CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TAX & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

All New and Current customers who purchase the Premium, Plus, or Core (Total Value Package) 2021 Federal Tax Update or the 2021 Federal and California Update will get the Tax Advisory Complement Bundle for free.

NOTE:

  • New Federal Tax Update customers will get an immediate email with a coupon code for the free course once their Tax Update purchase is complete.
  • Current Customers that purchased the Premium, Plus, or Core (Total Value Package) 2021 Federal Tax Update will get an email with a coupon code to get the Tax Advisory Complement Bundle for free.

Equifax Data Breach Takes Immediate Action September 11, 2017

There has been a massive data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. 143 million individuals are at risk for identity theft. Hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for 209,000 people.

To protect yourself and your client, go to https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to determine if your data was breached and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection. The offering, called TrustedID Premier, includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and internet scanning for Social Security numbers – all paid by Equifax for one year. 

Sample Client Letter

Dear Client,

We are all at risk of identity theft because of a major data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Hackers stole names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers for millions of Equifax’s customers.

Because of the breach, Equifax will provide you “TrustedID Premier”, which includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and internet scanning for Social Security numbers. 

To find out if your data was breached and to enroll in TrustedID go to https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.

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.

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How The $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint Could Impact Your Clients

The new reporting requirements on brokers are addressed in Section 80603 of the bill. “Broker,” by definition in Sec. 6045 (c)(1), is expanded to include “any other person who (for a consideration) regularly acts as a middleman with respect to property or services…A person shall not be treated as a broker with respect to activities consisting of managing a farm on behalf of another person.” In turn, the bill defines a “digital asset” as “any digital representation of value which is recorded on a cryptographically secured distributed ledger or any similar technology as specified by the Secretary.