CPE Self-Study
Intermediate Individual Taxation - Tax Staff Essentials
Online: 13.5
Updated for Tax Reform, this fast-paced CPE course provides a wealth of tax-planning tips and strategies and addresses key tax return issues to arm you with the latest guidance to better serve your clients.

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Do you need to reinforce your understanding of frequently used tax principles? Updated for Tax Reform, this fast-paced CPE course provides a wealth of tax-planning tips and strategies and addresses key tax return issues to arm you with the latest guidance to better serve your clients. Get practical insights from nationally recognized tax experts, as well as coverage of the latest tax legislation, tax court rulings, and IRS guidance.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 2017's key inflation-indexed figures.
  • Determine the proper reporting of tip income, employee stock options, nonqualified deferredcomensation, fringe benefits.
  • Identify the characteristics of a hobby loss.
  • Determine whether an activity is a passive activity.
  • Recognize the tax implications of having rental real estate classified as an active or passiveactivity.
  • Recognize how material participation impacts the taxation of an activity.
  • Determine the proper tax treatment upon the disposal of a passive activity.
  • Determine the proper tax treatment for fringe benefits, retirement plan distributions, andforeign earned income.
  • Identify the rules for depreciation and amortization deductions.
  • Calculate gains and losses from property transactions.
  • Identify applicable tax rate on gains from property transactions.
  • Determine the proper tax treatment for losses on stock sales.
  • Distinguish between different recapture provisions.
  • Determine when IRC Section 1244 applies to a transaction.
  • Differentiate between stock traders and investors.
  • Recognize when the provisions under IRC Section 1202 apply to a transaction.
  • Recognize when the like-kind exchange rules apply to a transaction.
  • Recall the rules applying to involuntary conversions.
  • Recall rules regarding the rollover of gains on nonpublic C corporation stock to an employeestock option plan.
  • Determine the proper tax treatment for transfers of property between spouses who aredivorcing.
  • Determine whether the gains relating to the sale of a principal residence are taxable.
  • Identify the various types of retirement plans available to self-employed individuals.
  • Calculate the contributions allowed to self-employed retirement plans
  • Calculate allowable IRA contributions.
  • Identify the exemptions for penalties for early withdrawals from IRAs.
  • Calculate self-employment tax, alternative minimum tax, net operating losses, net operatingloss, carrybacks, and carryforwards.
  • Calculate adoption credit, earned income credit, saver's credit, and residential energy credit.

Key Topics

  • Summary of major individual tax developments
  • Gross income: compensation issues and nontaxable employee fringe benefits
  • Fringe benefits, retirement plan distributions, earned income exclusion
  • Business and rental transactions: hobby losses and passive losses
  • Depreciation and amortization
  • Property transactions gains and losses
  • Property transactions: capital versus ordinary income
  • Property transactions: nonrecognition provisions
  • Adjustments to income: self-employed retirement plans and IRAs
  • Tax computations
  • Tax credits

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs working with clients or employers requiring up-to-date expertise in individual income taxation for the current tax season


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Ratings and reviews

Wendy E. Kravit, CPA

Wendy Kravit, CPA, MBA started her career working for the Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Agent. After spending a few years with the government, she left the Service and joined the faculty of Northern Illinois University where she taught federal taxation in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She also operated a sole proprietorship in Northern Illinois where she specialized in tax and representation before the IRS. She sold her practice in Illinois and moved to Maryland in 2004 where she continues to teach and consult.

Ms. Kravit had been an active member of the Illinois CPA Society where she served on the Tax Executive Committee for many years. She was a steady member of the task force and occasionally the Chairman for the Annual Illinois CPA Society Federal Tax Conference. She has reviewed textbooks for publishers and she has written tax articles for various publications including the Tax Advisor.

Currently, Ms. Kravit is a former member of the AICPA's IRS Practice and Procedures Committee. Wendy is author of several continuing education tax courses for the AICPA.


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CPE credits
: 13.5
NASBA Field of Study
Knowledge of individual income taxation and Form 1040 preparation
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