Written By John Higgins Tags taxeswebinars Published 2018-03-06 Tax Reform CPE Webinars The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has caused a lot of questions to be asked regarding the filing of taxes this year. While most of the aspects of this law will not take effect until next tax season, there are a variety of things that can be done this season in preparation for the changes. We have partnered with Steven C Dilley's Federal Tax Workshops to bring you a variety of CPE tax reform webinars. Each webinar will discuss the tax reform changes and provide you with 2 CPE credits. After Tax Reform: Individual Tax Update and Recent Developments: A discussion of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions that impact individual taxpayers. 2017 tax legislation and developments related to individual taxpayers. Includes a discussion of flow through entities deduction, increased standard deduction, changes in for and from AGI deductions, individual AMT; gambling losses; individual tax rates; taxation of long-term capital gains. NEW: Updates on changes resulting from the Tax Reform Act of 2017 After Tax Reform: Business Tax Update and Recent Developments: This program will address the impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with a focus on essential provisions, rules, and concepts to business tax returns. 2017 tax legislation and developments related to business provisions, including Section 179 immediate expense deduction; bonus depreciation; cash method accounting; corporate tax rate; non-deductibility of entertainment expense; excess business losses; and numerous other provisions. After Tax Reform: Tax Depreciation: Current Developments and Update: This webinar explores the latest development affecting tax depreciation, including those recently passed in the year-end extenders legislation. Extensive depreciation revisions of the PATH 2015 Act Expanded 179 deduction Rapid depreciation write-offs: Section 168(k) and 179 Change in use of a depreciable property Placed in service issues Like-kind exchanges Depreciation of automobiles Update on recent developments After Tax Reform: Travel and Entertainment Expenses: Review and Update: This program reviews the statutory and regulatory guidance as they relate to travel, entertainment and business transportation expenses, with a focus on planning opportunities. Recent federal tax legislation repealing the deduction for entertainment will be covered. In addition, relevant cases and rulings will be addressed. Definition of what qualifies as a travel expense Definition of what qualifies as an entertainment expense Strategies to deduct business transportation expenses Deductibility of meals Situations not subject to the 50% meals reduction How to handle automobile issues related to commuting vs. business transportation Proper accounting for deductible vs. non-deductible expenditures The four steps to analyze business expenses The latest federal legislation, cases, and rulings After Tax Reform: The Flow-Through Entities Deduction: This program will address the calculation of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act deduction for flow-through entity income. Calculation of qualified business income Application to a rental real estate and other investments How to calculate the tax savings Differing impact on sole proprietorships, partnerships, and S corporations After Tax Reform: Capitalization, Depreciation, and Disposition: A discussion of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions that impact capitalization, depreciation, and disposition of assets. 2017 tax legislation and developments related to capitalization; eligible property for Sec. 179; eligible property for Sec. 168(k). Includes a discussion of the Sec.179 deduction and its use to depreciate real property; the Sec. 168(k) deduction and its use to depreciate real property; disposition of segments of real property; exchanges of tangible personal property after the repeal of the like-kind exchange rules; and other related topics. After Tax Reform: Key Tax Strategies for Partnerships and LLCs: This webinar examines the critical issues and special opportunities facing partnerships and their partners, as well as the relationship between limited liability companies and partnerships. Practical planning tips and potential pitfalls will also be discussed. New filing deadlines Contributed property Determining partnership basis Allocating liabilities Capital accounts Built-in gains and losses Tax return preparation planning Update on recent developments After Tax Reform: Choice of Entity: A discussion of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions that impact the choice of entity. 2017 tax legislation and developments related to the choice of entity -- such as sole proprietorships, single-member LLCs, partnership/LLCs, S corporations, and C corporations. Includes a discussion of the impact of the flow through entities deduction; ramifications of the C to S election; ramifications of the S to C election; corporate tax rate to individual tax rate comparison examples, and other topics. After Tax Reform: Real Estate Tax Update: Key Changes for Investors and Owners: This session will discuss the impact of the 3.8% Medicare tax on net investment income and other important tax issues and changes that real estate owners need to know and investors should consider before making a purchase. Section 179 for qualified real property Bonus depreciation for qualified leasehold improvements PATH grouping rules Expiring energy incentives Updates from the Tax Reform Act of 2017 that affect this tax area After Tax Reform: Taxation of Non-Profits: A discussion of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions that impact non-profit entities. 2017 tax legislation and developments related to non-profit entities such as charities, hospitals, universities and other non-profits. Includes a discussion of the basics of unrelated business income tax; excise tax on salaries exceeding $1 million; denial of fringe benefits and taxation of their value as UBIT; separating businesses for purposes of UBIT; excess parachute payments; tax on endowment funds; and other topics.