Cornell Income Tax Conferences

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For 2021, we are offering three in-person Tax Schools and one virtual Tax School to meet your tax training needs in these somewhat challenging times. The authors and editors have been working since January to once again put together the best tax training material available. We are holding off publishing in order to include the most up to date New Legislation chapter possible. When you click the link below, you will be able to register for the session which best fits your needs.

  • Binghamton ( Double Tree)  – November 8 & 9, 2021
  • Syracuse (Holiday Inn (Liverpool))- November 15 & 16, 2021 
  • Rochester (RIT Inn & Conference Center) – November 17 & 18, 2021
  • On-line Seminar – November 22 & 23, 2021

This year’s Cornell Tax School will provide up to 17 CE – 16 CE for the regular program and one more credit for those who wish to attend an additional hour of IRS Ethics training at 5 pm on the first day of each school.  (One hour of IRS Ethics will be included during regular Tax School hours.)

The topics listed below will provide 16 CE for CPAs and 15 CE for IRS purposes (3 CE Federal Tax Update, 11 CE Federal tax, 1 CE Ethics).

Income Tax Workbook Topics

  • New and Expiring Legislation
  • Individual Tax Issues
  • Business Tax Issues
  • IRS Issues
  • Agriculture and Natural Resource Issues
  • Choice of Entity
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Retirement, Investments and Savings
  • Payroll and Credits
  • Construction Industry Tax Issues
  • Real Estate Tax Issues
  • Ethics
  • Rulings and Cases
  • Tax Rates and Useful Tables

Plus the Cornell Tax School NYS Income Tax Update


Early Bird Pricing of $460 for the in-person conference and $375 for the on-line program is available until October 1, but each location has capacity limitations. Fees will increase by $85 on October 1, (In-Person $545, on-line $460).

The in-person fee includes two hot lunches and both morning and afternoon breaks. In-person attendees also receive the printed National Income Tax workbook shipped directly to them at no extra charge.

Attendees of the on-line program can purchase the printed workbook shipped directly to them for just $25.

All attendees also have the ability to download a digital copy of the National Income Tax Workbook.

COVID Considerations

We hope that this fall will not bring back COVID restrictions. The hotels are taking every precaution to keep our meeting space both safe and comfortable. To reduce congestion at our in-person meetings the tax workbook will be mailed to the work address you provide during registration. Attendees will turn in individual attendance records 4 times during the program rather than signing in at a registration table.

In the event an uptick in COVID causes a reduction in the hotel’s meeting capacity, we will switch registrations to our on-line program on a last-in, first-out basis and adjust your fee accordingly.

Looking forward to seeing you this year. It’s going to be a great program as Norm Provvidenza, Dario Arezzo and I present the National Income Tax Workbook materials during these two-day conferences.

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We conduct research and offer educational programs targeted toward tax preparers, consultants, and attorneys who work with and prepare tax returns for individuals, small businesses, and farmers.

The Cornell tax schools have run continuously for over 60 years. Our current schools are taught by small business and farm tax experts.

The programs are for Continuing Education credits by the IRS. Depending on the class there are 2, 8 or up to 16 CPE Credits Available for New York State CPA’s and 15 CPE Credits for Other Tax Return Preparers and Enrolled Agents. (The Fall classes also meets the requirements of the CFP Board.)

The tax school is led by Gregory J. Bouchard, Senior Extension Associate. Greg has many years of tax experience as well as tax school teaching experience.

Click Here for Tax Updates and Links
The most recent tax updates and links to various tax resources.

For more information

Our Two-Day In-Depth Tax Conference

This is a faster paced program that covers tax law updates and individual (Form 1040) income tax issues, but also includes information on LLC, Partnership, Corporate, Estate and Gift Issues where applicable. It does not include a 2 hour Ethics presentation.

Our Two-Day Mainly 1040 Plus Ethics Conference

This course concentrates on Form 1040 items and includes 2 hours of Federal Tax Ethics. It does not go into depth on Business Partnership, LLC, Corporate, Entity or Estate and Gift Issues.

NOTE:The Ethics portion of the course is not approved for CPAs or CFPs. Ethics is for IRS requirements ONLY not NYS.

Our Entity and Specialty Seminars, click here for details.

A variety of detailed courses on business entities and issues such as Limited Liability Companies, estate and gift issues, and S Corporations.

Cornell Income Tax Schools

NYS CPE Sponsor ID #000663

Register early and save: Registration fees are based on the schools being offered and are made available once they are determined. We offer an early registration period which provides discounted rates.

Tax School Cancellation/Refund Policy: We must be notified in writing; an e-mail message is okay.

  • With the direct shipping of books and them being made available digitally, there will be NO REFUNDS after October 18, 2021.
  • If you cancel before October 18, 2021, there will be a $45 fee charged.
  • Cancellations received any later will not receive a refund but will be sent the materials handed out at the school.

No Shows: Registrants who do not attend will be sent the materials handed out at the school.

Note: Substitution of attendees is permitted but must be approved by the Registrar, prior to the class.

Security: We use technology to safeguard your information

Privacy Policy: We do not share or sell your personal information, nor do we use it for any purpose except to process payments or contact you.