Federal & California Tax Update CPE

Keep Up with Changes to Tax Law
Receive a supplement fully reviewing the implications of the new tax law, as well as tax planning considerations, included when you purchase the 2018-2019 Federal & California Tax Update.

Be Ready for the 2018-2019 Tax Season

Experience the industry’s most comprehensive, fully-integrated Federal & California Tax Update. 

Led by renowned tax experts, Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi, our Seminars, Live Webcasts and Self-Study Federal & California Tax Update options provide the information you need with flexibility and value that will maximize your time and money.

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Sharon and Karen are the best! I look forward to their annual tax update seminar each year. The class materials and lectures are essential for staying up to date each tax season.

Virginia T., CPA


What You'll Learn in Our Federal and California Tax Update


Individual Tax Topics

  • What Trump tax reform means to individual clients.
  • A review of expired provisions.
  • Tax problems faced by divorced couples.
  • 20% Capital Gain rate and NII tax implications for high-income taxpayers.
  • FBAR, FATCA and FFI reporting -- what you need to know.
  • Recent tax court rulings on noncash donation substantiation.
  • Changes to Education Credit rules.
  • Tougher rules for EITC compliance.
  • What ACA repeal and replacement means to individual clients.
  • Why self-directed IRAs get more attention from the IRS.
  • Tax issues for Airbnb rentals.
  • Implications when converting a vacation home to rental activity.
  • Six estate planning questions to ask your clients.
  • Estate and gift tax threshold updates.
  • Form 8971 estate reporting requirements.
  • Final regulation on Portability Election.


Business Tax Topics 

  • What Trump tax reform means for our business clients.
  • The 13 business activities sure to interest IRS auditors.
  • Cautions for withdrawing or receiving cash payments of $10,000 or more.
  • Taxing medical marijuana -- the facts.
  • Deductions you need to know, including: conference fees, travel expenses, cell phones, and more.
  • Section 179 Expensing Election for qualified real estate.
  • Improving a building and writing off a portion of the original cost.
  • R&D credit expanded for small business -- and how to use it against payroll taxes.
  • New law starts for medical expense reimbursement plans (HRAs) in 2017.
  • What ACA repeal and replacement means for our business clients.
  • Prohibited transactions to avoid.
  • Forms W-2s and 1099-MISC due date change problems.
  • Why the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty is hard to escape.
  • Partnership audit process changes for 2018. 
  • When an LLC member is subject to SE Tax.



  • IRS Due diligence requirements in 2017.
  • What to do when identity theft happens to your client.
  • A warning on new phishing and phone scams aimed at tax preparers.
  • The increases in Letter Ruling Fees.
  • How to be ready with client verification when calling the IRS.
  • The Top 10 most litigated tax issues last year.
  • How to reduce amount when the IRS reconstructs income using the bank deposit method.
  • When Innocent Spouse Relief can be used.
  • A full review of recent case rulings and regulations that impact you and your clients, with source citations.



  • Conformity and nonconformity including those arising from the Trump tax reform proposals.
  • The future of covered California after ACA's repeal and replacement.
  • Resident and nonresident issues
  • Updates for California payroll and property taxes.


Federal & California Tax Update Manual

Tax Update Manual Included!

Receive a fully-linked, dynamic, PDF copy of our 2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update Manual, when you purchase any Federal and California Tax Update course. This easy-to-use resource will support your success, not just in the course, but throughout the tax season.


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