You are invited to join us for the 2019 Janes, Inc., Drake Software Dealer Sales Update Schools this fall. Update Schools prepare you for tax season by providing the latest tax and industry information and program enhancements. Attending a school also provides a valuable opportunity to network and share ideas with fellow tax professionals, Drake Software representatives, and industry exhibitors. Also, earn up to 8 continuing education credits for attending (view CPE Details).
The 2019 Update Schools are a one-day event.
We offer 9 Update Schools for you to choose from in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska. Feel free to contact Janes Inc., Drake Software Dealer Sales with questions at (800) 890-9500, or (479) 783-0479 or by email at Info@DrakeSoftwareSales.com.
See you at the School!
Mary Giesler, will help you navigate through the continuing effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The morning session will bring you up-to-date on important tax and industry changes that will impact you and your practice.
Mary P Giesler, EA, ATP
Upon graduation from Mexico High School in 1976, Mary attended William Woods College (now William Woods University). She graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minors in both Business and Chemistry. Mary married Doug Giesler, a native of Mexico, in 1981. They have 4 children, Lee 33, Lauren 30, Jordan 28 and Freddy 22. Doug, Mary & Freddy reside in Overland Park where she owns and operated MPG Accounting. She has operated MPG Accounting for 38 years and currently serves over 475 clients annually. Mary is an Accredited Tax Professional and has earned her enrolled agent status. She is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and served a President of the Kansas Chapter of NATP for 3 years. In 2010, she became a certified chapter instructor and has been assisting with teaching individual topics for the KS Chapter seminars. In addition, Mary is a member of National Association of Enrolled Agents.
Maggie Jones will walk you through all that’s new in Drake Tax for tax year 2019, including software and data entry enhancements, new features, and more.
Maggie Jones is the Sales Dealer for Drake Software in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. She has over 25 years of experience working with Drake Software. Maggie had her own tax practice for a number of years before selling it and moving back to her home state of Arkansas to focus full time on selling Drake Software. She has been instructing how to use the program since her career began with Drake as a sales dealer 23 years ago. Maggie has also spoken at various IRS and state events over the years about practice management and tax software. Maggie is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University.
The cost to attend is $199 and includes a full day of instruction, a continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Register before October 15, 2019 to receive a discounted admission of $179. If you bring guests who will not attend the conference, purchase tickets for them to join us for breakfast and lunch for $49. Please include them as a “Meal-Only guest” when registering.
Update School FAQs
What is the Dealer Update School?
Janes Inc., Drake Software Dealer Sales offers Update Schools annually during the fall season.
At the school, you’ll join other Drake preparers to learn about the latest tax and industry
information, and program enhancements. Our representatives are available to answer your
questions, and industry vendors are available to offer products that enhance your practice. For
many Drake preparers, this is an annual event that can’t be missed! We look forward to seeing
What is the length and format of the Update School this year?
The 2019 Update School is a one-day event. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration
cost for the school.
- Check-in: 7am – 8am – Continental breakfast is served during this time
- General Session: 8am – 12pm
- Lunch: 12pm – 1pm
- General Session: 1pm – 5pm
What topics are presented at the school?
Mary Giesler, EA discusses the latest industry and tax changes effecting the upcoming
filing season, and shows how these tax changes effect return preparation.
Maggie Jones will walk you through all that’s new in Drake Software for tax year 2019,
including software enhancements, new features, and more. Review the CPE Details for
detail CPE information based on your professional designation. The Update Schools
provide an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge of Drake Software.
What are the school locations and dates?
|La Vista, NE (Omaha Area)
|Overland Park, KS
|Little Rock, AR
|St. Louis, MO
|Oklahoma City, OK
|Fort Smith, AR
- Pre-registration is required. Registration at the door will only be accepted if space is still available at the update school. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with important Update School details. Please be sure to provide us with a valid email address when you register.
- Credit cards are the only accepted form of payment when registering online. If you are paying by check, please click to **Print a Registration Form***. Complete the form and mail it with your check. We must receive the registration form and payment seven days prior to school if mailing. Mailing and fax information is provided on the registration form.
- We have arranged for a block of sleeping rooms for the night before the events, except in Branson where there is a room block for the night of the Nov. 21st and Nov. 22nd.
Below each school location you will find the hotel number and code to call for the special room rate. Please consider staying at the hotel so we may continue to offer the special rate in the future