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Level II: Semi-Senior Staff Training

Monday, May 13th, 9:00am - Thursday, May 16th, 3:00pm

Online

24.00 Credits

Member Price: $830

Advance your skills to propel your career. This course, the second in a five-course series, provides the guidance needed to handle small engagements and to complete small audits, reviews and compilations with minimal supervision. Gain knowledge to improve your skills to perform more complex analytical procedures, as well as drafting financial statements and footnotes.

Hot IRS Tax Examination Issues for Individuals and Businesses

Monday, May 20th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Although the IRS continues to lose its audit workforce due to budget cuts, it continues to examine specific individuals and small business taxpayers. Now, more than ever, Accounting and Financial Professionals need clients to understand the need for documentation and procedures to substantiate what IRS examiners are pursuing. Learn the high audit risk areas and ways to help clients survive an IRS audit with little or no change. It is critical for Accounting and Financial Professionals in public accounting to understand the risk to clients and to themselves in tax return preparation and planning since the IRS has currently increased its audit coverage and is examining more taxpayers than in the recent past.

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Financial Institutions Conference (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, May 21st,
 9:00am - 5:25pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $295

*IMPORTANT:  This is a virtual conference being run in partnership with the Iowa Society of CPAs The ISCPA Financial Institutions Conference brings together CPAs and other professionals working in or with the banking industry to discuss the latest trends, innovations and challenges facing the industry today. Gain valuable insights, connect with industry leaders, and expand your network. Please note that the Class Pass does not apply to this program.

Postmortem Estate Planning: Navigating Decedent's Estate Issues

Wednesday, May 22nd,
 8:45am - 4:15pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

In the ever-evolving field of estate planning, addressing the complex issues that arise upon a client's death is of utmost importance. Postmortem estate planning plays a critical role in managing various aspects, including the decedent's estate tax return, final income tax return, estate income tax return, and the financial planning of the heirs. This comprehensive course equips practitioners with a thorough understanding of after-death planning issues related to a decedent's estate.

Integrated Estate, Financial, and Asset Protection Planning: A Breakthrough Approach

Friday, May 31st,
 8:45am - 4:15pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Estate planning, financial strategizing, and asset protection aren't isolated endeavors; they intricately intertwine, each exerting significant influence on the others. This course unveils the intricate web of relationships between these planning facets and imparts the essential sequence for orchestrating planning endeavors within them. This comprehensive course addresses special scenarios like single-parent considerations within this comprehensive framework. Practitioners seeking to provide comprehensive planning services to their clients will find this course an indispensable addition to their skillset

Construction Contractors: Critical Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Issues

Friday, May 31st,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Accounting and financial reporting for construction contractors may be the most difficult area to be in compliance with the various standards. Construction engagements are, in many instances, more "dangerous" than most lines of business due to the many users of the financial statements. In this course, we will discuss why construction accounting and financial reporting are so complex and discuss the relationship between the contractor and the surety, both from an underwriting and claims perspective. We will also explore what the surety looks for in order to maximize potential bond credit, and we will discuss key areas of tax compliance concentrating on those areas which make construction unique, including the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry.

Surgent's Handbook for Mastering Basis, Distributions, and Loss Limitation Issues for S Corporations, LLCs, and Partnerships

Tuesday, June 4th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

The most difficult concepts to master when dealing with flow-through business entities are the basis and distribution concepts. Major error and malpractice issues occur if the CPA does not fully understand the impact of these rules. This course is designed to focus on the practical applications of these rules.

A Practical Guide to Trusts: Maximizing Financial, Estate, and Asset Protection Strategies

Wednesday, June 5th,
 8:45am - 4:15pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

This comprehensive course equips practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to make well-informed decisions regarding the suitability of trusts in their clients' financial, estate, and asset protection plans. Participants will gain indepth insights into various trust types that can effectively minimize income, estate, generation-skipping, and other taxes at both the federal and state levels. From understanding the role of trustees to exploring advanced trust strategies, this course provides practical guidance on trust implementation, operation, and optimization.

Top Ten Questions from Partnership Clients Regarding the Section 754 Election

Wednesday, June 5th,
 9:00am - 12:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

This program is an in-depth analysis of the Section 754 election and the two adjustments associated with the election under Section 743(b) and Section 734(b). The 754 election is a highly technical provision that provides great tax benefits to the owners of the partnership, and particularly in the case of Section 743(b), a new partner. This course covers the most common questions encountered by practitioners in their daily practices. The program includes a number of examples that provide insights into the mechanics of the two adjustments that follow upon a Section 754 election.

Navigating Your Client Through the IRS Appeals Process

Wednesday, June 5th,
 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

Despite the fact that a client's tax matter may be taken directly to court, utilizing IRS Appeals usually results in saving your client both time and money. Join us as we discuss the misunderstood process of going to IRS Appeals.

