Select a Webcast

February 11, 2019
1:00PM - 7:00PM ET

$159

February 13, 2019
1:00PM - 7:00PM ET

$159

February 21, 2019
1:00PM - 7:00PM ET

$159

February 27, 2019
1:00PM - 7:00PM ET

$159

October 19, 2018
12:00PM - 6:00PM ET

$159

October 30, 2018
1:00PM - 7:00PM ET

$159

Webcast
2
Update
Taxes
Experience preparing business and/or corporate tax returns

Course Description

Combining the real-life experience of a practicing CPA with essential down-to-earth tax materials in 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 experts, Vern Hoven and Sharon Kreider. The digital PDF manual is hyperlinked to the Internal Revenue Code, tax court decisions, 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.

Highlights include:

  • Updates on the latest business tax reform developments
  • Planning ideas regarding business tax reform
  • ACA and 'Repeal and Replace' developments in large and small businesses
  • Corporate and pass-through entity updates
  • Cures Act implementation
  • Legal marijuana taxation
  • Identity scams hitting employers
  • IRS budget cut and its effects
  • Top 10 most litigated tax issues
  • Employee misclassification issues
  • S corporation basis tracking
  • Corporate reasonable compensation
  • Taxes for the 'sharing economy'




Instructors

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

Taxes
Aug 6, 2018
Experience preparing business and/or corporate tax returns
WC18186496
None


Compliance Information

103220
IRS Provider #: 0MYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-U-01296-18-O
IRS Federal Tax Update Credits: 6
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1240
CTEC Federal Tax Update Credits: 6
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss business tax reform developments.
  • Enumerate planning ideas for business tax reform.
  • Accurately prepare returns for business taxpayers.
  • Convey details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and current developments in 'Repeal and Replace.”
  • Recognize opportunities to use business credits.
  • Summarize the different types of business retirement plans, assessing contribution limits, elective deferral limitations, and prohibited transactions.
  • Compare and contrast qualified Roth contribution plans, SEPs, SIMPLE IRAs, and 401(k) plans, identifying the rules on loans to participants and hardship distribution rules to ensure compliance with tax regulations.
  • Discuss income subject to self-employment tax and withholding from wages, and assess the impact of various withholding and wages issues.
  • Determine the difference between an independent contractor and an employee and examine subsequent reporting requirements.
  • Review C corporation cases and rulings.
  • Review S corporation cases and rulings.
  • Understand federal changes and new rulings for individual tax returns.
  • Provide tax services for clients based on IRS practice and procedure provisions.
  • Describe new developments in IRS policies and procedures.



Back to top