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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the income tax liability of both individuals and businesses. Many of those changes will be discussed during this program.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a program on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at 9 locations in the state. The topics presented are listed below. See second table below for currently scheduled dates and locations.

Time Topic
Begins 15 minutes before start time. Registration
Begins at start time listed for workshop. 75 minutes Individual tax changes
  • Tax brackets
  • Standard deduction
  • Repeal of personal exemption
  • Child tax credit
  • Limit on Schedule A (itemized) deductions
  • Capital gains
  • Qualified business income deduction
10 minutes Estate tax changes
15 minutes Break
60 minutes Business tax changes
  • Corporate tax rate
  • Bonus depreciation
  • Section 179 deduction
  • Farm property changes
  • Excess loss limitation and NOL changes
  • Entertainment expenses denied
  • Like-kind exchanges
  • Other business tax changes
30 minutes Comparison of tax liability for a small business if it was organized as a C corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability limited partnership or S corporation

Locations, Dates, and Registration

Registration Fee: The registration fee is $15 for individuals and $60 for accountants (3.5 hours of CPE). Foresters and professional logging managers may also obtain continuing education.

TO REGISTER: (1) online and pay via credit card; (2) mail a check to 301 O. D. Smith Hall, Auburn University 36849-5608 made payable to Auburn University specifying the location and workshop; or (3) call (334) 844-5100 to register by phone.


Online Registration



County Date & Time Location Contact
Barbour August 15, 2018
1:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce
333 E. Broad St.
Eufaula, AL
Allie Corcoran
(334) 687-5688
Cullman September 4, 2018
8:30 - 11:40 a.m.
Chamber of Commerce
301 2nd Ave. SW
Cullman, AL
Tony Glover
(256) 737-9386
Chilton September 5, 2018
1:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Alabama Power Building
2030 7th Street S.
Clanton, AL
Gay West
(205) 280-6268
Talladega September 6, 2018
1:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Extension Office
130 N. Court St.
Talladega, AL
Henry Dorough
(256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa September 10, 2018
1:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Courthouse Annex
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
Denise Shirley
(205) 349-4630
Lauderdale September 11, 2018
1:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Extension Office
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL
Heidi Tilenius
(256) 766-6223
Baldwin September 19, 2018
1:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center
8300 State Hwy 104
Fairhope, AL
Ellen Huckabay
(251) 937-7176
Montgomery September 27, 2018
8:30 - 11:40 a.m.
Extension Office
Eastmont Shopping Plaza
5340 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
Jimmy Smitherman
(334) 270-3353

Instructor: Robert A. Tufts

Robert is an Emeritus Professor at Auburn University where he taught for 36 years. He is currently a Visiting Professor with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in forestry from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in forestry from Virginia Tech. Robert has been an attorney since 1997 after earning a J.D. from Jones School of Law, Faulkner University and later an LLM (in taxation) from the University of Alabama. Robert teaches classes and presents workshops on estate planning, agricultural law and tax, property law, choice of business entity, and taxation of timber. He also has a part-time law practice concentrating in estate planning, tax and issues affecting landowners.