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2017-2018 Federal Tax Update

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FTU Webcast

Get the full benefit of a Federal Tax Update from your office or home when you choose Western CPE’s Federal Tax Update Webcast. You’ll see and hear nationally recognized tax expert, Vern Hoven, present the very latest information on critical changes and rulings you need to know. Ask questions of our expert moderator and interact with your peers for a simulated classroom experience. 

The individual tax session will take an in-depth look at real estate and passive losses, IRAs and pensions, and gift and estate issues. During the business tax session, Vern will guide you through everything you need to know this year for business, corporate, government and nonprofit taxes. 

Experience the flexibility of webcasts without sacrificing quality.

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LIVE INSTRUCTION ONLINE 

  • Replicated live learning. See and hear the instructor and his teaching slides.
  • Online chat. Ask questions of expert moderators and interact with your peers.
  • NO exam requirement. Simply check in during the webcasts.
  • Receive your certificate of completion by email within 1 business day.

We offer several Federal Tax Update webcast options. You can complete the entire 16-credit course, or you can choose specific topics covered in individual webcasts that are 12, 8, or 4 credits.

   What You'll Learn in Our Federal Tax Update Webcast

Individual Tax Topics 

  • Tax reform in the Trump administration and new Congress.
  • A review of provisions set to expire this year.
  • Tax problems faced by divorced couples.
  • 20% Capital Gain rate and NII tax implications for high-income taxpayers.
  • The FBAR filing date change to watch.
  • FATCA and FFI reporting -- what you need to know.
  • Recent rulings on noncash donations.
  • Changes to Education Credit rules.
  • Tougher rules for EITC compliance.
  • Healthcare changes and ACA laws still in effect.
  • Why self-directed IRAs will 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 

  • 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 is expanded 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.
  • Resolving the ACA and medical expense reimbursement plans (HRAs).
  • Retirement plan update for same-sex married couples.
  • Prohibited transactions to avoid.
  • Due date of Forms W-2s and 1099-MISC have changed.
  • 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.

 

 

Federal Tax Update Manual

 

Tax Update Manual Included!

Receive a fully-linked, dynamic, PDF copy of our 2017-2018 Federal Tax Update Manual, when you purchase any Federal Tax Update course.

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

 

 

 

MEET OUR EXPERT

Vern Hoven, CPA, MTA, 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.

 

Vern Hoven

 


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