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Depreciating & Expensing Business Assets

Tuesday, April 23rd,
 4:00pm - 7:45pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This presentation highlights the latest legislative changes affecting depreciation and capitalization rules, including 2023 inflation increases and Section 179 and 168(k) deductions.  Planning and potential pitfalls will also be presented.  **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

Year-End Tax Planning: Thinking Outside the Box

Tuesday, April 23rd,
 7:00pm - 10:34pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

Tax planning is more than an estimated tax calculation, it's a process.  Where are we now and what can we change?  This timely program will highlight significant 2022-23 tax developments and discuss key tax planning ideas for your clients as you prepare for the upcoming tax season. Don’t wait until late December to start planning for your clients! **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

IRC § 199A: An Up-to-Date Review of the Pass-Through Deduction

Wednesday, April 24th,
 9:30am - 1:27pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), IRC § 199A was added.  This Internal Revenue Code section allows certain pass-through entities the ability to has made it deduct up to 20% of their qualified business. Although practitioners have had over three years of “experience” utilizing IRC § 100A, many practitioners still do not feel comfortable with this part of the Internal Revenue Code.  The purpose of this presentation is to provide the practitioner with an understanding of the rules of IRC § 199A as well as an understanding of the IRC § 199A regulations. **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

Form 1120S - Preparation and Analysis

Wednesday, April 24th,
 10:00am - 11:49am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course provides an in-depth exploration of Form 1120S, the tax return form used by S corporations. Students will learn the intricacies of preparing and analyzing this form, including how to determine the taxable income of the S corporation, how to properly report and allocate income, deductions, and credits, and how to calculate the shareholder's basis in the S corporation. **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to kori.herrera@acpen.com.

The Updated Nuts and Bolts of IRC Section 1031 Exchanges

Wednesday, April 24th,
 10:00am - 11:54am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

In today’s real estate market, IRC §1031 tax-deferred exchanges can be one of the most important planning tools available to the real estate investor. The use of this technique is filled with pitfalls and traps. This new course will assist the practitioner in understanding the mechanics of a tax-deferred exchange and the value of a tax-deferred exchange in both tax and financial planning. Updated August 2022

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The Corporate Transparency Act - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Client

Wednesday, April 24th,
 12:00pm - 1:48pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

The Corporate Transparency Act requires mandatory disclosure of the beneficial owners of existing and newly formed entities. This legislation imposes new compliance requirements for existing business entities.  Knowledge of this legislation and the new reporting requirements is critical for any person involved in the creation of a new business entity or advising existing business entities. More importantly, advisors must be aware of the new beneficial ownership interest reporting requirements to prevent the imposition of harsh penalties.  This course will provide the attendee with both knowledge of the legislation and knowledge of the exceptions to the legislation. 

Form 990 Parts V (Other Tax Issues) & I (Financial Summary)

Wednesday, April 24th,
 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Online

1.50 Credits

Member Price: $69

Session 9 of Borenstein's Form 990 Foundational Series: This session focuses first (and primarily) on Part V, providing explanation of each inquiry from two perspectives - the line's underlying compliance requirement, and the business need ramifications they generate. Part V invokes multiple compliance points set out in federal tax law (such as payroll tax obligations, and donors' ability to access charitable contributions deductibility) that are not elsewhere addressed in the 990's Core Form or Schedules. The author/instructor addresses issues and nuances not covered in the instructions and provides preparation tips. Part I's preparation needs start with avoiding calculation confusion when completing the Summary Financials totals at lines 8-22. These lines' abbreviated categories and oddball capture of "fundraising expenses" from competing Core Form parts are covered, along with tips on addressing questions readers may have in exploring this part. Although this course is categorized as "Basic", the content is also suitable for those seeking intermediate-level training. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

IRS Cybersecurity Checklist

Wednesday, April 24th,
 2:00pm - 3:52pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Cybersecurity Checklist and how it can be used to protect taxpayer data. The course will cover the basics of cybersecurity, including threats, risks, and vulnerabilities. Learners will be introduced to the IRS Cybersecurity Checklist, which provides a framework for organizations to assess and enhance their cybersecurity practices. The course will cover the various elements of the IRS Cybersecurity Checklist, including access control, data protection, and employee training. Learners will gain an understanding of the importance of each element and how it contributes to the overall security of taxpayer data. The course will also cover best practices for implementing each element of the IRS Cybersecurity Checklist. Throughout the course, learners will be presented with real-world examples of cybersecurity threats and breaches, highlighting the importance of effective cybersecurity practices. Learners will also be given practical exercises and assessments to reinforce their understanding of the IRS Cybersecurity Checklist.

