2020 Wisconsin Agricultural Tax Issues Course Information


Registration for the 2020 courses is open!

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Join us as we address hot topics impacting agricultural clients as we look to the 2020 filing season. Topics have not been determined yet for this year, but in 2019 they included:

  • Discounted sales/leases
  • Current H2A labor issues
  • Contract feeding arrangements
  • Form 4797 issues 
  • Form 4562 depreciation and expensing issues
  • Industrial hemp
  • Timber tax issues
  • Allocating purchase price to depreciable items
  • 199A issues
  • Case study and forms update
  • Conservation easements
  • Tax planning for farms
  • Farming C corporations electing S corp status
  • Getting out of the farming business

Locations and Dates

Eau Claire
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Sleep Inn & Suites & Suites Conference Center
5872 33rd Avenue
Eau Claire, WI  54703

Phone: 715-574-2900 extension 102

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Crown Plaza Madison
4402 East Washington Ave
Madison, WI  53704

Phone: 866-460-7465

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The Grand Meridian
2621 N. Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: 920-968-2621

Credits for 2020 Wisconsin Agricultural Tax Issues Course

These are the Continuing Education Credit hours applied for by granting authorities for the 2020 Wisconsin Agricultural Tax Issues Course.

IRS Enrolled Agents: 4

IRS Other Tax Return Preparer: 4

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance: 4

Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education: 4

Certified Financial Planner:  4

For IRS Credit:

We will report your continuing education credit hours to the IRS if you have provided us with your PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number).  Credits are determined by your sign-in and sign-out for each segment of the course.  Failure to sign in or out for a segment will result in no hours reported for that segment.

For Commissioner of Insurance Credit:

This is a separate sign-in from the IRS sign-in, and is available at the registration desk.  You must attend the entire course to receive credit.  The Commissioner of Insurance grants NO credit hours for partial attendance.  We report your attendance.

For Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education Credit:

Attorneys are required to report their own attendance.

For Certified Financial Planner:

Forms are available at the registration table.  You must fill out the form and return it to the registration table.  We then report your attendance.

For Wisconsin CPA Credit: 

CPAs are required to report their own attendance.


Registration by Phone, Mail, or On-line


To register via mail, go to the Registration Information page.

To register by phone or receive a copy of the brochure, contact Wisconsin Annual Tax Courses directly at: (phone) 608-831-1040.

To register on-line, select REGISTER NOW and follow instructions from there.

We cannot guarantee on-site registration.

Time Schedule

NOTE:  This course remains expanded to 4 full hours for 2020!

Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)


Participants will receive the 2020 Agricultural Tax Issues book authored by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation.

All attendees will also a continental breakfast and refreshment breaks.  Lunch is not provided.


The fee for the 4 hour course for 2020 is:

$120 before October 1st, 2020

$135 on or after October 1st, 2020

The fee includes materials and refreshments.


Gregory Bouchard is the Director of the Cornell University
income tax schools. He is also a senior business consultant for
Farm Credit East, ACA, where he is responsible for tax training
as well as consulting directly with clients regarding their estate
and business plans. Farm Credit is a major provider of tax
services, and Greg’s specialty is partnership taxation. He has been
an instructor for the New York State Income Tax Schools for 20
years. Greg is an author and a reviewer of the National Income
Tax Workbook.





We make no arrangements for participants attending the Wisconsin Agricultural Tax Issues Courses.  If you need hotel accommodations please make your own reservations directly with the hotel where the meeting is held. 

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather (determined by the director of the Wisconsin Annual Tax Courses), you may choose one of the following two options:
1) receive a partial refund and have materials mailed to you or
2) transfer to another course location on a space available basis.

Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodations or have special requests, please advise us when you send your registration form or register on-line.

Tax Deduction for educational expense

Treasury Regulation §1.162-5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses undertaken to: (1) maintain or improve skills in one’s employment or other trade or business, or (2) meet express requirements of an employer or a law imposed as a condition for retention of employment, job status, or rate of compensation.

Registration Confirmation

We will send a confirmation letter to you by email from our Wisconsin office when we process your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation letter after two weeks, contact us at 608 831-1040 to confirm your registration. Please bring the confirmation letter to your tax course in case there is a question about your registration.

Cancellation Policy

NEW CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received fewer than 10 business days prior to the seminar date will be refunded one-half of the registration fee. No refunds wil be available or transferrable 24 hours prior to the start of the seminar. Course materials will be available upon request in consideration of fees paid. Inclement weather will be taken into consideration.

Transfer Policy

You may transfer to a different location up to 7 days before a course.  There is no transfer fee.

Substitution Policy

You may make substitutions at any time at no charge.  We appreciate advance notice of substitutions to speed on-site registration.

On-site Registration

We accept on-site registrations if space and materials are available.  Please bring a completed registration form with you to speed up the registration process.