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General experience in individual tax preparation

Course Description

With individual returns as its focus, this comprehensive course covers an overview of key issues facing tax preparers this year. Combining the real-life experience of a practicing CPA/EA with essential down-to-earth tax materials and a high-tech format, this powerful presentation will enable participants to quickly grasp recent tax changes. You'll receive the most complete and up-to-date reference manual, written by renowned tax expert, Vern Hoven. The digital PDF manual is hyperlinked to the Internal Revenue Code and other primary authorities, making it extremely convenient. Join us as our world-class tax instructors share cutting-edge tax planning strategies in a high energy, often humorous presentation style using real-life experiences, which make complicated tax topics easily understandable. Specific course topics will be announced and updated through year-end.

This is the first of four-parts and will cover an overview of the individual tax return including the latest and most intriguing 2017 court decisions on divorce and alimony, charitable contributions, education credits, and much, much more!


Vern Hoven, CPA, MT

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. He teaches at Western CPE Federal Tax Update seminars and conferences and produces self-study and webcasts courses as well. Vern consistently receives outstanding evaluations and has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious AICPA 2014 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education.
Vern is the author of the best-selling Real Estate Investor’s Tax Guide and a favorite interviewee on radio, television, and in newspapers. His presentation skills have earned him the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, which has granted only 400 CSPs out of 3,600 NSA members as of 2006.
Vern practiced in the public, governmental, and corporate accounting fields before starting his own public accounting practice in 1973, a firm that grew to one of the largest in western Montana. In 1985, he started his present tax consulting practice. CPA Magazine recognized Vern as one of the top 50 IRS representation practitioners in 2008.

Course Specifics

Oct 23, 2017
General experience in individual tax preparation

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: OMYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-U-01222-17-O
IRS Federal Tax Update Credits: 4
CFP Provider #: 3199
CFP Course #: 244860
CTEC Provider #: 2017
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1172
CTEC Federal Tax Update Credits: 4
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Reduce the number of errors on your client's tax returns
  • Navigate the complex real-estate taxation rules
  • Identify the implications of recent court rulings on education tax credit

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