Income Taxes for Foreign Agricultural Workers (H-2A)

Date: July 13, 2016 - July 13, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: Adam J. Kantrovich,, 616-994-4570

Mr. Bob Wunderle, CPA, La Posada Tax Clinic
Dr. Adam J. Kantrovich, MSU Extension Farm Management Educator


Michigan’s agricultural industry has been seeing a decline in recent years of the traditional labor resources that have been used in the past. The use of the H-2A Guest Worker Program has seen a significant increase in use recently with continued significant growth in coming years. With this increase there is a need for legal and tax professionals to have an understanding on how to prepare taxes for H-2A guest workers, common pit-falls and challenges.

This Continuing Education Program will provide a four hour presentation with three hours of hands-on workshop to help tax professionals understand how tax law impacts foreign agricultural workers and their employers and give them a better understanding of the challenges faced by tax professionals, employers and the workers themselves as they strive to comply with federal and state tax laws.

The information included also applies to all taxpayers who use ITINs when filing tax returns and/or have spouses and/or dependents living outside the United States.

Participants will gain an understanding of tax preparation for H-2A Guest Workers, the appropriate method to fill-out an ITIN documentation/application, how to appropriately calculate the time a guest worker has been “in country” over the past 3-years to determine the correct tax documentation needed to be filed in the present tax year. Participants will also receive an overview of the tax deductions, credits available and not available to H-2A Guest Workers.

This program will also discuss payroll and tax withholding issues and responsibilities of an Employer and H-2A Laborer that all tax and legal professionals should be aware of when working with their clients.

Please download the detailed program outline and course objective sheet from the link below.  

Dates and Locations

This full day workshop will be held from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and is offered at two locations:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Ottawa County Fillmore Complex
Main Conference Room
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460


Wednesday, July 13, 2016
MSU Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center
6686 S. Center Highway
Traverse City, MI 49684 


Registration fee is $125.00 per person which includes lunch, refreshments, handouts and materials.  Register online by July 8, 2016.  Online registration offers payment by credit card or check.

CPE Credits

This program will offer 6 CPE’s for tax preparers.


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