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Get The Most Trusted Tax Update In The Industry.

Discover why thousands of tax professionals rely upon Western CPE’s Federal Tax Update and Federal & California Tax Update to ensure that their knowledge is current and they are prepared when tax season rolls around. Attend a Live Seminar or utilize Self-Study when it works for you.


Your "Tax Alert on Things to Tell Your Client..." was terrific! Clear and practical.

Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.

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You can earn up to 40 CPE credits while you get up-to-date on the latest accounting topics. Expand your knowledge with engaging, application-oriented presentations scheduled each morning presented by industry-leading experts. Each conference features course tracks suited for both public and industry accountant CPE requirements, so you can focus on the topics you need. Take advantage of our group discounts for reduced prices when sending five or more members of your team.


Jackson Hole Conference
June 29 - June 30, 2017

Teton Village

Snake River Lodge

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Montego Bay Conference
June 29 - July 1, 2017

Montego Bay

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

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Park City Conference
July 10 - July 14, 2017

Park City

Hotel Park City

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San Diego Conference
July 10 - July 14, 2017


Loews Coronado Bay

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Woodstock Conference
July 24 - July 28, 2017


Woodstock Inn & Resort

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Coeur d'Alene Conference
August 7 - August 11, 2017

Coeur D'Alene

The Coeur d'Alene

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Yellowstone National Park Conference
August 14 - August 18, 2017

West Yellowstone

Holiday Inn

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Sonoma County Conference
August 21 - August 25, 2017

Santa Rosa

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel

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Boston Conference
August 28 - September 1, 2017


Hotel Commonwealth

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Nashville Conference
September 11 - September 15, 2017


Sheraton Nashville Downtown

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Professional Resources for Your Career

Public Practice

Whether you're a new finance and accounting professional, new to management or a seasoned CPA looking to dive deep into a speciality, Western CPE has courses to ensure you meet your clients' needs while working more efficiently.

From mastering technology to the most up-to-date accounting strategies to auditing and tax, you'll find our hand-picked CPE opportunities will give you the knowledge and real world application to do your job better.

New CPA | New Manager | Accounting Team Skills | Accounting Specialties

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Industry Accountant

We understand that CPAs serving in business and industry roles have unique continuing professional education priorities. That's why we've created the Industry CPAs Learning Track to help you stay compliant with courses designed with your specific education needs in mind.

Whether it's forecasting, fraud prevention, corporate presentation skills or mastering technology, we have hand-selected the most relevant courses to help you perform your job with confidence and competency.

Fraud Expert | Budget Planning | Presentation Skills |

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Tax Pros

Keep up with ever-changing tax rulings and procedures, get the most relevant information to develop strategies for your clients and maintain your credentials with our courses designed for EAs and tax professionals. Choose the learning track that best serves your education priorities including tax updates, financial advisors, and estate planning.

With Western CPE courses, you will learn from industry leaders who will ensure you are able to do your job with renewed confidence and efficiency.

Tax Updates | Financial Advisors | Estate Planning

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Firms & Groups

Meet the diverse knowledge needs of your team with relevant, applicable CPE and affordable pricing when you design your customized training plan. If you oversee continuing education for a staff of 15 or more accounting and finance professionals, we can work with you to find packages and events that will save you money that aligns with your business plans.

Bulk CPE Credit Packages | Group Rates for CPE Conferences | In-House CPE Training Events | Private Webcasts for Your Team

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Learn at Your Own Pace with Self-Study

Hard Copy

Materials are sent out within one business day. Simply fill out your final exam answer key and fax it in for grading. We’ll send you your results and certificate within one business day.

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Online Course

Download all the coursework you need and take it with you. You can print your certificate of completion immediately upon passing. You can also access your certificate at any time by logging in to your account.

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Self-Study Video

Gives you the best of both worlds. View exciting and informative videos from any device, then take your test when and where you choose.

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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.

Latest eTax Alert

Corporate Extensions February 26, 2017

The IRS has reassured the public that it knows what it is talking about in the 2016 instructions for Form 7004. Apparently, the IRS has been getting inquiries from preparers who are wondering if the instructions for Form 7004 are correct. The instructions indicate that the automatic extension period for corporations is six months, while §6081(b) states that the extension period for corporations is five months. The IRS explained that they were relying upon §6081(a) for the authority to grant six-month extensions, rather than the five-month extension period specified in §6081(b). For more information see the IRS notice here.

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