Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Forest Tax and Finance Workshops - Fall 2008

Understanding forest taxes and financial planning can save forest landowners money. There are numerous tax and financial incentives and tools that are often unknown not only to landowners but their advisers such as accountants, attorneys and forestry consultants. Penn State’s School of Forest Resources will be hosting a series of one-day workshops on forest finance and taxes across the state this fall.

Workshops will be held in Westmorland County, Centre County, Cumberland County and Clarion County. The objectives of the workshops are to provide clients with knowledge of key up-to-date aspects of forest taxes and finance that will affect their businesses. Each workshop is devoted specifically to tax or finance issues. The tax workshops are geared toward accountants and financial advisers, while the finance workshops are more tailored for foresters and forest landowners. However, anyone involved in owning, managing or advising on timberland management would find either or both these workshops useful.

The workshops will be led by Dr. Michael Jacobson, an associate professor and extension specialist in the School of Forest Resources. He has over 12 years of experience formally educating the forestry community on these issues. He will be assisted by Lloyd Casey who has decades of experience teaching forest taxes.

For more information, specific dates of each workshop and registration contact Mike Powell at the Penn State School of Forest Resources: Phone: 814-863-1113 or E-mail: mjp175@psu.edu

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