Binghamton University plans seminar for tax practitioners


The Professional Development and Research arm of Binghamton University’s School of Education and Human Development, in cooperation with the United States Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Department of Taxation, will hold an IRS Tax Practitioners’ seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, at the Binghamton Regency on Water Street in downtown Binghamton.

The annual seminar will update preparers of federal and New York State tax returns with information relating to income tax changes.

Topics to be covered include:

• IRS tax law updates

• New York State tax updates

• IRS criminal investigation and tax evasion schemes

• Social Security administration

• Tax incentives for distressed communities

The seminar will also cover the electronic federal tax payment system. Professional development credits will be granted for a full day of attendance.

Speakers will include tax specialists Alice Cooley and Georgia Engels from the IRS Taxpayer Education and Communications Center. In addition, a representative from the Social Security Administration will be available to answer questions.

Cost is $145 per person and includes the 2002 Tax Practitioner Institute manual, a continental breakfast and lunch.

For more information, or to register, contact the Division of Professional Development and Research at 607-777-4447, via e-mail at or visit their website at

Last Updated: 9/17/13