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Form 1040 Return Review Boot Camp for New and Experienced Reviewers Webinar

CPE

When
Oct. 19
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
8-Tax

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $259 | Nonmember: $359


 More Information

Course No.
ERTW-2020-01-WEBNR-293-01
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Experience in preparing Form 1040, reviewing diagnostics, and preparing workpapers
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

Most review techniques developed by professionals are self-taught and fine-tuned via experience. Yet how does one start? The purpose of this course is to give both new and seasoned reviewers additional and advanced procedures via a multitude of checklists to more thoroughly review various tax returns. Its emphasis is not planning; rather, it is to develop a strategy to properly review a return effectively and thoroughly. The course includes dozens of “practice tips for new reviewers” and is updated for impacts of newly enacted legislation.

Highlights

  • Review an error-prone “staff-prepared” Form 1040 from client-provided information
  • What are common errors preparers make and what are the areas generating malpractice claims?
  • Initial administrative groundwork
  • Identifying organizing issues in the tax return to be reviewed
  • Avoiding “willful blindness”
  • Efficient review of certain advanced issues for income, adjustments, deductions, and credits
  • Effective procedures for delinquent clients, filing past-due tax returns
  • First-time client issues requiring extra scrutiny
  • Problem clients: unsubstantiated deductions?
  • Multiple checklists of efficient procedures to identify potential issues on a 1040 return
  • The importance of engagement letters, questionnaires, and §7216 permission statements
  • Listing of schedules for staff to prepare to make a review easier, including basis issues for 1040 clients


Speaker(s)

Dennis P. Benvie, MS, CPA
Managing Member
Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC.

In addition to instructing continuing professional education seminars for 20 years, he also writes, edits, and/or updates many Surgent McCoy publications. He consistently receives high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills, and has been recognized as The Outstanding Discussion Leader of the Year, awarded by the state of Indiana. Prior to becoming a member partner of Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC, Dennis spent 15 years as a partner with a local Cincinnati CPA firm. 

Dennis has 30 years of public accounting experience specializing in tax, accounting, and management advisory for closely held businesses and individuals. His background also includes association with a tax attorney's office and instructing accounting classes as adjunct accounting faculty of local state universities. Mr. Benvie is a graduate of Miami ( Ohio) University, degree in Accountancy, and has also earned a Masters of Science in Taxation degree from the University of Cincinnati.


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