Everyone complains about continuing education, but occasionally the concept is reinforced when a timely program provides needed insight. Such should be the case when the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association sponsors a class on the tax consequences of servicing an NPS contract. 

Funeral directors need to understand that they do not necessarily incur a tax loss when they honor an NPS that pays less than their at-need prices. Incurring an IRS audit by improperly reporting NPS revenues would be salt to those wounds.

The MFDEA convention starts June 1st, with a slate of classes scheduled for Monday, June 2nd.   Continuing education is not required for Missouri licensees, but it should be. Regardless, NPS providers from Missouri have ample reason to consider attending the convention. Hearing the Missouri Attorney General’s Office address the NPS situation may be worth the price of admission.