Tax webinar and workshop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers, farm representatives and rural landowners can learn more about the special issues with farm tax returns during a daylong tax webinar and workshop Dec. 14 hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.Topics such as inherited property and income tax on farm transfers will be discussed during the workshop, which focuses on issues specific to farm tax returns related to agriculture and natural resources, said Larry Gearhardt, director of the Ohio State University Income Tax School Program of Ohio State University Extension.The six-hour program, which will be presented in a live webinar format, is open to tax preparers as well as individuals who file their own farm taxes, Gearhardt said.The program, which is an intermediate-level course, will focus on the changes in tax laws, in particular those that deal with agriculture like Section 179 expense deductions and bonus depreciation, he said.“Right now we are in a holding pattern waiting to see if Congress takes any action on making changes to this section,” Gearhardt said.Other topics to be discussed during the webinar include: repair regulations, farmer net investment income tax issues, commodity credit corporation loans, and livestock transaction.The cost for the one-day school is $130, and organizers have applied for continuing education credits for the course, Gearhardt said. More information on the workshop, including how to register, can be found at go.osu.edu/taxschools. Participants can contact Gearhardt at 614-292-2433 or [email protected] for more information.Registration includes the Agricultural Tax Issues Book. The deadline to register is Nov. 23 in order to ensure participants can get the manual via mail in time for the workshop. The live webinar, which will also feature a real-time Q-and-A, can be viewed at several host locations statewide and will include lunch. Participants also have the option to view the webinar from home if they aren’t able to attend a host location, he said.For those who choose not to attend the host location, a web address for the webinar will be sent to those who have registered a week in advance of the Dec. 14 presentation, Gearhardt said. Participants must be registered before Nov. 23 to ensure receipt of the tax issues workbook by mail before the webinar, he said.Host locations include:Ashtabula County:OSU Extension Office39 Wall St., JeffersonAuglaize County:OSU Extension Office208 S. Blackhoof St., WapakonetaClermont County:OSU Extension Office1000 Locust St., OwensvilleFulton County:OSU Extension Office8770 SR 108, Suite A, WauseonMiami CountyOSU Extension Office201 W. Main St., Old Courthouse, TroyNoble County:OSU Extension South Central Region Office16714 Wolf Run Road, CaldwellPutnam County:OSU Extension Office1206 E. Second St., OttawaRoss County:OSU Extension Office475 Western Ave., ChillicotheWayne County:Fisher Auditorium1680 Madison Ave., WoosterWyandot County:Elks Lodge320 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sanduskylast_img read more

Carnival to turn cruise ships into smart cities at sea

first_imgSurveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… David Curry Carnival said on Tuesday that it wants to transform cruise ships into “smart cities at sea,” introducing an “Ocean Medallion” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas to personalize each guest’s experience.The medallion is able to track each passenger’s activity on the cruise ship, learning their favorite wines, meals, and activities. Carnival can also offer appropriate suggestions to passengers and track children’s movements on the ship.See Also: Ericsson connects Maersk’s vessel fleet at sea with IoTCarnival has worked with U.S. tech firm Nytec to develop the medallion. It is waterproof, doubles as a cabin key, and can be used to pay for things onboard the cruise ship.Building the customer experienceWhen paying for things, staff will see the photo and name of the passenger, allowing them to greet by name. Staff can also use data from the medallion to set the perfect time to clean a room or recognize when a restaurant needs more staff.The new tech-focused approach comes from Carnival executive John Padgett, who previously worked on the MagicBand smart bracelets for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.Passengers will be able to opt-out of certain tracking programs, but Carnival wants the medallion to become a pivotal part of the journey. It can provide navigation for passengers confused with the layout of Carnival’s huge cruise ships.The medallion will be deployed to the Regal Princess cruise ship later this year, followed by two more ships a few months later. Carnival intends to have the tech available on all cruise ships but has not given a specific date of delivery. How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts Tags:#Carnival#CES2017#cruise ship#Internet of Things#IoT#Nytec#Smart Cities#smart city last_img read more