002


November 28-29, 2017 -- CLOSED --

State-Specific Ethics Course - November 28

November 30 - December 1, 2017 -- CLOSED --

State-Specific Ethics Course NOT offered this session

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