Top Business Tax Planning Strategies (Morning Session)

Monday, November 8 8:45am - 10:25am

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Member Price $79.00

Price will increase by $10 on 11/1

Non-Member Price $114.00

Price will increase by $10 on 11/1


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 contains provisions that, when properly implemented, allow businesses to reduce their tax liability. This program focuses on certain tax strategies that are based on the 2017 tax changes and subsequent IRS regulations and notices that allow businesses to reduce their tax liability.


  • Taking maximum advantage of the 199A 20% deduction
  • Whether the reduction in C corporation tax rates merits converting to a C corporation
  • Limiting the impact of the 461(l) loss limitation rules for taxpayers other than C corporations
  • Avoiding or limiting the limitation on the deduction of net business interest expense
  • Minimizing the limitation of the deduction of expenses for entertainment and certain fringe benefits
  • Taking advantage of more tax-efficient tax accounting methods


A basic understanding of the tax rules relating to individual income tax

Designed For

Tax practitioners who anticipate advising business clients regarding strategies built upon new tax law changes that would reduce their tax liability


Advise business owner clients to adopt tax planning strategies that would reduce their tax liability based on changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and recent IRS pronouncements


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Douglas Stives

Douglas P. Stives, CPA, PFS Monmouth University / West Long Branch, NJ

Douglas (Doug) Stives, CPA, MBA, is a full-time professor of accounting at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, where he started in 2006. Doug was honored as the Outstanding Business Professor of the Year in 2009 and 2016. He graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in 1968 and an MBA in 1969. Doug started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1969 and later joined a small CPA firm that became The Curchin Group, located in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he was a partner for 34 years and continues as a consultant. In 1989 and 1990, Doug was the youngest president of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He served the AICPA as a representative to Council, a member of the Tax Division Executive Committee, and chair of several committees. Doug is a frequent speaker for many state CPA societies. He’s been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other national publications, and he has appeared on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and the three major networks. Doug remains active with his college fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, where he served as national president for several years. He also served on many charity boards and was chairman of the Community YMCA in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Non-Member Price $114.00

Member Price $79.00