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Tax Reform Act (H.R. 1) Seminar

Price: $259.00 $229.00
Understand the changes and new planning techniques

*Discount valid through May 1, 2018.

Explanation and new planning opportunities

  • Dig into individual tax changes:
    • Understand how to replace dependent deductions with new credits
    • See when alimony will still be taxable/deductible in 2019
    • Learn how changes in the alimony court order will be treated
    • Plan whether to take a property tax or state income tax deduction
    • Learn to capitalize expenses in investment property
    • Uncover the lost casualty loss deduction
  • Understand the crippling loss of 2% miscellaneous deductions:
    • Legal fees resulting from lawsuits
    • Investment fees
    • Union dues
    • Expenses for actors, first responders, and outside sales people
    • Take home sample letters and an accountable plan document
  • Maximize the IRC §199A deduction (20% deduction for passthrough entities):
    • See how to compute the deduction for personal service and non-service businesses
    • Find the tipping point for an S corporation with shareholder wages and profits
    • Consider avoiding bonus depreciation to maximize the deduction
    • Rethink guaranteed payments
    • Plan dispositions with IRC §199A in mind
    • Take home a flowchart to easily see who qualifies
    • Use charts and examples to compare different client scenarios
  • Business changes:
    • Review new bonus depreciation and IRC §179 rules:
      • How will this affect cost segregation studies?
      • What's the maximum for a vehicle?
    • Plan for a 2017 NOL to maximize the advantage with 2018 changes coming
    • See how the corporate rate change helps some but not others
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Choose a date to register

Woodland Hills

Friday, May 11, 2018
Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills

San Jose

Monday, May 21, 2018
Holiday Inn San Jose — Silicon Valley

San Diego

Monday, May 14, 2018
Scottish Rite Event Center


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast

Garden Grove

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Great Wolf Lodge Garden Grove


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Hilton Concord


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Pickwick Gardens Conference Center

South San Francisco

Thursday, May 24, 2018
South San Francisco Conference Center


Thursday, May 17, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport


Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Pickwick Gardens Conference Center

Costa Mesa

Friday, May 18, 2018
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Course time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Live Webinar

May 30–31 (Wednesday and Thursday)
8:30 a.m. to Noon PT

On-Demand Webinar

Available by: Thursday, June 7
Phone: (714) 776-7850 | Fax: Order form to (714) 776-9906

Customer service representatives available Monday — Friday 7:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. PT.

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CPE Hours

Designation CPE Hours
CPA and CFP 8 Tax
EA 8 Fed Update
CRTP (CTEC) 8 Fed Update
CA Attorney 6.75 General MCLE

Course level: Update
General tax preparation knowledge is required.

This seminar is designed to meet the requirements for up to 8 hours of continuing education for CPAs and CFPs; up to 8 hours of federal tax update CPE for EAs; 8 hours of federal tax update CPE for CRTPs and up to 6.75 hours of General MCLE credit for attorneys. CFP level of complexity: Overview.

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Order the live webinar or on-demand version.

Guarantee of excellence

Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are not completely satisfied with this course in any way, we will provide you with a full refund, hassle-free. Guaranteed.

Get a free tax reform client letter when you order

Give your clients the information they need to plan for 2018.

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**Please allow 1-2 business days to receive your tax reform client letter. 2017/18 Federal and California Tax Update attendees received a copy of the tax reform client letter in their course materials.

Compare Spidell to the others:

  • FREE parking, continental breakfast, lunch, and soda/coffee break at all locations
  • Spidell's top-rated speakers
  • A printed, profit-generating manual
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Personal and professional staff that cater to your needs

Cancellation Policy:

$50 cancellation fee if you cancel within seven (7) days of the seminar, or save the $50 fee and convert the seminar into self-study. Request refunds by May 31, 2018. No refunds will be issued after May 31, 2018. Call: (714) 776-7850.

*Discount valid through May 1, 2018.

This seminar has been designed to meet the requirements of the IRS Return Preparer Office; including sections 10.6 and 10.9 of Department of Treasury's Circular No. 230 (Provider No. CRA7E); the California State Board of Accountancy; the California Bar Association; the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and the California Tax Education Council. This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. The State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at 714-776-7850. Spidell Publishing, Inc. has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, or by phone at 877-850-2832, or on the internet at

Spidell Publishing, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: This seminar is designed to meet the requirements for 8 hours of continuing education for the California Board of Accountancy. Level: Update. Field of Study: Taxes. Delivery method: Group Live. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at (714) 776-7850. General tax preparation knowledge is required.


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