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Experience preparing tax returns

Course Description

Congress and the President's historic changes to the US Tax Code are now law. This extensive legislation has profound effects on businesses and individuals alike and has prompted a flood of tax-related questions. Tax professionals need to be ready now to address clients' tax concerns and provide accurate, up-to-date tax planning advice going forward.

Join Western CPE's renowned tax experts Vern Hoven and Sharon Kreider as they navigate the most pressing and complex aspects of the law. This Seminar is a must for any tax professional looking to become familiar with the key provisions of the biggest tax reform in 30 years.


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.

Sharon Kreider, CPA

Sharon Kreider, CPA, has helped more than 15,000 California tax preparers annually get ready for tax season. She also presents regularly for the AICPA, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, CCH Audio, and Western CPE. You’ll benefit from the detailed, hands-on tax knowledge Sharon will share with you—knowledge she gained through her extremely busy, high-income tax practice in Silicon Valley. With her dynamic presentation style, Sharon will demystify complex individual and business tax legislation. She’s a national lecturer for business and professional groups and consistently receives outstanding evaluations. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious AICPA 2014 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education.

Course Specifics

Aug 6, 2018
Experience preparing tax returns

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: 0MYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-U-01288-18-I
IRS Federal Tax Update Credits: 8
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1233
CTEC Federal Tax Update Credits: 8
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

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

  • Determine the basics of the new tax reform law (Tax Cut & Jobs Act or TCJA).
  • Identify the new individual and business tax rates.
  • Cite the changes to various categories of itemized deductions.
  • Recall the complexities of the Qualified Business Income deduction and determine how it replaces corporate AMT.
  • Indicate the impact of the tax law on methods of accounting.
  • Recognize how the new tax law requires stock options to be treated (section 83(i)).

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