Federal Mid-Year Tax Update

Find Out What You Missed During the Busy Tax Season 

Now that you have your head above water, update your knowledge of recent tax changes with our self-study 2017 Federal Mid-Year Tax Update. Complete the full update course or choose smaller credit options on the topics that interest you most. Combining the real-life experience of a practicing CPA/EA with essential down-to-earth tax materials in a high-tech format, this powerful presentation will enable participants to quickly grasp recent tax changes. You'll receive the most complete and up-to-date reference manual, written by renowned tax experts, Vern Hoven and Sharon Kreider. The digital PDF manual is hyperlinked to the Internal Revenue Code and other primary authorities, making it extremely convenient. Join us as our world-class tax instructors share cutting-edge tax planning strategies in a high energy, often humorous presentation style using real-life experiences, which make complicated tax topics easily understandable.

Highlights of What You'll Learn in Our 2017 Federal Mid-Year Tax Update

  • Identify the tax law changes and extensions provided in court cases and in legislation.
  • Recognize important administrative tax issues related to filing status and personal and dependency exemptions.
  • Cite the framework and compliance issues required for individuals and businesses by the Affordable Care Act.
  • Identify how to avoid the 10% early withdrawal penalty.
  • Identify the various rules regarding IRAs and Roth IRAs, and how these rules are used for retirement and tax planning.
  • Identify passive loss rules, noting the establishment of material participation, passive rental activity, and the disposition of a passive activity.
  • Identify changes in the law regarding reporting cost basis to beneficiaries, filing Form 8971 and Schedule A, and the relating deadlines and penalties which may be applicable.
  • Cite recent changes in the tax law relating to businesses and identify the hobby rules under §183(b).
  • Recall current issues affecting corporations, including tax return due dates and corporate inversions.
  • Cite recent legislative and judicial changes relating to LLCs and partnerships.
  • Cite the current changes in IRS practice and procedures, including identity theft, phone scams, and procedures for dealing with the IRS.


Vern Hoven and Sharon Kreider


Online Self-Study

Get immediate access to the 2017 Federal Mid-Year Tax Update learning and reference materials, allowing you to dive deep into the information you need. 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 assessment and enjoy instant grading with the option to print your certificate immediately upon passing.




Hard Copy Format

You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials for the 2017 Federal Mid-Year 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.






Vern Hoven and Sharon Kreider


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 thousands of 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!


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