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2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Payroll, Self-Employment, S and C Corporations, and LLCs Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 1/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Leveraging Real Estate Tax Strategies Part 2 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Tax Strategies For Wealthy Individuals Part 2 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Qualified Business Income (QBI) And Choice Of Entity 2018 Sharon Kreider, CPA 3 1/25/2019 10:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 2 Session 2 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 2 Session 2 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Preparing Business Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Preparing Business Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 2 Session 1 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Understanding and Implementing the 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 3 1/25/2019 11:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 1 Session 2 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 1/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: IRAs, Real Estate, Estates, and Trusts Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 1/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 1 Session 1 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
02/01/19 Individual Tax Update Part 1 Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Individual and Employee Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
The Reporting Of Foreign Financial Assets David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 1/25/2019 5:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Tax Planning With Life Insurance Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 1/25/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Understanding the Entity and Its Environment: SAS No. 122, Part 1 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 4 1/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Understanding the Entity and Its Environment: SAS No. 122, Part 2 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 4 1/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Key Guide To Revenue Recognition And Lease Accounting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 1/25/2019 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
QPRTs: Using Personal Residence Trusts in Tax and Estate Planning Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Value Pricing, Step-by-Step Sandra Leyva 2 1/25/2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Auditing Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 1/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Leveraging Real Estate Tax Strategies Part 1 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 1/25/2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Tax Strategies For Wealthy Individuals Part 1 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 1/25/2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Advanced IRC 199A: A Case Study Approach Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Understanding 199A After The Proposed Regulations Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest SSARS Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 1/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
IRS Representation: Collection Client Analysis 2018 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 2 1/25/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Where Do I Go For Answers? Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 1/25/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Not Documented Not Done Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 1/25/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Choice Of Entity Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 2 1/25/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 1/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
A Conversation With Leading CFOs Andi Baldwin 1 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET Details
Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 1/25/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 1/25/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
The New Economy And The New CFO 2017-2018 Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 5 1/26/2019 1:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Social Security And Bridging To Retirement 2018 Martha Shedden 2 1/26/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Social Security and Bridging to Retirement Planning (2018) Martha Shedden 2 1/26/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Common International Tax Issues For Individuals David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 1/26/2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Ransomware! Reducing Your Risk K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 1 1/26/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Success Through Ethics: Business Integrity as Profiled by a Retired FBI Agent Jeff Lanza 4 1/26/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Accounting & Auditing Update For Privately-Owned Companies David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 1/26/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 1/26/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Contract And Procurement Fraud 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 2 1/26/2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Anti-Fraud Protocols For Managers, Owners & Accountants David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 1/26/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 1/26/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018 International Tax Update David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 1/26/2019 6:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Nonprofit Organization Update David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 1/26/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Financial Planning: Challenges For The Astute CPA Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 1/26/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting 2018 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 1/28/2019 11:00AM - 5:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges And Key Risks In Financial Reporting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 1/28/2019 11:00AM - 5:00PM ET Details
Applying The Risk Assessment Standards Kurt Oestriecher 2 1/28/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
"Rainmaking" Strategies For Success Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 3 1/28/2019 11:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Financial and Estate Planning after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 3 1/28/2019 4:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Advanced Social Security: Mastering More Obscure Rules 2018 Martha Shedden 2 1/28/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Advanced Social Security: Mastering More Obscure Rules and Strategies (2018) Martha Shedden 2 1/28/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Cybercrime: Keeping Yourself And Your Business Safe Jeff Lanza 2 1/29/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Annual Update Of Essential Infor For Controll CFOs 2017-2018 Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 5 1/29/2019 2:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Annual Update of Essential Information for Controllers and CFOs 2017-2018 Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 5 1/29/2019 2:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Why Insurance is the Center of the Financial Planning Universe Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 5 1/29/2019 2:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Financial Statement Analysis: Informing Decisions and Adding Value Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 2 1/29/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Check Tampering, Inventory, and Employee Theft Protection: An Action Agenda for SMEs 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 2 1/29/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Check Tampering, Inventory, Employee Theft Protection: 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 2 1/29/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Practical Tax Research 2018 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 1/29/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Western CPE's Guide To Prevention & Detection Of Fraud 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 4 1/29/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Western CPE's Guide to Prevention and Detection of Fraud 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 4 1/29/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Critical Elder Care Issues Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 6 1/30/2019 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Forecasting Using Microsoft Excel's Sensitivity Tools Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 1/30/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details

Meet Our Instructors


Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books.



Vern Hoven, CPA, MT, is one of America’s premier tax presenters and speaks to over 100 groups a year on a variety of tax topics.



Sharon Kreider, CPA, has helped more than 15,000 California tax preparers annually get ready for tax season.



Jeff Sailor, CPA, has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional "boring CPE" since 1992.



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Is my rental property a qualified trade or business? IRS provides a few answers
January 21, 2019
The 20% QBI deduction is only allowed for qualified trade or business income. The bothersome question in the whole year since §199A was enacted was if and when a rental activity is a trade or business. In Notice 2019-7, the IRS proposes a revenue procedure (now designated as Rev. Proc. 2019-xx) that will provide a safe harbor for determining if a rental activity is a trade or business for purposes of the §199A deduction.

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