2024 - ISCPA's Virtual Spring Update Options

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  • Date/Time
    • May 30, 2024
    • Sign In: 8:30am (MT)
    • Program: 9:00am - 2:30pm (MT)
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  • Credits
    • 6.00
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Specialized Knowledge and Applications (6.00)
  • Prerequisites
    • ISCPA Professional Issues Update requires 2023 ISCPA Membership

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  • Level
    • Update
  • Fields of Study
    • Specialized Knowledge
  • Message
    • Virtual Experience

Description

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Date             Mountain Time $25 Savings Expires
May 30 9am - 2:30pm 5.22.24
May 31 canceled due to low registrations

All topics and speakers are subject to change without notice.

 

Designed For

  • Idaho CPAs
  • Idaho Finance Professionals

Objectives

  • The Professional Issues Update provides an opportunity for ISCPA members to get answers to their questions about professional and regulatory issues. Members will hear what's on the minds of your fellow members and learn about ISCPA's latest initiatives and member benefits. Members will have the opportunity to share their voice in the direction the society takes in the coming years.
  • The IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison will provide an update on all things IRS - more details coming soon.
  • The Miles Education will present on the importance of accounting being part of STEM - more details coming soon.
  • The State Tax Commission Roundtable provides all practitioners the opportunity to have an open and frank dialogue with the Idaho State Tax Commission about the previous tax season, what worked, what didn't, state regulations and upcoming changes.

Highlights

  • ISCPA Professional Issues Update
    • Open to ISCPA Members Only
    • 9:00 - 10:30 am
    • 1.5 CPE credits
      • This session, offered exclusively to members, provides a fast-paced, comprehensive look at key issues impacting the CPA profession both nationally and locally. In addition, ISCPA staff and Board members will update you on all things Society!
  • IRS
    • Open to both ISCPA members and nonmembers
    • 10:45 - 11:45 am
    • 1 CPE credit
      • IRS Update

  • Miles Education
    • Open to both ISCPA members and nonmembers
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • 1 CPE credit
      • Why offshore/outsource when you can hire talent in your US offices? Recruit from a pool of 1200+ experienced accountants to work across your US offices (on your direct payroll). Sounds too-good-to-be-true? Miles has used the tech playbook to solve for the accountant shortage. And these 1200+ accountants from India have pursued STEM-designated MS Accounting programs at top US universities which makes them eligible to work in the US for 3 years without any visa sponsorship (exactly like the engineers!). And we have references from hundreds of CPA firms including several top IPA firms as well as mid-size firms!

  • Idaho State Tax Commission
    • Open to both ISCPA members and nonmembers
    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    • 1.5 CPE credits
      • This is your opportunity to provide your feedback on technology, forms and instructions, electronic filing, legislation and rules, training / Fall tax seminars, and much more to the ISTC. Bring your comments, questions, concerns and suggestions. This session is open to everyone that registers in advance - let your voice be heard.
        • Commissioner Greeting - Commissioner Zwygart and Commissioner Moyle
        • Revenue Operations: Top Ten Filling Season Issues - Tara Harris and Rick Mascall
        • Audit: Top Ten Current Issues - Kim Wind and Greg Busman
        • Compliance and Appeals: What you should know, Options and Process - John Bernasconi
        • Training and Outreach: Introduction and overview of What is available - Steve Taylor
        • Government Affairs Update: Recent Legislation and Rules - Cynthia Adrian

All topics and speakers are subject to change without notice.

Register Now

Please see the event description for details on how to register for this event.

If you have any questions, please email us at cpe@idcpa.org.

Leaders

Laura Lantz

Laura Lantz joined the Idaho Society of CPAs in June of 2017. After five years, she is still thrilled with her job and the impact it makes with CPAs, their clients, at the legislature and with students -  and she's even more inspired by the impact the Society can make into the future.

"Relationships are the key to everything, both personal and professional, so having a good core group of peers is essential," stated Lantz. Laura dedicates herself to fostering an environment at the Idaho Society of CPAs where professionals can network, learn, and engage with each other.

Laura is proud to be part of small, but mighty team of three at the CPA Society, where she serves as Executive Director. She oversees Society activities, Board of Directors issues, the Code of Ethics, regulatory & legislative issues, AICPA & coordination with other related organizations. She handles the new member recruitment and outreach, so student education is a big part of her duties.

Laura has a Journalism Radio-Television degree, with a marketing minor, so communication and working with people has always been her love, and luckily for her, she's made it her profession. Laura was just named as one of Idaho Business Review's 2022 Top 50 Women of the Year.

If you haven't, please connect with Laura on LinkedIn... www.linkedin.com/in/laura-lantz/ 

Jody Stamback

Jody graduated from Weber State University with a BS in Business Management in 1984. He started his IRS career in 1989 with the Ogden Campus. He worked in many different functions until leaving the Campus in 1995 to work as a Tax Auditor in the Salt Lake City District Office. He is currently a Senior Stakeholder Liaison within Communications and Liaison. He works with Practitioner and Industry groups in helping to share information to and from the IRS and its external stakeholders.

