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Federal Tax Update (BFT4)

  • Format Live Seminar
  • Credits 4
  • Level Update
  • Field of Study Taxes (4)

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Both businesses and individual clients will be affected by a new tax environment that requires the tax advisor to consider extensive tax planning. The critical tactics in 2016 will depend not only on the major trends and changes in the case and regulatory law but also on proposals that are likely to be executed. This course has been updated for impacts of the Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 and for the NEW Department of Labor exemption classification and overtime requirements.

Major Topics

  • Update on major tax law changes, including the Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 and Social Security changes included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
  • How the Code affects tax planning for individuals and businesses
  • The latest on depreciation and safe harbor expensing options, including the $2500 de minimis expense item
  • 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 2016 - inflation-adjusted amounts, mileage rates, retirement contributions, and more
  • Other late-breaking tax law changes

Learning Objectives

  • Understand strategies and techniques to use in light of tax changes
  • Understand the options for reporting property acquisitions
  • Understand current cases and rulings affecting businesses

Who should take this course:

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

Experience with individual and business clients







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