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Basic understanding of and experience with federal and state 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 advice going forward.

Vern Hoven, Sharon Kreider, and Karen Brosi bring their expertise to the table for an in-depth discussion of the most pressing, as well the most complex aspects of the law. These renowned tax experts will help participants navigate essential components of the law, elucidating the intricacies of the most critical tax changes.

This course is a must-view for any tax professional looking to become familiar with the key provisions of this sweeping new tax legislation. Join this course today to prepare yourself with the essentials needed to guide your clients through this new realm of tax law.


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

Dec 28, 2017
Basic understanding of and experience with federal and state tax returns

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: 0MYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-T-01253-18-O
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 3
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1200
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 3
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 law
  • Identify the new individual and business tax rates
  • Determine the changes to various categories of itemized deductions
  • Recognize 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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