General Information

The Fifty-Sixth Annual Clemson University Income Tax Course is a two day-long course that will be offered individually in Columbia, Florence, Spartanburg, North Charleston, Columbia, Anderson, and North Charleston, during late October, November and December 2017.

The course will feature federal and state income tax topics of current interest to tax practitioners.  Instructors are Ronny Burkett, CPA, Mark J. Hendrix, CPA, Daniel L. Crowson, CPA, and Allison Ford, CPA, from Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants PA as well as Keith J. Wicker, CPM from the South Carolina Department of Revenue, and Nivia Pérez Hayes, MBA from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.


Due to limited space and advanced purchase of course materials, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS A MUST.  Please register online as soon as possible so that plans can be made for the luncheons and adequate space can be assured for all who desire to attend.  Late registrants may not be accepted at some locations.

Click here to go to links for registration. To register online you must pay by credit card.


$325 for those registering online.

$345 for those registering by mail.

$355 for walk-ins if space is available.

The fee covers the cost of two-day intensive instruction, publications, two luncheons, refreshments during breaks and meeting facilities. 

Publications Included With This Program:

  • 2017 Income Tax Workbook and CD
  • RIA Federal Tax Handbook
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue Tax Manual

(Above materials included in the registration fee.) The retail value of this material is more than $180.

Taxpayer Advocate Service Representatives from the IRS will be available on the second day of each workshop to hear specific case problems. (For many of you, this feature alone can offset the cost of the workshop.) The SC DOR Taxpayer Advocate will only be at the Columbia location.

Meals, Refreshments and Facilities

A noon meal is included on both days of the workshop.  Refreshments are provided during breaks. Most facilities have problems maintaining a uniform temperature. For your comfort, we suggest you DRESS IN LAYERS.

Continuing Education Credits

The break-down of credits is as follows:

For CPA and Enrolled Agents: 18 hours total

Federal Tax Law: 11.5 hours

South Carolina and Federal Ethics: 2 hours

Federal Tax Law Updates: 3 hours

South Carolina Tax Law Updates: 1.5 hours

AFSP, RTRP and other Tax Return Preparers: 16.5 hours total

Federal Tax Law: 11.5 hours

South Carolina and Federal Ethics: 2 hours

Federal Tax Law Updates: 3 hours

Attorneys: 15 CLE credit hours total

Tax Law: 13 hours

Ethics: 2 hours

Certified Financial Planners: 16 hours total

“We have entered into an agreement with the Office of Director of Practice, Internal Revenue Service, to meet the requirements of 31 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 10.6(g), covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors and length of class hours.  This agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Director of Practice as to the quality of program or its contribution to the professional competence of the enrolled individual.”


Certificates will be provided to each participant at the conclusion of the 2-day seminar. Those participants that do not attend the entire 2-day seminar will have their credit hours adjusted accordingly.

Reporting to the IRS

Completed credit hours will be reported to the IRS within two weeks of the Tax School course completion for all participants providing their PTIN.

Seating Capacity and Waiting List Policy

Safety is a primary concern in determining the seating capacity of each venue. Given that we expect to sell out each venue you are encouraged to register early. In the event some participants cancel their registration at the last minute, we maintain a waiting list for individuals that wish to be notified of an open seat. The waiting list works on a first-come first-serve basis.

Cancellation Fee and Refund Policy:

A $70 cancellation fee is charged if you do not cancel your registration at least one week in advance of your school start date. No refund will be granted for failure to cancel at least one day in advance of your school start date (however all course materials will be sent to you). Please contact the Program Director to cancel attendance and obtain a refund.

Transfer Fee Policy:

A change of school location is possible only if seats are available at the new location. A $35 transfer fee is charged for transferring location. To assure successful transfer, contact the School Director early as possible to minimize the probability that your transfer location is sold out.