How to Settle a Client's Estate

Thursday, June 6th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Federal estate and gift taxes currently affect few clients, but there are many other issues involved in settling an estate or administering a trust. Clients who are beneficiaries of a trust or estate often turn to their financial advisors to understand the administrative process and its effect on their interests. This course enables the accountant to cut through the jargon to understand the legal concepts, communicate a real-world explanation to clients, and serve, in some instances, as an advisor to them. After taking this course, practitioners will feel more confident to serve in a fiduciary capacity. Updated for developments relative to estate taxation.

Social Security and Medicare: Planning for You and Your Clients

Friday, June 7th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Social Security seems poised for changes in benefits and eligibility age. The leading edge of the baby boomer generation has already reached retirement age. Financial and tax planners can expect increased demand for strategies that dovetail Social Security with other retirement and estate planning objectives. This course provides tax and financial planning professionals with both the background information on the Social Security system and the strategies clients will need in dealing with Social Security, and the myriad other related retirement planning issues.

Estate and Life Planning Issues for the Middle-Income Client

Monday, June 10th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Clients think that estate planning only applies to the very rich. In truth, there are many issues of critical concern for which the middle-income client needs to plan. This course is a must-attend for all Accounting and Financial Professionals who work with middle-income clients and are looking for ways to provide additional quality services. Continually updated with the latest guidance.

The Inflation Reduction Act's Changes to Auto and Energy-Related Tax Credits

Tuesday, June 11th,
 9:00am - 10:40am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) contains many changes to auto and energy-related credits. Many if not most of these credits reduce the cost of individual- and business-related expenses. As a result of the changes brought about by the IRA, tax advisors have new and reformed credits to understand and explain to their clients. The IRS has issued extensive guidance regarding these credits in the form of Frequently Asked Questions that elaborate on and explain these new credits. This program covers the new and revised energy-related credits clients will be asking about, such as credits related to personal autos, energy-efficient commercial vehicles, and household-related utilities and improvements. This program will cover the IRA changes related to electric car credits in detail so that those attending can properly advise their individual and business clients regarding them.

Schedules K-2 and K-3: Preparation of Forms

Tuesday, June 11th,
 10:50am - 12:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Many partnerships and S corporations are now required to complete the voluminous Schedules K-2 and K-3 to report foreign-related tax information. Updated for the 2023 tax year, this course is an essential guide for tax preparers on how to tackle the preparation of these forms. Understanding and preparing these forms requires a basic knowledge of various international tax topics. The course includes a brief discussion of key international tax concepts, a detailed walk-through of what information is required to be reported in different parts of the schedules, and practical advice from the field. The course also includes three comprehensive case studies on how the form should be completed for operating, real estate rental, and investment partnerships. Please note: Surgent also offers a companion course, "Schedules K-2 and K-3: Filing Requirements" (KFR2).

The Best Federal Tax Update Course by Surgent

Thursday, June 13th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

In this continually revised course, tax advisors will be fully updated on the most recently enacted legislation and IRS guidance, as well as major trends on the horizon with a view toward planning considerations. This update course is designed for all practitioners, both those working in public accounting as well as those in private industry, who need the latest information on tax changes.

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Management Conference (VIRTUAL)

Monday, June 17th, 9:15am - Tuesday, June 18th, 5:40pm

Online

16.00 Credits

Member Price: $450

Important:  This conference is a VIRTUAL program and is being offered in partnership with the North Dakota CPA Society. Innovate to Elevate The Management Conference gives CPAs and other financial professionals who work in Business and Industry a chance to step away from their daily tasks and see what's on the horizon. Our sessions focus on many key areas affecting you today such as management and financial issues, technology, human resources and personal development. The conference is developed by and for our CPAs in business and industry but you will find that the sessions are of interest to the business community in general. Please note that the Class Pass does not apply to this program.

Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Considerations for the Cannabis Industry

Monday, June 17th,
 12:45pm - 4:15pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

States have been passing legislation that legalizes cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, and the producers and retailers in this industry have been growing. Accounting and financial professionals are now tasked with navigating the often contrary state and federal laws. With cannabis being classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and subject to federal prosecution, but allowed to be sold in an increasing number of states, what are the major accounting and tax issues (federal and state) that impact this industry? This course will provide the basic guidance that accounting professionals need to know to offer services in the cannabis industry.

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Insurance Industry Conference (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, June 20th,
 9:00am - 5:20pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $295

Important: This is a VIRTUAL program and is being offered in partnership with the Iowa Society of CPAs Discover fresh trends and top-notch practices shaping the insurance sector. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the field, this conference promises to arm you with valuable insights and expertise to level up your understanding of the insurance world. Please note that the Class Pass does not apply to this program.

This Year's Top Tax and Financial-Planning Ideas

Friday, June 21st,
 9:00am - 12:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

With tax rates for individuals, estates and trusts changing, tax planning takes on more importance. New ideas for financial planning and retirement must be considered. The purpose of this course is to explore practical tax-planning ideas that practitioners can use to assist clients with their needs. This course is crucial for CPAs who are looking for good ideas that can save clients money! Continually updated for legislative developments.