In Memory of Philip E. Harris, J.D.
Philip E. Harris, J.D., has been an integral part of farm tax Extension programs for over 35 years. He was the longest running active member of the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee and was also a founding contributor to RuralTax.org. He was the author or co-author of the University of Illinois Farm Income Tax School Workbook for more than fifteen years and a lead editor and co-author of the National Income Tax Workbook used by 29,000 tax practitioners throughout the United States for 18 years. For 38 years he has conducted extensive tax education workshops throughout Wisconsin and in other states. His contribution to farm tax education is appreciated and will be missed.
He was a professor emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Harris has taught agricultural business and tax planning, along with agricultural and natural resources law in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. He taught income taxation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Colorado law schools. He frequently lectured on farm taxation topics at continuing education programs for attorneys and other tax practitioners. He was the Director of Tax Insight, LLC, a company that provides continuing education to tax practitioners who serve small businesses and farmers.
Professor Harris held a B.S. degree in Economics from Iowa State University, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. in law from the University of Chicago. He was a member of the Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin Bars.