Jodie Heal, CPA, will offer two free tax planning workshops at the First National Bank branch at 132 Park St. Monday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. They are open to both individuals and businesses. Registration is requested by contacting Heal at 619-2564, or

Each year, tax laws change, and 2016 is no exception. More than 100 statutory changes made in 2015 are effective starting for 2016. There are due date changes, credits that became permanent and other credits due to expire. Tax brackets and personal exemptions changed and more Affordable Care Act provisions changed. The seminar will help participants understand and prepare for these changes.

Heal, whose office is in South Thomaston, is a graduate of Berkeley College and holds a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from Keller Graduate School.