A Comprehensive Review of the Latest Tax Rulings and Changes

Written by our renowned tax expert instructors Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi, this self-study course provides an overview of key rule and process changes to both individual and business tax law, and offers practical scenarios to help you apply your knowledge. Choose between online, hard copy and video formats. You'll learn about recent and potential tax changes, individual and business return preparation, real estate, retirement plans, estate and gift taxation, passive losses, IRS audit issues, federal payroll changes and California's unique tax issues. When you choose one of our self-study courses, you’ll understand why financial professionals nationwide consider it the industry’s best.


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.

Online

Online Self-Study

Get immediate access to the 2018-2019 Federal & California Tax Update learning and reference materials, allowing you to dive deep into the information. Download your CPE to any device, and take it with you so you can learn when and wherever you want. Complete your CPE with an online exam, and enjoy instant grading with the option to print your certificate immediately upon passing.


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Hard Copy

Hard Copy Format

You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials for the 2018-2019 Federal & California Tax Update, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.


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Self-Study Video

Self-Study Video

Experience high-quality instruction with our 2018-2019 Federal & California Tax Update Self-Study Video, available to you 24/7. You can see and hear Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi deliver the information you need in a dynamic way. Unlike a live course or webcast, you can complete the course on your own time, playing and pausing as needed. Self-Study Videos allow you to complete your CPE requirements on your own time.

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

INDIVIDUAL TAX HIGHLIGHTS

  • What are the 50 most important individual Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2018 changes?
  • Learn over 50 new individual tax planning ideas after tax reform!
  • Will each of your clients pay more, or less, taxes after tax reform?
  • Know how kiddie tax increases equal 10 times more tax in 2018. And most trust administrators have no idea!
  • Does your client know how the increase in standard deduction will impact their tax return?
  • When will the loss of personal exemptions increase your client’s taxes?
  • Will the family tax credit make up for the loss of the personal exemptions?
  • Will the limit on the SALT deduction mean fewer of your clients will itemize?
  • When will the changes to the mortgage interest deduction hurt homeowners?
  • What happens when homeowners refinance acquisition debt after Dec. 15, 2017?
  • What do homeowners do after the repeal of the home equity debt?
  • When is it still possible to deduct interest on borrowing from one’s home equity?
  • How will your clients avoid the loss of his or her unreimbursed employee business expenses (Form 2106)? Help your client prepare an action plan!
  • Who else loses with the loss of the 2% miscellaneous itemized deductions?
  • When will AMT affect your clients?
  • How does the change to tax-free exchanges affect your clients? Cost seg. studies are more important now! Learn why.
  • Are investors hurt by tax reform? Not with proper planning!
  • Are retirees hurt by tax reform? Probably.
  • Are real estate rentals helped by tax reform? Some are!
  • What do your divorcing clients, and divorce attorneys, do now that alimony isn’t deductible or taxable for 2019?
  • Learn the latest updates on ACA and “Repeal and Replace” developments!
  • How will the 20% capital gains tax +3.8% NII tax issues impact your clients?
  • What are the latest charity audit issues?
  • What are the credit rule changes?
  • Is FBAR and FATCA reporting still important? You bet!
  • What are the latest tax issues for online rentals?
  • How does the IRS clarification on who is and isn’t a real estate professional impact your clients?
  • What are the latest estate and gift thresholds? Is estate planning still necessary? 

BUSINESS TAX HIGHLIGHTS

  • What are the 50 most important business Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2018 changes?
  • Learn over 50 new business tax planning ideas after tax reform!
  • Find answers to your client’s questions on the new 20% Qualified Business Income deduction.
  • Do you know who benefits, and who doesn’t benefit, from the 20% QBI deduction?
  • Understand how the three QBI deduction limitations work!
  • What is the best entity for your client to choose after the 20% QBI deduction?
  • Is the sole proprietorship the right choice for some clients?
  • Is an LLC better than an S corporation?
  • When is the S corporation the right choice when the QBI deduction is considered?
  • Will converting to a closely-held C corporation reduce taxes? Most likely not!
  • How does the §179 expensing deduction and 100% bonus depreciation change business purchases! Which is better?
  • When does a new roof qualify for expensing?
  • Our clients must separate entertainment expenses from business meals now! Why?
  • How did luxury car depreciation limits change. Great news for many!
  • How has the NOL deduction been limited?
  • Can business losses be too big to use? Tragically, yes!
  • Does the new family leave credit benefit individuals? Businesses? Yes, to both.
  • Did accounting methods change for my clients?
  • Learn the latest ACA “Repeal and Replace” developments and how these proposals impact large and small businesses.
  • Know the impact of marijuana taxation as states legalize its sale.
  • Identity scams hitting employers.
  • How will the IRS budget allocations to new law implementation affect your clients and you?
  • What are the top 10 most litigated tax issues? Is your client a target?
  • Know the impact of employee misclassification.
  • What is corporate reasonable compensation and what is new?
  • What are the tax issues for the “sharing economy”?

California HIGHLIGHTS

  • Identify important filing issues experienced by California taxpayers.
  • Learn the details of how California doesn't conform with the new law.

CALIFORNIA TAX HIGHLIGHTS

  • Identify important filing issues experienced by California taxpayers.
  • Learn the details of how California doesn't conform with the new law.

Tax Update Manual Included!

Receive a fully-linked, dynamic, PDF copy of our 2018-2019 Federal & California Tax Update Manual, when you purchase any Federal & California Tax Update course.

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

MEET OUR EXPERTS

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!

Karen Brosi, CFP, EA, one of the most popular instructors on California tax law, presents comprehensive and relevant information at this tax update seminar. Her background as a CFP professional and as a tax preparer for the wealthy makes her particularly effective in the tax and financial planning arenas. Karen Brosi will teach you 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 is a favorite interviewee on radio, television, and in the print media, including BusinessWeek. Karen Brosi's powerful real-life presentations pinpoint critical federal and state tax areas, teaching you what you need to know to optimally assist your clients.

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