Penn State Extension offering natural gas taxation, finance workshops

December 17, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State Cooperative Extension will be holding three Natural Gas Taxation and Finance Workshops across the state in January 2011.

The first will be Jan. 12, at the Westmoreland County Cooperative Extension office, 214 Donohue Road, Greensburg; the second will be Jan. 19 at the Genetti Hotel and Suites, 200 West 4th Street, Williamsport; and the third will be Jan. 26 at the Riverstone Inn on Route 6 in Towanda.

The programs will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be geared for financial advisers, such as attorneys, accountants, financial planners, tax preparers and small-business owners. Landowners also are welcome.

"Gas taxation is extremely complicated, and it's important for landowners to get the best advice possible to save money and avoid unnecessary taxes," said Michael Jacobson, Penn State associate professor of forest resources. "But these programs are for educational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice -- if you need that, consult a tax professional or an attorney."

Besides Jacobson, instructors will include Tim Gooch with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and ParenteBeard LLC; Dale Tice, attorney with Marshall, Parker and Associates; Jeffrey Kern, president of Resource Technologies Corporation; and Ross Pifer, director of the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law.

The registration fee is $120 if paid a week or more prior to the programs; registration will cost $150 after that. The fee will cover breaks, lunch and all course materials. The workshop will provide eight hours of continuing-education credits for attorneys, accountants and professional foresters.

Additional information and registration may be found online at http://guest.cvent.com/d/wdqt61. Questions related to course content may be directed to Mike Jacobson at 814-865-3994 or mgj2@psu.edu.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Those who anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided should contact Jacobson in advance of their participation or visit.

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