2018 Tax Advisor's Update

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  • Date/Time
    • Jan 22, 2019
    • Sign In: 7:30am (Pacific Time)
    • Program: 8:00am - 4:00pm (Pacific Time)
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  • Location
    • Mirabeau Park Hotel
      1100 N Sullivan Rd
      Spokane, WA 99037
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  • Credits
    • 8.00
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Taxes (Technical) (8.00)
  • Prerequisites
    • None

  • Vendor
    • LarsonAllen LLP
  • Level
    • Update
  • Fields of Study
    • Taxation
  • Message
    • 1 hour lunch provided


It's the marquee tax education event of the year! Written by tax professionals for tax professionals, this year's Tax Advisors Update is particularly helpful due to the GOP's tax overhaul bill. At this one-of-a-kind seminar you'll untangle what the various provisions in the tax bill mean for your clients. Plus, you'll discover smart efficiencies to make busy season less hectic, and catch other regulatory and technical changes that occurred during the past year. This course will also provide thorough reference material with examples, practice aids, and tax tables to refer to during busy season. The Tax Advisors Update writing and presentation team is comprised of seasoned tax professionals who are active tax practitioners in public accounting. Attending the Tax Advisors Update allows the attendee to leverage from these experiences. Topics are selected based on their relevance to small and middle market accounting practices and their clients. Don't miss this tax update!

Designed For

  • Tax professionals, whether in public practice or industry, who need to be aware of new federal tax legislation, IRS guidance, and recent court decisions.


  • Advise individuals and businesses on tax reform prospects Get the latest on the pending federal tax reform legislation
  • Congress is working on significant revisions to rates, a narrowing of itemized deductions, and other significant changes
  • Learn techniques that can be implemented if rate cuts are imminent
  • Utilize new planning strategies Identify when a 20-year Charitable Remainder Trust can be used to minimize a liquidating S corporation’s BIG tax
  • Learn how a court case has sanctioned the back-door Roth technique, and which clients might apply the Boston Bruins’ 100% meal deduction to temporary business locations
  • Defend from IRS attacks on passive losses, hobby losses and other deductions The IRS continues to scrutinize passive loss issues, and the courts are busy dealing with hobby loss assertions and charitable conservation easements defects
  • As in the past, missing a single detail in the onerous charitable contribution deduction rules may leave your clients writing an unplanned check to the IRS
  • Review the rules and come away with tips to help your clients preserve their deductions
  • Catch up on the numerous court cases and regulations affecting individuals and businesses The Tax Advisors Update author team has poured through the tax cases and rulings over the past year, with an eye to identifying developments that will provide practical planning opportunities or hone defensive strategies
  • Apply new HRA relief for small employers, identify relief opportunities for late portability elections and learn from court guidance on when LLC members may be subject to SE tax
  • Get updated on regulatory guidance on the upcoming partnership audit regime and the new IRS fast track settlements for SBSE cases
  • Breathe easier by knowing vital tax insights and useful tips Learn about late-breaking federal tax developments, potential legislative changes and critical planning opportunities you need to know for the coming tax season and long-term planning
  • Plus, come away with a helpful manual for future reference that emphasizes the practical aspects of the most recent federal tax changes


  • Key federal tax developments, including the latest information on proposed federal tax legislation
  • Review of IRS pronouncements, treasury regulations, and court cases
  • Practical planning tips and illustrations based on a practitioner’s actual examples
  • Important estate and gift, tax-exempt, payroll tax, and other federal developments

Advanced Prep

You will receive an email with instructions for downloading the PDF one business day prior to the event. Outlets for charging electronic devices will be available in close proximity to every seat.

Option to purchase printed manual – $20 (available for registrations until January 13th)

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Christopher Hesse

Christopher W. Hesse, CPA, a tax partner in Minneapolis, has more than 30 years of tax experience in public accounting with regional and national CPA firms, and more than 25 years of speaking and training experience before tax professionals on a variety of update topics. His career has included tax leadership of a 200-person practice, and extensive tax writing and analysis services. He is an author and instructor of Tax Advisors Update and Farm Taxation Update. Hesse has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences throughout the country on taxation, agricultural and estate tax topics, and is a past chair of the AICPA Ag Conference committee. He has testified before legislative committees on tax policy matters and has been instrumental in federal and state tax law changes, including an Alternative Minimum Tax provision affecting agricultural producers. Hesse also served as chairman of the AICPA S Corporation Technical Resource Panel and currently serves on the AICPA Tax Executive Committee.

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