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The Best Federal Tax Update Course Webinar

CPE

When
June 5
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
8-Tax

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $259 | Nonmember: $359


 More Information

Course No.
BFTU-2020-01-WEBNR-157-01
Level
Update
Prerequisites
Experience with individual and business clients
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

We now have the benefit of the completion of the first full tax season since the issuance of tax reform legislation. In this course, tax advisors will be fully updated on the most important aspects of tax reform as well as major trends on the horizon with a view toward planning after implementation of TCJA. As both formal and informal guidance is issued, you will be kept fully up-to-date.

Highlights

  • The SECURE Act, including IRA and RMD changes
  • Section 461 loss limitation rules and the ability to offset income
  • Bonus depreciation rules and expansion of §179
  • Opportunity Zones
  • Expansion of number of taxpayers able to use the cash method of accounting
  • Section 163(j) 30% business interest limitation
  • Is the "Employee vs Independent Contractor" conundrum about to explode?
  • Comprehensive coverage of §199A and its alteration of pass-through taxation and planning
  • Relevant state domicile issues which are quickly becoming a new source of practitioner profit
  • Virtual currency
  • Crowdfunding
  • Overtime update
  • Practice aids, including all the numbers applicable for the current year -- inflation-adjusted amounts, mileage rates, retirement contributions, and more
  • Advanced practice, reporting, and other issues intertwined with advanced planning and discussion ideas
  • The latest issues related to any other late-breaking tax law changes


Speaker(s)

Robert Lickwar

Bob has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing CPA, and has worked exclusively with privately held businesses and owners to provide compliance services and sophisticated tax planning strategies including like-kind exchanges, tax efficient workouts and restructurings, reorganizations and estate planning services. He has assisted the firm's clients in the development of tax-favored and other retirement plans, and has worked with the firm's partners in developing tax efficient succession transitions, including acquisitions and sales of businesses. He also has extensive experience in dealing with tax authorities at both the federal and state levels.

Specialty Areas

Bob is one of the foremost experts in the taxation of small businesses and their owners, specializing in many areas of domestic taxation, including real estate, multi state, business and individual taxation.

 

Education, Professional Development and Memberships

Bob graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting in 1985. He completed the Master of Science in Taxation program at the University of Hartford.

 

He is a frequent lecturer on various tax topics, including issues related to the taxation of real estate professionals and tax aspects related to corporate and individual debtors for the American Institute of CPA's. He speaks annually at the Connecticut Society of CPA's State Tax Forum, providing legislative and regulatory updates in many areas of state taxation. He has presented at seminars to small business for the Berlin and Farmington Continuing Adult Education programs, and has answered tax questions for local radio stations.

 

Bob is a past chair of the Connecticut Society of CPA's State Tax Committee, and received the organization's distinguished author award for a tax related article in 1995. As former chair, he testified on behalf of the society regarding tax bills proposed in legislative sessions. He has contributed to articles presented in Taxation for Accountants, The Journal of Accountancy, and local newspapers.

 

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and related tax sections, and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and related State Tax Committee.

 


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