IRS to present business tax updates at UHV meeting

The IRS is coming to Victoria, and it’s for a good cause.

To make sure area businesses have the most relevant tax information, the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center has invited the Internal Revenue Service to hold a meeting Sept. 16 in Victoria.

Joe Humphreys

The IRS Regional Practitioner Meeting will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UHV University Center Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. This event will help area tax professionals learn about tax changes and be prepared for the upcoming tax season.

“Since tax laws frequently change, it is beneficial for accounting professionals to stay up to date with the latest adjustments,” UHV SBDC Director Joe Humphreys said. “We’re pleased the IRS and its partners will present a wealth of important information so our local businesses will be prepared when tax time rolls around.”

Some of the topics for the day include child-related tax benefits, employment tax issues and earned income tax credit due diligence. Practitioners from the Texas Society of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Tax Professionals will talk about health care taxes, divorce-related tax issues and net investment income tax.

Farhang Niroomand

“This will be an informative day for tax professionals,” said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. “It’s not often you can ask questions and receive advice from the IRS directly. I hope many tax professionals will take advantage of this opportunity.”

The event also is presented by the Texas Society of Enrolled Agents, Texas Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals and Texas Small Business Development Centers.

Enrolled agents may earn up to seven hours of continuing education credits. Other tax professionals also may qualify for credits. Attendees should bring their Practitioner Tax Identification Numbers to receive credits.

Registration is $50 and includes lunch and seminar materials. To register for the event, visit

The UHV SBDC offers assistance on starting, growing and financing a business; contracting opportunities; and recovering from disaster. Most of its services are free to area small business owners in Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties. It is part of a nationwide small business assistance program serving the small business community, and federal, state and local governments.

For more information about the meeting, contact the UHV SBDC at 361-485-4485 or

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro