January 16, 2014 – LUFKIN,
Texas – With tax season around the corner, it is important that forest
landowners stay informed on the latest updates to tax laws regarding their timberland
Texas Timber Tax Workshop scheduled for next month in East Texas will provide
information on special timber tax laws and rules, helping attendees understand
recent changes before filing taxes.
why this workshop is important. Landowners will be up-to-date on federal timber
tax laws, which often change,” said Omkar Joshi, Forest Economist for Texas
A&M Forest Service.
annual workshop hosted by Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Forestry
Association, is an all-day event that gives hundreds of foresters, landowners
and other professionals the training and education needed for applying new tax
rules, which could prove as an advantage in forest management planning.
laws aren’t simple and timber taxation rules can be even more complex,” said
Joshi. “We want landowners to be fully aware of the many favorable tax
provisions and help them to determine appropriate basis of their property.”
The workshop is scheduled for
Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Pitser Garrison Convention
Center, 601 North Second St., Lufkin, TX. Registration is $70 and includes a workbook, lunch
workshop is designed for forest landowners, consulting foresters, public
accountants, loggers, attorneys, and anyone who deals with timber taxes.
Participating in this workshop also qualifies for continuing education credits.
information or to register, to go http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/timbertaxworkshop. Or contact Dawn Spencer at
979-458-6630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A&M Forest Service Contacts
Omkar Joshi, Forest Economist
Jessica Jackson, Communications