IRS Installment Agreements and CAP Appeals

Wednesday, April 24th,
 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $55

You are likely familiar with negotiating installment agreements, BUT - Did you know that you can contest the proposed rejection of an installment agreement by requesting a CAP (Collection Appeal Program)? This program will provide an overview of installment agreements, including negotiating with Revenue Officers, with an emphasis on using the CAP process to prevail on why the IRS should accept your request for an installment agreement. This will include analyzing the Revenue Officer's narrative (ICS history), reconciling procedures in the IRM, and determining the independent reviewers' role in making rejection requests. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Understanding the New Forms K-2 and K-3

Thursday, April 25th,
 9:00am - 11:00am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Schedules K-2 and K-3 are promulgated by the IRS in order to standardize the reporting of foreign-related tax information for pass-through entities. Even pass-through entities that have no foreign activities, investments, or partners may have a reporting requirement. Schedules K-2 and K-3 for reporting partners' income, deductions, and credits from foreign activity are now required for passthrough returns (Form 1065, 1120-S and 8858). This requirement starts with returns with a tax year that ends in 2021. This course discusses each part of these schedules and explain these new reporting obligations in detail. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Real Estate Tax Issues: Passive Activity, Self-Rental & Section 199A

Thursday, April 25th,
 9:00am - 12:49pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This program will provide a detailed analysis of the real estate professional passive activity rules, including forms reporting examples, and integrates those rules with when real estate is considered a "business" under the Section 199A flow-through entity deduction, A detailed analysis of the self-rental passive activity rules will be given, including forms reporting examples and integrates them with the flow-through entity rules related to self-rental. **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

Tax Research I - Tax Staff Essentials

Thursday, April 25th,
 9:00am - 1:00pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $213

Ask the right questions Organize the facts, locate and assess pertinent authority, and clearly communicate research findings. That's what it takes to conduct tax research effectively. This webcast is focused on equipping you with the tools you need to find answers to complex tax questions. We will discuss online tax research methodology, authoritative tax hierarchy, tax return support documentation, and so much more.

Payroll Essentials: Fringe Benefits: Taxable or Not?

Thursday, April 25th,
 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Fringe benefits are just another way of paying your employees. Do you know how to correctly track fringe benefits, as well as apply and report the various withholding tax rules for those fringe benefits? The IRS says fringe benefits must be included in and reported as a part of employee pay, but with any good tax law, there are always exclusions to that rule. Knowing how to handle fringe benefits can be complicated, especially in an area that changes on an annual basis. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what the requirements are around fringe benefits, what constitutes a fringe benefit, and whether it is taxable or not. We will also explore the evergreen areas of reporting S-Corp Shareholder Health, HSA, and when cash is not taxable compensation. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Partnerships and S Corporations: How to Calculate Basis

Thursday, April 25th,
 11:00am - 2:54pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

The IRS has recently increased the pressure on how to calculate and report partner and shareholder basis.  Changes in the forms reflect these developments.  This program provides a detailed analysis of the calculations related to determining tax basis for a partnership interest and S corporation shareholder shares and loans. How to use the Form 1065, Schedule K-1  and Form 1120S, Schedule K-1 information for basis determination.  Illustrated examples with filled in forms will demonstrate how the processes works and their many potential pitfalls.  **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

Individual Tax Update: Recent Developments

Thursday, April 25th,
 11:30am - 1:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

A discussion of the latest 2021/222 tax developments impacting individual taxpayers, with a focus on important provisions, rules and concepts. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Partnership Checkup: Key Tax Issues & Forms Reporting

Thursday, April 25th,
 1:00pm - 4:43pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This program addresses the most recent developments impacting partnerships operating as LLCs, with a focus on legislative, administrative, and tax form changes.  Emphasis will be placed on partners “tax basis” capital accounts – now required for tax form reporting, as well an overview of K-2 and K-3 reporting requirements and effective dates. **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

Tax Research II - Tax Staff Essentials

Thursday, April 25th,
 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $213

Ask the right questions Finding the right answer to a tax question starts with asking the most important questions, which are rarely the most obvious ones. Learn to examine a unique set of facts in light of the tax law so that you can develop those precise questions that help your clients understand their options. Learn to identify and phrase critical tax questions as you structure your searches and formulate the questions to make your research more effective. Client-specific Understand how to analyze your client's situation and place in the context of previous cases through research. Learn how to talk with clients about your findings in their cases.

Surgent's Basics of the Valuation of a Closely Held Business

Thursday, April 25th,
 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $159

An understanding of the basics of business valuation is an invaluable tool for practicing accountants to better assist clients who are considering buying or selling their business or an interest therein, contemplating estate tax planning or creating a buy-sell agreement, or dealing with the death of an owner, a shareholder dispute, or a divorce. Business valuation may also be a practice area an accountant would be interested in pursuing for increased billables. Many forward-thinking closely-held business owners are currently looking at possibly higher capital gain rates, particularly with a Democratic regime. Take this course to be well advised and prepared in order to better assist that potential selling owner.

Business Tax Update for Industry

Thursday, April 25th,
 2:00pm - 3:47pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course focuses on the key federal tax issues affecting businesses from the internal accountant's point of view, with a focus on recent tax legislation and developments.  Planning alternatives and the potential risks associated with those strategies will also be discussed.    **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

Crucial Tax Topics 2021-2022 with Art Werner - Mergers and Acquisitions: Complete Guide to Relevant Issues

Thursday, April 25th,
 2:30pm - 4:19pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Arthur Werner will provide financial professionals with the information their teams will need to successfully plan and execute mergers and acquisitions. For major topics covered, see below. This course may be customized or tailored based on the needs of your organization.