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2021 California Federal Tax Update: Real Estate, Estate, Trusts & IRS (Self Study Video)

3 Credits: Taxes


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2021 California Federal Tax Update: Real Estate, Estate, Trusts & IRS (Self Study Video)

Self-Study Video
Course Level
CPE Credits

3 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

Combining the real-life experience of a practicing CPA/EA with essential down-to-earth tax
materials in a high-tech format, this in-depth self-study course will enable participants to
grasp recent Federal and California tax changes. You’ll receive the most complete and up-to-date
course materials, written by renowned tax experts, Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi.

Topics include:

  • The Build Back Better Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, American Rescue Plan Cares Act, TCJA,  & SECURE Act.
  • ACA applicable to taxpayers in the current year.
  • Identify the impact to IRAs and rollovers as a result of TCJA.

California indexing, deductions, and limitations. Conformity and non-conformity with IRS
Rules. Explanation of, Build Back Better Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, American Rescue Plan Cares Act, TCJA,  & SECURE Act. Definition and guidelines of California residents vs non-residents. Taxable income other State Tax Credit.
Domestic vs. Foreign Businesses for Corporations, LLC’s, and other business entities.

COVID-19 changes to CA audits and administration.

  • Understand changes to collection actions and appeals.
  • Understand changes to Penalties and Administrative Issues.
  • Understand Workers Classification CA style.
  • Understand the new collection requirements due to the Wayfair decision.
  • Understand issues involving the Cannabis industry.

Highlights include:

  • New legislation
  • Cost Segregation in the news
  • TCJA limits §1031 exchanges to real property
  • Tax issues for online rentals
  • IRS keeps intense audit pressure on passive activities, especially on real estate professionals
  • Determining if property is dealer or investor property
  • Cancellation of debt and foreclosures
  • Loss on rental converted from personal use
  • Monetized Installment Sale transactions
  • Capital loss v. Ordinary loss on sale of property
  • Estate and gift tax
  • Build Back Better proposed changes
  • Estate Planning
  • State inheritance taxes
  • Trust rules changed after SECURE
  • IRS explains “excess deductions” at termination of trust
  • Estate and trust administrators personally liable for taxes
  • FLPS can still be useful
  • Recent valuation cases
  • IRS operations during covid-19
  • New! Tax pro account
  • Taxpayer first act update
  • IRS activities
  • IRS data book shows decline in audits & collection, increase in online interaction
  • Penalty abatement – reasonable cause
  • Security summit – working virtually: protecting data at home and at work
  • 2020 national taxpayer advocate report to congress and 2021 purple book
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Learning Objectives

2021 California Edition Federal Tax Update: Real Estate, Estate, Trusts & IRS, will Identify the timing and impact of key provisions new legislation including:

Individual Returns

  • Identify key provisions of new legislation
  • Learn about cost segregation
  • Identify §1031 exchanges
  • Understand cancellation of debt and foreclosures
  • Understand tax issues for online rentals
  • IRS audits on passive activities
  • Determine if property is dealer or investor property
  • Understand Monetized installments sales
  • Identify Capital loss v. ordinary loss on sale of property
  • Understand Estate and gift tax
  • Review Build Back Better proposed changes
  • Understand Estate Planning
  • Identify State inheritance taxes
  • Trust rules overview changes after SECURE
  • Identify how FLPs can still be useful
  • Overview of recent valuation cases
  • Identify IRS operations during covid-19
  • Overview of new! tax pro account
  • Update and review of, Taxpayer first act update
  • Identify new, IRS activities
  • I identify how the IRS data book shows decline in audits & collection, increase in online interaction
  • Understand Penalty abatement & reasonable cause
  • Identify changes to the 2020 national taxpayer advocate report and 2021 purple book

Build Back Better Act

  • Real Estate
  • Estate Tax
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
December 20, 2021


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-U-01954-21-S
IRS Federal Tax Update Credits: 3
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1691
CTEC Federal Tax Update Credits: 3

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Meet The Experts

Karen Brosi Headshot

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 …

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Sharon Kreider Headshot

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 …

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