Federal Tax Update for the Seasoned Tax Practitioner Self-Study Webcast (10 Hours)

Overview: 

Federal tax laws can be treacherous, even for the seasoned tax practitioner, with a minefield of hidden complexities and ever-changing tax rules and forms. This program is for experienced professionals who want to delve deeper into certain key areas of taxation and master their intricacies. All topics will be reviewed along with actual tax forms to make this self-study webinar a practical hands-on workshop. You will:

  • Get updates on newest planning techniques for business entities and individuals
  • Advise your clients on the latest tax changes and opportunities included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Interact with your colleagues to discuss current tax issues affecting your practices and clients
  • Review and analyze new tax forms hot off the IRS press

 

Objective: 

To update experienced tax professionals on specific critical areas of the federal tax code, and show them how to effectively handle these important issues and complete the required tax forms.

Emphasis: 
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, including:
    – New tax rates, changes to the personal exemption, standard and itemized deductions
    – SALT deduction limitations
    – Tax implications of alimony after 2018
    – The Section 199A qualified business income deduction
    – Bonus depreciation and §179 deductions
    – The new business interest expense deduction limitations
    – Impact on estate and gift tax rules
  • Post TCJA Health Care Act provisions, including:
    – Individual Shared Responsibility Payment, larger employer mandate, 3.8% Medicare tax on net investment income and 0.9% additional Medicare tax on earned income, and the premium tax credit
  • The new centralized partnership audit regime
  • Implementation of tax accounting method changes related to adoption of ASC 606
  • Review of rules for disclosure of specified foreign financial assets; FBAR rules
  • Tax implications for same sex marriage and divorce update
  • New developments for S corporations, LLCs and partnerships

 

Identify the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA; the Act) effect on individual taxpayer’s tax brackets, personal exemptions and the standard deduction

Recognize the change in the Pease limitation

Identify the changes to individuals’ itemized deductions

Recognize the TCJA’s new child tax credit limitation

Identify the primary changes to the “kiddie tax” rules under the TCJA and the SECURE Act

Identify the overall effect of the changes to individual AMT rules

Identify the changes to Section 529 college savings plans under the TCJA

Recognize the overall approach taken by Congress to give income tax relief to pass-through income recipients

Identify the basic formula for tax relief under Section 199A

Identify the effective tax rate applicable to income qualifying for the Section 199A deduction

Recognize the definition of a “qualified trade or business” under Section 199A

Recognize those types of professional service businesses falling outside the limitations of non-qualifying businesses

Identify the scenarios under which limitations to the Section 199A deduction will apply

Identify the separate limitation formulas associated with qualified and nonqualified business income

Recognize basic tax planning considerations involving the Section 199A QBI deduction

Identify the TCJA’s new corporate tax rate structure

Recognize the TCJA and the CARES Act limitations on the deduction of net business interest expense

Recognize the carryback and carryforward regime for corporate NOLs under both the TCJA and the CARES Act

Identify the credit available to employers who pay wages to employees on family and medical leave

Identify the latest threshold for the use of the cash method of accounting

Identify the most recent Section 179 expensing limits

Identify the most recent bonus depreciation limits

Recognize the property no longer considered “listed property” under the Act

Identify the effect of the Act on an individual’s estate and gift lifetime exemption amount

Recognize those taxpayers qualifying for the exemption for repatriations from foreign corporations under the TCJA

Recognize the Act’s changes to the tax treatment of gain or loss arising from the sale, exchange, or other disposition of a self-created patent, invention, secret formula or process

Recognize the updated due diligence requirements for preparers

Identify the partnerships qualifying to elect out of the new partnership audit regime

Identify the current Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) reporting requirements

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Price: 
$399.00
Prerequisite: 

Working knowledge of federal taxes.

Preparation: 

No advance preparation required.

Level of Knowledge: 

Advanced.

CPE Credit: 
10.00
NASBA Field of Study: 
Taxes