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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

APA Hotel Woodbridge120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
732-494-6200

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in TX

Pricing

  • $259.00 - Member
  • $359.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

The coming year promises plenty of challenges and opportunities for individual and business tax clients. Single party control of the presidency and both chambers of congress paves the way for the most unimpeded path to a major tax bill in many years. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax compliance provisions continue to confound employers, with new requirements hitting their effective dates this year -- while at the same time the potential for significant revisions or even repeal looms.

Designed For

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

Benefits

The Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act made some of the former so called 'tax extenders' permanent, further extended others, and changed the substance of several. Major changes to Social Security file-and-suspend and restricted application rules have forced a total rethinking of many long-term planning strategies. These are just a few of the changes that will affect your clients this coming season, and they will look to you to understand the issues and develop a plan that serves their best interests. In this course, tax advisors will be fully updated on the most important legislative and regulatory developments of the season as well as major trends and changes in the case law. Included is full coverage of all tax implications with a view toward planning.

Highlights

Major Topics:
  • Update on proposed and potential tax law changes from the new presidential administration and Congress
  • Update on major enacted tax law changes, including the status of DOL overtime rule changes, the new partnership audit rules, the PATH Act, Social Security and more
  • Advanced practitioner issues
  • Health care reform: where are we and where may we be going?
  • Review of pertinent cases and rulings regarding exclusions, character issues, retirement plans, travel and other items affecting your individual taxpayers
  • Practice aids, including all the numbers applicable for the current year -- inflation-adjusted amounts, mileage rates, retirement contributions, and more
  • Recent developments with business entities, including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; proposed changes to family limited partnership valuations
  • The latest on depreciation and safe harbor expensing options, including the $2,500 de minimis expense item
  • The latest issues related to passive activities, substantiation and any other late-breaking tax law changes
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the latest pending and enacted tax law changes
  • Understand strategies and techniques for individuals to use in light of tax changes
  • Understand current cases and rulings affecting individuals and businesses

Prerequisites

Experience with individual and business clients

Advance Preparation

None

Help Feed Those in Need

  • The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please bring your nonperishable items and canned goods to this event. Peanut butter and tuna fish are always needed.
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Susan Smith

Susan Smith, CPA
Surgent Professional Education

Susan Smith manages her own firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and business owners and is also a frequent speaker at tax conferences. Smith was a Senior Manager in the tax departments of Price Waterhouse and Peat Marwick (the predecessor of KPMG). While at Price Waterhouse, she also held the national specialist designation for the real estate and partnership tax practices. During her time at Peat Marwick, Smith led the real estate and tax practices locally. She was an associate adjunct professor at Widener University in the master's taxation program. Her ratings have consistently exceeded 4.7 on a scale of 5.0. Smith is a two-time recipient of the James L. McCoy Discussion Leader of the Year Award for excellence in teaching. And in 2015, she received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of her consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills. Smith earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an accounting concentration, from the University of Toledo.

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