The University of Minnesota has been providing continuing education for tax practitioners for 73 years. The University of Minnesota is a member of the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that conducts tax education programs for tax professionals at workshops, institutes, seminars, and forums attended by over 29,000 tax professionals in more than 25 states. The Income Tax Short Course is offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education and partners with University of Minnesota Extension with regards to staff functioning in a leadership role. The Income Tax Short Course is a two-day professional workshop offering a total of 16 continuing professional education hours for tax preparers. The course is offered at 11 different locations state-wide with an annual attendance of more than 1,300 participants. Attendees consist of: tax return preparers, Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, attorneys, and insurance personnel. Evaluation of this program effort is accomplished in two phases. The first phase consists of an end-of-meeting evaluation intended to collect initial feedback for the course and is focused on determining program outcomes. The second phase consists of a follow-up evaluation performed six months following the last workshop. Phase two focus is to determine program impacts based upon how participants utilized and acted upon their new knowledge, whether or not they developed and implemented key informational aspects of the program, and what the resulting impact of those actions were.