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Virginia Tech to offer tax workshops for small- and medium-sized nonprofits through January


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 24, 2012 – Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech will offer five IRS Tax Workshops for Small- and Medium-Sized Nonprofit Organizations at various sites around the commonwealth from November through January.

The workshop will be led by experienced IRS exempt-organization specialists, and is designed to offers the nuts and bolts of tax compliance for small- and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations. Topics covered will include tax-exempt status, unrelated business income, employment issues, Form 990 series, and required disclosures. A continental breakfast will be provided.

The cost is $50 per person. Online registration will remain open up to one week prior to the event, or until all spaces are filled. Participants may be eligible for Continuing and Professional Education credits from the Virginia Board of Accountancy, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits from the Virginia State Bar, and Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the IRS.

The workshops will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Roanoke Higher Education Center in Roanoke, Va.;
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Va.;
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Virginia Tech Research Center–Arlington in Arlington, Va.;
  • Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Renaissance Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va.; and
  • Friday, Jan. 11, at the Embassy Suites in Richmond, Va.

“Virginia Tech’s Continuing and Professional Education is excited to be offering these workshops across Virginia,” said Jennifer Carter, assistant director of Continuing and Professional Education in the National Capital Region. “By having multiple sites, [Continuing and Professional Education] hopes to make this information accessible to all non-profits throughout the commonwealth.”

Continuing and Professional Education is a unit of Outreach and International Affairs at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs supports the university’s engagement mission by creating community partnerships and economic development projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaborations to enrich discovery and learning – all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world. Outreach and International Affairs leads Virginia Tech’s presence on five continents; its regional research and development centers across the commonwealth focus on graduate education and professional development. Blacksburg-based centers are dedicated to student engagement, language, policy, and governance.

Written by Jennifer Gibson.