Get Ready, Get Set, Start Your Tax Season Right

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  • Date/Time
    • Jan 28, 2019
    • Sign In: 8:45am (Mountain Time)
    • Program: 9:00am - 10:45am (Mountain Time)
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  • Location
    • Your Computer
  • Credits
    • 2.00
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Taxation (2.00)
  • Prerequisites
    • None

  • Vendor
    • *** ISCPA ***
  • Level
    • Advanced
  • Fields of Study
    • Taxation

Description

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lead to the Most Sweeping Tax Reform in Over 30 Years and it is time to start dealing with those changes.

This webinar will summarize the most noteworthy changes for individual and corporations resulting from the new law. Join us for this high-level overview to ensure you are ready to start your tax season on the right foot and provide your clients the high-level of service you know you can!

As the first tax season under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gets underway, new guidance has been arriving in waves from the IRS. In this session, we’ll update you on what’s happening with the new guidance the IRS has brought out for provisions in the law as we get ready to prepare the first returns  This session will look at what official guidance the IRS has issued, as well as clues in publications and forms to help decipher the IRS’s views on application of the law. After this session you should be prepared not just to survive the upcoming tax season, but to help your clients thrive under the revised law.

Designed For

CPAs preparing to being filing 2018 taxes on behalf of their clients

This webinar will summarize the most noteworthy changes for individual and corporations resulting from the new law. Join us for this high-level overview to ensure you are ready to start your tax season on the right foot and provide your clients the high-level of service you know you can!

Objectives

  • §199A issues, including status of real estate agents and brokers as specified service trades and businesses
  • Steps necessary to change a client’s accounting methods and which clients will be able to gain an advantage under the revised methods
  •  Dealing with the limitations on itemized deductions and the increased importance of the standard deduction
  • How the fringe benefit rules impact both for-profit businesses and tax-exempt organizations
  • Other guidance on TCJA topics issued by the IRS through the date of the session

Highlights

  • §199A - where the final regulations stand and information provided in the sections of Publication 535 regarding the deduction
  • Preparing for Forms 3115 to take advantage of the small business accounting method relief provisions
  • How the business interest deduction limitations may impact your clients via passthroughs
  • The status of the meals deduction and the parking lot tax

Advanced Prep

  • Download PDF manual - view your upcoming events in "My CPE" on website
  • Test your computer/device for compatibility with virtual meeting space well in advance of your webinar

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Leaders

Ed Zollars

Edward K. Zollars, CPA is in public practice in Phoenix, Arizona as a partner with the firm of Thomas & Zollars & Lynch, Ltd. He has been in practice for over twenty five years, specializing in tax issues for closely held businesses and individuals.

Ed has been professionally involved with both tax and technology issues, combing the two disciplines in starting the first tax podcast (Ed Zollars Tax Update, produced weekly dealing with current tax issues. He has been a member of AICPA Tax Division Committees dealing with tax and technology issues, and was the Tax Section’s representative on three occasions to the AICPA’s Top Ten Technologies project. Ed is also a member of the Phoenix Tax Workshop’s Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Tax Legislation Liaison Committee for the Arizona Society of CPAs.Ed was selected as a Life Member by the Arizona Society of CPAs in May of 2010.

Ed is a co-author of the Arizona Income Tax Guide published by the Phoenix Tax Workshop, and has written articles published in Practical Tax Strategies and the Tax Adviser. He has been a frequent contributor to a number of professional tax discussion groups, and served as systems operator on the AICPA’s Accountants Forum in the mid 1990s.

He has spoken regularly on tax and technology topics since 1996, speaking before conferences sponsored by the AICPA and a number of state society of CPAs.

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