Income Tax Schools at The Ohio State University

By:Jeffrey K. Lewis, Esq., Program Coordinator, OSU Income Tax Schools & ANR Extension Friday, October 20th, 2023
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Income Tax Schools 2023
OSU Extension Announces Two-Day Tax Schools for Tax Practitioners &
Agricultural & Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar 
Barry Ward & Jeff Lewis, OSU Income Tax Schools

Tax provisions related to new legislation as well as issues related to trusts and estates, retirement, sales of business property, and income for both individuals and businesses are among the topics to be discussed during the upcoming Tax School workshop series offered throughout Ohio in October, November, and December.

The annual series is designed to help tax preparers learn about federal tax law changes and updates for this year as well as learn more about issues they may encounter when filing individual and small business 2023 tax returns.

The tax schools are intermediate-level courses that focus on interpreting tax regulations and changes in tax law to help tax preparers, accountants, financial planners and attorneys advise their clients. The schools offer continuing education credit for certified public accountants, enrolled agents, attorneys, annual filing season preparers and certified financial planners.

Our instructors are what make the difference in our program. Most have been teaching OSU tax schools for over 20 years and make themselves available long after the class to make sure attendees get through the tax filing season.

Attendees also receive a class workbook that alone is an extremely valuable reference as it offers over 600 pages of material including helpful tables and examples that will be valuable to practitioners. Summaries of the chapters in this year’s workbook can be viewed by visiting: 
2023 National Income Tax Workbook Topics

A sample chapter from a past workbook can be found at:

This year, OSU Income Tax Schools will offer both in-person schools and an online virtual school presented over the course of four afternoons.

In-person schools:
October 26-27, Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, Gibsonburg/Fremont
October 30-31, Presidential Banquet Center, Kettering/Dayton
November 2-3, Old Barn Restaurant & Grill, Lima
November 7-8, Muskingum County Conference and Welcome Center, Zanesville
November 16-17, Hartville Kitchen, Hartville
November 20-21, Ashland University, John C. Meyers Convocation Center, Ashland
November 28-29, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus

Virtual On-Line School presented via Zoom:
December 1, 4, 6, & 8, 12:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Register two weeks prior to the school date and receive the two-day tax school early-bird registration fee of $425.  This includes all materials, lunches, and refreshments. The deadline to enroll is 10 business days prior to the date of each school. After the school deadline, the fee increases to $475. 

Additionally, the 2023 Checkpoint Federal Tax Handbook is available to purchase by participants for a discounted fee of $70 each. Registration information and the online registration portal can be found online at:

In addition to the tax schools, the program offers a separate, two-hour ethics webinar that will broadcast Monday, December 11th at 1 p.m. The webinar is $25 for school attendees and $50 for non-attendees and is approved by the IRS and the Ohio Accountancy Board for continuing education credit.

A webinar on Ag Tax Issues will be held Wednesday, December 13th from 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. If you are a tax practitioner that represents farmers or rural landowners or are a farmer or farmland owner that prepares your own taxes, this five-hour webinar is for you. It will focus on key topics and new legislation related specifically to those income tax returns.

Registration, which includes the Ag Tax Issues workbook, is $180 if registered at least two weeks prior to the webinar. After November 29, registration is $230. Register by visiting:

NEW! Introduction to Tax Preparation Course. 
New this year, we are offering an introduction to tax preparation course. Our instructors are highly qualified tax professionals presenting a real-world approach to tax preparation. This course is designed for professionals with 0-5 years of experience and seeks to help build a foundation for which all tax professionals can continue to build off of. To read more about our introductory course and the topics covered visit,

The introductory course will be held on November 13th and 14th at the Der Dutchman in Bellville, Ohio. The course has been approved for continuing education credits by the IRS, the Ohio Accountancy Board, and the Ohio Supreme Court. Registration is $425 prior to October 30th. Registration fees increase to $475 beginning November 1st. Registration includes a 300+ page workbook created by our instructors to help you throughout the beginning of your career! 

Contact Barry Ward at 614-688-3959, or Jeff Lewis at 614-247-1720, for more information.