16 Credits

Price: $419

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Taxes
General experience with individual tax preparation

Course Description

One tax seminar a year is a must, and this is the best in the nation! This comprehensive two-day course, presented by Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi, is the first fully integrated tax program in the industry. We'll compare and contrast federal and California issues side-by-side while providing answers to all your tax questions. You'll receive the most complete and up-to-date printed manual, plus a digital reference manual conveniently hyperlinked to the Internal Revenue Code. You'll learn about recent and potential tax changes, individual and business return preparation, real estate, retirement plans, estate and gift taxation, passive losses, IRS audit issues, and federal payroll changes.

Highlights include:

  • What are the 50 most important individual Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2018 changes?
  • Learn over 50 new individual tax planning ideas after tax reform!
  • Will each of your clients pay more, or less, taxes after tax reform?
  • Know how kiddie tax increases equal 10 times more tax in 2018. And most trust administrators have no idea!
  • Does your client know how the increase in standard deduction will impact their tax return?
  • When will the loss of personal exemptions increase your client's taxes?
  • Will the family tax credit make up for the loss of the personal exemptions?
  • Will the limit on the SALT deduction mean fewer of your clients will itemize?
  • When will the changes to the mortgage interest deduction hurt homeowners?
  • What happens when homeowners refinance acquisition debt after Dec. 15, 2017?
  • What do homeowners do after the repeal of the home equity debt?
  • When is it still possible to deduct interest on borrowing from one's home equity?
  • How will your clients avoid the loss of his or her unreimbursed employee business expenses (Form 2106)? Help your client prepare an action plan!
  • Who else loses with the loss of the 2% miscellaneous itemized deductions?
  • When will AMT affect your clients?
  • How does the change to tax-free exchanges affect your clients? Cost seg. studies are more important now! Learn why.
  • Are investors hurt by tax reform? Not with proper planning!
  • Are retirees hurt by tax reform? Probably.
  • Are real estate rentals helped by tax reform? Some are!
  • What do your divorcing clients, and divorce attorneys, do now that alimony isn't deductible or taxable for 2019?
  • Learn the latest updates on ACA and 'Repeal and Replace” developments!
  • How will the 20% capital gains tax +3.8% NII tax issues impact your clients?
  • What are the latest charity audit issues?
  • What are the credit rule changes?
  • Is FBAR and FATCA reporting still important?  You bet!
  • What are the latest tax issues for online rentals?
  • How does the IRS clarification on who is and isn't a real estate professional impact your clients?
  • What are the latest estate and gift thresholds? Is estate planning still necessary?
  • Your materials include 5 comprehensive examples that compare a client's 2017 tax to her or his 2018 taxes and six client letters on various parts of tax reform!
  • Identify important filing issues experienced by California taxpayers.
  • Learn the details of how California doesn't conform with the new law.





Instructors

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.

Karen Brosi, CFP, EA

Karen Brosi, CFP, EA, has an extensive California tax practice, advising clients in individual tax and family wealth planning, specializing in complex individual income tax matters and all types of securities transactions. Her background as a CFP and as a tax preparer for the wealthy makes her particularly effective in the tax and financial planning arenas. Karen teaches tax professionals how to avoid tax minefields with her extensive planning checklists and practical tips.

Besides being one of the most prominent California tax update instructors, she’s a favorite interviewee on radio, television, and in print media, such as Bloomberg Businessweek. Karen’s powerful real-life presentations pinpoint critical federal and state tax areas, teaching tax professionals what they need to know to optimally assist their clients. Karen was the recipient of the California CPA Education Foundation 2012-2013 Outstanding Webcast Instructor award.



Course Specifics

Taxes
Sep 9, 2018
General experience with individual tax preparation
WC18186474
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

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

  • Learn the various individual tax reform provisions.
  • Discuss notices and regulations from the IRS to implement tax reform.
  • Explain to your clients how tax reform impacts their tax bill.
  • Enumerate planning ideas for individual tax reform.
  • Accurately prepare returns for individual taxpayers considering tax reform.
  • Convey details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and current developments in 'Repeal and Replace.”
  • Understand and apply the various IRA and Roth IRA rules to properly utilize these vehicles for retirement and tax planning.
  • Identify tax issues and apply regulations related to real estate and investment property.
  • Identify top estate planning ideas for clients with small estates.
  • Apply the many other individual tax changes applicable for 2018 returns (these will be updated throughout the year)



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