The Best Federal Tax Update Course by Surgent (BFTU)

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Overview

8.0 Credits
ONLINE

In this course, tax advisors will be fully updated on the most important aspects of tax reform as well as major trends on the horizon with a view toward planning. Individual, partnership and corporate taxation, as altered by tax reform, will be included. As both formal and informal guidance is issued, you will be kept fully up-to-date.

Objectives

  • Understand the latest enacted tax law changes
  • Understand strategies and techniques to use in light of tax changes
  • Understand current cases and rulings affecting individuals and businesses

Major Topics

  • New loss limitation rules applicable to NOLs and the ability to offset income
  • Revised home mortgage interest deduction
  • Treatment of state and local taxes
  • Monumental changes to the treatment of alimony for both payor and payee
  • Section 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • Carried interest
  • New deferral possibility for stock options
  • New bonus depreciation rules and expansion of Sec 179
  • Expansion of number of taxpayers able to use the cash method of accounting
  • 30% business interest limitation
  • New rules on entertainment expenses, including meals
  • New business credit for wages paid due to family and medical leave
  • Doubling of estate and gift tax exemption to $22.8M for a married couple
  • Comprehensive coverage of the emerging flagship item of tax reform, Sec 199A and its alteration of pass-through taxation and planning
  • Relevant state domicile issues which are quickly becoming a new source of practitioner profit
  • Review of pertinent cases and rulings affecting taxpayers
  • Practice aids, including all the numbers applicable for the current year -- inflation-adjusted amounts, mileage rates, retirement contributions, and more
  • The latest issues related to any other late-breaking tax law changes

Designed For

CPAs who need to know the latest tax law changes in all areas of practice

Prerequisite

Experience with individual and business clients

Advanced Preparation

None