Idaho Tax Commission Panel

Cynthia Adrian
Cynthia has been with the Idaho State Tax Commission for 15 years, starting as an auditor with the Tax Discovery Bureau, then moving to Income Tax Audit, Multistate Income Tax Audit, and finally finding a home in Tax Research.  Cynthia is a graduate of Boise State University having earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting.  

Cynthia has provided income tax presentations to numerous groups including the Idaho Society of CPAs, and the Idaho State Legislature.  


Kim Wind
Kim Wind serves the Idaho taxpayer as the Administrator of the Idaho State Tax Commission's Audit Division, a position she's held since 2019. Kim brings more than 14 years of customer-focused audit practices to the Commission's leadership team, and she is well-respected among her peers for the way she champions her employees.

Kim's team conducts audits of sales, fuels, individual, business, withholding, and miscellaneous tax returns. She is an advocate for the Tax Commission's values of fairness, accountability, integrity, and respect.
Prior to stepping into public service in 2009, Kim worked for the national public accounting firm McGladrey and Pullen, LLP, and was a manager of accounting for Verizon Wireless. Kim received her bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration on accounting, from Cal State Fullerton.


John Bernasconi
John Bernasconi is the Chief Operating Officer for the Idaho State Tax Commission. A seasoned tax administrator with experience in government and the private sector, John heads the Tax Commission's Operational Leadership Team and guides his team in the day-to-day business of serving Idaho taxpayers.
He began his career with the Idaho State Tax Commission in 2003, working in both the Compliance and Audit divisions. In 2010, he was tapped by the Alaska Department of Revenue to serve as the agency's Chief of Operations. Not only was his operational experience a benefit, but this position expanded into legislative and constituent affairs. 

Other opportunities allowed him to work across the country helping state tax agencies modernize their revenue management systems. Coming full circle, John returned to Idaho in 2016 to take on the role of the Division Administrator of Revenue Operations. When the organization, in accordance with direction from the Office of the Governor, created the role of Chief Operating Officer John was the obvious choice. 

John is a graduate of Boise State University.


Janet Moyle
Commissioner Janet Moyle was appointed to the Idaho State Tax Commission in 2017.  She worked in local county government for many years as a certified tax appraiser for the state of Idaho in Bonneville County.  In 2012, voters elected her to the Idaho State Legislature where she served three terms.  She served two terms as Vice Chair of the prestigious Revenue and Taxation Committee. 

She has held several elected positions including State Representative District 33A, Legislative District 33 Chairman, Assistant Precinct Officer, Treasurer BCRW and Board Member Idaho Falls Auditorium District.  She was the Idaho State director for Women in Government (WIG).  At the Tax Commission, Janet oversees individual income tax, estate transfer, illegal drugs and withholding.


Tarra Harris
Born in Idaho Falls, Tarra has served the State of Idaho for over 24 years. Tarra initially served as a compliance officer specializing in fuels taxes. Now, Tarra oversees the Initial Data Operations Unit as well as the Registration Processing Unit


Jared Zwygart
Commissioner Jared Zwygart was appointed to his position in 2021. Before serving as commissioner, Jared was a CPA with an accounting degree from BSU. At the Tax Commission, Jared oversees sales & use tax, travel & convention tax, auditorium districts, motor & special fuels, and transfer fees. 


Greg Busmann
From Buhl, Idaho, Greg is a native Idahoan. He serves as the Tax Bureau Chief, managing Income Tax Audit. He oversees over 30 employees and his work varies day-to-day. He keeps busy helping his staff carry out superb customer service and staying up to date on legislative changes.


Steve Taylor
Steve is going into his 3rd year serving as the Tax Commission's Education & Outreach Coordinator. He's responsible for identifying training and education opportunities for internal and external customers. Along with developing the material for trainings, Steve also helps present them. 

Steve graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in education. Upon graduation, Steve took on educational roles for companies such as Nintendo and HP. He's recognized as a valuable instructor and a champion of perpetual learning.


Rick Mascall
Rick has served as the Revenue Operations Division Administrator at the Idaho State Tax Commission since January 2021. He oversees customer records, fund collections, and tax return processing.  
He started with the Tax Commission in 1997, where he held multiple positions with increased levels of responsibility. In 2005, after completing graduate school at Boise State University, he left the Tax Commission to pursue commercial opportunities. He gained experience in accounting, external reporting, internal audit, and management consulting with Fortune 100 companies domestic and abroad. In January 2021, he completed a work assignment in Saudi Arabia and returned to the U.S. with his family.

Daniel Nutter

Highly driven sales and talent acquisition industry leader who thrives in settings where individual achievement and accountability are valued and team wins are the goal. Passionate about people, business, strategy and execution.

Shreyas Ramakrishnan

Experienced Business Head with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Management, Training, and Brand Management. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Strategy and Operations from The Ohio State University - The Max M. Fisher College of Business.

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