Rick Beason, CPA, PFS, CGMA, CITP, taught the Virginia Tech income tax seminars sponsored by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc. for 10 years and is currently a reviewer for the Foundation tax course. He serves on the VSCPA Tax Advisory and the Virginia Department of Taxation Advisory Committees. Rick is a lifetime member of the VSCPA and a member of the SCACPA and AICPA. He has practiced as a sole practitioner in Roanoke for 40 years and has a second office in Hilton Head, S.C. Before establishing his practice, he worked for the IRS and the Tax Department of Ernst and Ernst in Winston-Salem, N.C. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.