Business Glance 11-4-12
‘Good Morning Yuma!'
The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce will present November's “Good Morning Yuma!” at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pivot Point Conference Center, 310 N. Madison Ave. Cost of $15 is payable at the door. This month's event is sponsored by the University of Phoenix.
For more information, call the chamber at 782-2567.
Microsoft Windows course
The course, Microsoft Windows, presents the basic concepts of Windows 7 to provide a working understanding of the fundamentals. Hands-on exercises and practice sessions will be available. Instructor is Liz Davis.
The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch on your own) Friday at the Arizona Western College Entrepreneurial Center, 1351 S. Redondo Center Drive. Cost is $99.
Register in person at the E-Center, call 317-6151, email ContinuingEd@azwestern.edu or go online to www.azwestern.edu/ContinuingEd.
Real estate classes
Nine hours of real estate continuing education classes will be offered by C. David McVay School Wednesday at Hampton Inn and Suites, 1600 E. 16th St. The schedule includes:
• 8-10:45 a.m. — Residential environmental reporting
• 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. — Today's agency
• 2-4:45 p.m. — Rules/ethics update
Cost is $40 for all nine hours, lunch included, or $15 per individual class. To reserve a seat, call 1-602-749-2098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The courses are sponsored by Citizens Title and Trust.
Tax preparers need to take competency test
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder that federal tax return preparers must register with the agency and renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers for 2013. In addition, some return preparers have new continuing education and competency test requirements.
The test is one phase of a multi-year effort by the IRS to increase oversight of the tax professional industry. For these preparers, the IRS created a new credential: Registered Tax Return Preparer.
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, only Registered Tax Return Preparers, Enrolled Agents, CPAs and attorneys will be authorized to prepare and sign individual tax returns.
To learn more about the test or to begin the scheduling process, preparers should go to http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/IRS-Test-Requirements-for-Becoming-a-Paid-Tax-Professional.