Mississippi Annual Income Tax Courses

NEW!  Dates for 2015. 


This course specifically provides the IRS education requirements for Tax Return Preparers by providing:

  1. 2 hours of Ethics
  2. 3 hours of Federal Tax Updates
  3. 10 hours of Federal Tax Law

Dates for 2015 (Locations are tentative):

NEW LOCATION - Hattiesburg – December 7-8, 2015 – Monday and Tuesday
Lake Terrace Convention Center
One Convention Center Plaza
Hattiesburg, MS  39401

Ridgeland (Jackson area) – December 8-9, 2015 – Tuesday and Wednesday
Embassy Suites Jackson - North/Ridgeland
200 Township Place
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Tunica – December 10-11, 2015 – Thursday and Friday
Hollywood Casino Tunica
1150 Casino Strip Resort Boulevard
Robinsonville, MS 38664


Day One
Registration: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
A.M. Program: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Lunch: 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
P.M. Program: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Day Two
Sign in:  7:30 - 8:00
A.M. Program: 8:00 – 12:00 noon
Lunch: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
P.M. Program: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The registration fee is unchanged at $295.00 and will include course materials, certificate of participation, and a.m. and p.m. refreshments. Lunch is not provided, and is on your own. Space is limited at each location, we recommend registering early. Onsite registration is not guaranteed, but will be accepted based on space and materials availability. For further information about cancelations, location transfers, and substitutions, please visit our Registration and Information page at http://www.taxinsight.com/ms-la/registration.

Course Materials

Participants will receive the National Income Tax Workbook authored by Philip E. Harris (Tax Insight, LLC, and University of Wisconsin-Madison), Linda Curry (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), and Nina S. Collum (Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy, Mississippi State University) with contributions from tax experts around the country.


Director of Tax Insight, Philip E. Harris is an attorney and professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension. He has taught tax courses and written tax course materials for 35 years and excels in making complex tax issues understandable for practitioners.

Currently Professor Harris authors the National Income Tax Workbook, the text for the Annual Income Tax Course. 28,000 tax practitioners throughout the United States also use the text. Additionally, he writes an annual edition of Agricultural Tax Issues and lectures around the country on agricultural tax issues.  Professor Harris also consults with the Internal Revenue Service, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, businesses and tax practitioners.

Returning for his 14th year as an instructor of the Annual Income Tax Course, Kenneth Wundrow, EA, has served as a tax preparer/planner for 34 years. He works with Mennenga Tax and Financial Service in Madison, Wisconsin, where he prepares more than 525 returns annually for his clients.

Mr. Wundrow is also a Financial Advisor through H.D. Vest and serves as the Financial Manager for Mennenga Tax and Financial Service. From his 25 years in public education, Mr. Wundrow is an excellent teacher who draws on his practical tax and financial experience to relate to attendees at the tax courses.

Elisa Wells, Mississippi State Tax Commission; Elisa Wells is the Director of the Income Tax Bureau for the Mississippi Department of Revenue, a position she has held for the past 8 years.  She received a Bachelor of Accountancy from Loyola University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Mississippi College.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit

The course is designed to qualify for continuing education credits for IRS Tax Return Preparers, IRS Enrolled Agents, and Mississippi Board of Accountancy. If you have questions about the CPE credits, please see our table at this link.


The course includes two hours of ethics credit. Participants receive a certificate to be used as proof of attendance in applying for continuing education credit individually.


Please make your own reservations directly with the hotel where the meeting is held.  Rooms are available on a first-request basis.

Tax Deduction for Educational Expenses

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.

It is advisable to wear layers of clothing as meeting room temperatures vary.