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Federal Tax Update

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Get the Industry's Best Tax Update without Leaving Home

Get the full benefit of a Federal Tax Update from your office or home when you choose Western CPE’s Federal Tax Update Self-Study Courses. Our nationally recognized tax experts, Vern Hoven and Sharon Kreider, present the very latest information on critical changes and rulings you need to know. 

You will get an in-depth look at real estate and passive losses, IRAs and pensions, and gift and estate issues. Vern will also guide you through everything you need to know this year for business, corporate, government and nonprofit taxes. 

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We are offering new and previous customers our latest course,

 Free with your purchase of the Tax Update.

Note: To get your free course, buy the Tax Update, then we will send you an email with a coupon code that gives you the course for free.

We offer several Federal Tax Update Self-Study options:
You can choose specific from a wide range of topics covered in each individual Self-Study course.

Self-Study Highlights

  • Download your online CPE courses to any device
  • Get fast, one business day shipping of print materials
  • Enjoy instant online grading
  • Take an entire year to complete your test
Federal Tax Update Manual

Tax Update PDF Manual Included

Receive a fully-linked, PDF copy of your course when you purchase of the Federal Tax Update Self-Study courses.

This easy-to-use resource will support your success, not just in the course, but throughout the tax season.


Meet the Experts


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 also produces self-study and webcasts courses. Vern consistently receives outstanding evaluations and has won numerous teaching awards.

Vern is the author of the best-selling Real Estate Investor’s Tax Guide and a favorite interviewee on radio, television, and in newspapers. 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 is the most popular federal tax update seminar instructor in California. For each of the past 19 years, Sharon has helped more than 15,000 California tax preparers get ready for tax season. In addition to instructing at Western CPE tax seminars, she also presents regularly for the AICPA, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, and A.G. Edwards. You’ll benefit from the detailed, hands-on tax knowledge Sharon Kreider will share with you—knowledge she gained through her extremely busy, high-income tax practice in Silicon Valley. With her dynamic presentation style, Sharon Kreider will demystify complex individual and business tax legislation. After joining Sharon Kreider at this two-day seminar, you’ll be prepared for a successful tax season!