Dozens Head Back to Class for Tax Institute in Bangor 

Dozens of people who are trained to help others with their taxes spent some time in the classroom Friday.

They took part in the Frank M. Carter Tax Institute at Husson University in Bangor.

Lawyers, accountants and other tax practitioners came to learn about changes in laws and regulations that can impact their clients.

They could also earn continuing education credits.

This is the 41st year for the tax institute, which made a return after taking a break for a couple of years.

Nancy Forster-Holt, executive director of entrepreneurship at Husson University, says, “It was not difficult to get speakers, there was a lot of enthusiasm for the Carter Tax Institute. It serves the Northern Maine population very well. We had a lot of people come down from Presque Isle, come up from Down East. It’s that mid-state group that often has to travel to Augusta or South and stay overnight to get the same amount of continuing professional education that they got today.”

One of the biggest topics of discussion – the Affordable Health Care Act and how it will impact employers.

Speakers also focused on estate taxes and retirement plans for small businesses.