CPE Self-Study
Hottest Tax Topics for 2018
Text: 9.5, Online: 8.0
Highlights hot tax topics and provides you with the latest tax saving strategies so you can better advise your clients.

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Key Topics

  • 2018 Tax Trends
  • Key Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects on Individuals Items of Income, Loss, Deductions, and Credits
  • Key Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects on Businesses
  • Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction
  • Qualified Research Expense credit
  • Cancellation of Debt
  • Tax Benefits for Education
  • Accounting Methods
  • Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation
  • Meals, Entertainment, and Fringe Benefits
  • Tax Advantaged Savings Accounts
  • Retirement Plans
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Tax Preparer Penalties

Learning Objectives

  • Identify high-profile changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
  • Compute the excess business loss of a noncorporate taxpayer as defined by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
  • Differentiate among the tax consequences to an individual taxpayer of various types of cancellation of debt (COD) events.
  • Calculate the Section 199A qualified business income deduction.
  • Compare and contrast Section 529 plans and CESA (Coverdale Education IRAs) accounts.
  • Determine whether an individual taxpayer is eligible for the premium tax credit.
  • Identify Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) and its current status after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
  • Determine allowable deductions for Meals after implementation of TCJA provisions
  • Identify changes to international tax provisions enacted by TCJA.
  • Select a combination of tax-advantaged savings plans that accomplish wealth creation goals.
  • Choose a retirement plan that best suits your business and retirement needs.

Learn how to better advise your clients on tax developments and economic, social, and demographic trends, a few areas you can count on to change yearly and have important tax implications. This CPE course will highlight these hot tax topics and provide you with the latest tax saving strategies.

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Margaret F. Suralik, CPA/ABV, ASA

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Margaret Suralik is a CPA with over 30 years experience working with business and individual clients. She has served as an officer and board member for nonprofit organizations and professional associations. In additional to her professional experience, Margaret has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in accounting and finance at Marquette University and the London School of Economics.

Margaret holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University, a MSc in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and a MS in Taxation from Seton Hall University.


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CPE credits
: 9.5,
: 8.0
NASBA Field of Study
General knowledge of income taxation
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
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