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CPE Self-Study
Tax Staff Essentials, Level 3 - Tax Senior/Supervisor
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Taxes
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 44.5
Level 3 is designed for experienced tax compliance specialists. Key topics covered include: ASC 740, tax exempt organizations, real estate transactions, and more! This level will give Staff, Seniors and Supervisors the confidence necessary to begin assuming client and engagement management responsibilities.

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Multiple Participant Discounts:

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CPE On-Demand
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Key Topics

  • New individual income tax rates
  • New corporate tax rates
  • New pass-through income rules
  • The qualified business income (QBI) deduction
  • New rules for certain credits and deductions
  • Minimizing taxes for high-wealth clients
  • How new tax developments affect individuals
  • Using IRAs in strategic plans
  • S Corp current developments: tax planning impact
  • Use of qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSUB) and trusts (QSST)
  • Shareholder compensation planning
  • Types of Trusts and Trustee powers
  • Basic concept of estate planning
  • Advantages and disadvantages comparison of Business Entities
  • Business Acquisition basics
  • Asset versus stock based Transactions
  • Valuation considerations
  • In-depth look at Form 990 and all related schedules
  • Tax issues facing tax-exempt organizations
  • Positive communication skills for Leaders and Staff

Learning Objectives

  • Implement strategies for high-wealth clients, those approaching retirement, homeowners, parents of college-bound children, employees, self-employed individuals, and seniors
  • Respond to tax-law and economic developments with up-to-date strategies that save taxes for individual clients
  • Render appropriate federal income tax advice to clients who are separated, divorcing, or already divorced
  • Identify circumstances that warrant converting from S to C corporation and gain a basic understanding of how to make the conversion
  • Interpret tax issues related to the formation of a corporation
  • Understand the complex rules of basis and distributions
  • Apply the rules related to acquisitions and liquidations of S corporations
  • Explain the uses of trusts as S corporation shareholders.
  • Understand the concept of a trust and the various types of trusts
  • Advise clients on filing requirements for Forms 706 and 709
  • Identify the elements of an estate and grantor trusts
  • Understand the basic steps in a business acquisition
  • Analyze the three principle approaches to valuation of a business
  • Structure compensation alternatives for individual buyers and sellers
  • Prepare and use Forms 990, 990-EZ, and related schedules
  • Understand which organizations must file returns and which are exempt

Note: These courses have been updated for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 ("Tax Reform"). Included with your course, you will have free access to a specially-prepared Course Supplement that provides an explanation of the key provisions of TCJA (including topics not covered in your course).

Tax Staff Essentials, Level 3 training identifies the more difficult areas for experienced tax compliance specialists. We will focus on understanding business strategies, analyzing your client's competitive position, and converting this knowledge into tax planning and business advice. Increasing exposure into specialized tax niches will position your work force to capitalize on emerging cross-selling opportunities. Key subject matters covered include ASC740 and deferred income taxes, estates and trusts, tax exempt organizations, real estate transactions, and advanced S Corporation concepts. This level will give Staff, Seniors and Supervisors the confidence necessary to begin assuming client and engagement management responsibilities.

Courses Included:

This comprehensive, integrated curriculum provides tax training for four different experience levels and is available in four different formats: Online, On-site, Tax Schools and Webcasts.

For more info, visit the Tax Staff Essentials website.

On-Demand:

The On-demand offers immediate access to courses with discounts available for 3+ participants.

On-Site:

The On-site program may be purchased for 10+ participants with an AICPA instructor or as a guide for using your own subject matter expert.

NOTE: If you wish to enroll Tax Section members in your group purchase, you must speak with a representative to ensure that section discounts are applied.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 44.5
NASBA Field of Study
Taxes
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
TSE.Level 3
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