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Texas & Louisiana Sales and Use Tax for the Oilfield Services Industry

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Metairie

8.00 Credits

This course explains how the Texas & Louisiana sales and use tax plus well servicing tax rules apply to the oilfield services industry at all stages of the drilling and completion processes. This course starts with determining an area of interest, then proceeds through the drilling and completion of a well. After discussing the rules for producing fields, we conclude with tax rules for workover, and plugging & abandonment. We also review the Comptrollers recent change in taxing policies for oilfield services, including flowback, directional drilling, and others.Printed course materials will be provided. AGENDAMorning Sessions: Jimmy Martens 8:30 am Texas Sales and Use Tax Overview Texas Sales & Use Tax Well Servicing Tax 8:40 am Texas Sales Tax Rules Taxable Materials, Supplies, and Equipment Renting Oilfield Equipment Operator Leases Real v. Tangible Personal Property Taxable Services 9:30 am Texas Well Servicing Tax Testing, Cementing, Shooting, Fracturing, and Acidizing Non-Taxable Services Interplay with Sales Tax 10:00 Break 10:10 am Taxing Oilfield Services Determining an Area of Interest Acquiring Oilfield Leases Moving Equipment & Rigging Up Drilling the Well Operating and Completing the Producing Oilfield Workover Plugging & Abandoning the Well 11:40 am Oilfield Tax Exemptions Surface v. Subsurface Equipment Proppant & Fracking Chemicals Utility Costs Offshore Exemptions 12:00 pm Box Lunch Afternoon Sessions - Gary Dressler 12:30 pm Louisiana Tax Overview Sales & Use Tax Taxable Goods and Services Lease Tax and Leases Local Sales, Use, and Lease Tax 1:00 pm Louisiana Sales Tax Issues Seismic/Geophysical Work Leases – for Re-lease, Offshore, and Inter-Parish First Use Offshore Repairs – Offshore Drilling and Exploration Immovable Property Compression Services/Leases Oilfield Services 2:00 pm Break 2:10 pm Louisiana Sales Tax Issues Cont'd 3:00 pm Handling Louisiana Audits Statute of Limitations Credit for Taxes Paid Managed Audits Pre-Audit Planning Dealing with the Louisiana or Parish Auditor NOTE: This course qualifies for CLE. QUESTIONS? Call the Member Service Team at 504.464.1040 or email us at info@lcpa.org. 

Key Cybersecurity Controls for CPAs

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

This course will provide overview of key cybersecurity security domains that CPAs should evaluate in an audit. It will provide an overview of each security domain, and an overview of how to evaluate and assess the sufficiency of the cybersecurity control. Examples of security domains that will be covered include: Change management Access management Data integrity This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Petrina Youhan, CPA, CISSP/Dr. Kenneth W. Cooper, DCS, CISSP

Surgent's Perplexing Financial and Economic Issues for the CFO/Controller

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

For CFOs and Controllers, the emergence of regulatory, fiscal, and monetary policy directly impacting their organizations' costs, competitiveness, and financing options, are causing them to understand the effect of shocks well outside of their control. The Dodd-Frank Act, health care reform, shortfalls in Social Security, unfunded pension liabilities, and deficit spending will all be explored relative to their impact on the CFO/Controller and your organization.Speaker - Frank Ryan, CPA

Walter Haig's Personal Financial Health Checkup

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

This course has significantly changed for the better the lives of a significant number of practitioners and their clients. Participants will learn a step-by-step process for performing an annual personal financial health checkup for themselves, family members, employers, and, if in the practice of accounting, their clients. This course is loaded with practical aids to enable CPAs to help individuals get a "great" financial health checkup result! This course will enable practitioners to add a huge value to their tax preparation services. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Walter J. Haig

Audit 405: Designing Internal Controls for Smaller Entities

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Internal Controls to Mitigate Financial Reporting Risk - Designing Stronger Internal Controls for Small or Mid-Size Entities provide practical analysis and tips for how a reporting entity can manage financial reporting risk in an effective and efficient way. Internal controls are applied within an organization to satisfy objectives related to operations, compliance, and financial reporting. This module will also differentiate the auditor's responsibilities for internal controls under Sarbanes Oxley, Government Auditing Standards and Single Audit Act requirements. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for supervisory or managerial auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for designing or evaluating the design of internal controls. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

Webcast: 2024 Ethics Course for Louisiana CPAs in Business & Industry- A Case Study Approach

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Online/Webcast

3.00 Credits

The course was written and designed by Mike Inzina and Kurt Oestriecher who, together, have over 50 years combined experience and have earned nearly 30 state and national training awards. They have served in multiple roles related to professional ethics for both the AICPA and the LCPA. This course will give you exclusive content that only comes from their unique combined experience.

Webcast: 2024 Ethics Course for Louisiana CPAs in Public Practice - A Case Study Approach

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Online/Webcast

3.00 Credits

The course was written and designed by Mike Inzina and Kurt Oestriecher who, together, have over 50 years combined experience and have earned nearly 30 state and national training awards. They have served in multiple roles related to professional ethics for both the AICPA and the LCPA. This course will give you exclusive content that only comes from their unique combined experience.

K2's 2023 Understanding Your Ransomware Risk

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

Protecting yourself from ransomware requires more than just anti-virus software. Additional technology protections are necessary. Further, business continuity, legal and regulatory, and cybersecurity insurance considerations should all be a part of your risk abatement strategy. Attend this session to determine if your current level of ransomware protection reduces your risk to an acceptable and identify ways to ensure that you are protected. Speaker - Thomas Stephens

Accounting Update in a Post COVID-19 World

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered corporate and public accounting in ways we could never have imagined. This broad-based course will discuss accounting and auditing implications that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. Speaker - Chris Harper

Business Losses: Going Backward and Forward

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

The TCJA made turning business losses into tax refunds far more difficult.  The CARES Act suspended and modified many of these changes.  This course will address the revised rules for deducting business losses and discuss planning ideas and potential pitfalls.  **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to leighanne.conroy@acpen.com. Speaker - Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD

Microsoft Outlook "Must Know" Email Tips

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

If you use Outlook on a daily basis to process your email, chances are pretty good that you are missing out on a lot of opportunities to improve your efficiency in composing, processing and organizing your messages. There are many different features in Outlook that often get overlooked, even though we are working in the app all day, every day. John Higgins, a strategic advisor to the profession on Microsoft 365 deployment, will review numerous tips and features to improve your productivity in Outlook. You will learn many time-saving, practical ways to improve the quality of your email message. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - John Higgins, CPA.CITP

How Machines Are Coming Alive and Ruling the World

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

The course provides a concise overview of the Internet of Things (IoT), a global ecosystem of advanced technologies that connect objects to the Internet, each other and people. Discover how new IoT apps and devices are being used to increase operational efficiency, develop post-transaction relationships, and create new revenue streams in enterprises worldwide. You'll walk away with a fundamental understanding of IoT applications and their potential to help accountants boost their relevance, value, and revenue. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP/FIBP

Monthly Federal Tax Updates - April 2024

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Seismic changes in tax legislation is currently taking place, and the well-informed tax practitioner will want to attend this two hour monthly program in order to stay abreast of these developments! Approximately one-half of the program is devoted to individual tax issues, and the remaining time is spend on business entity taxation, IRS procedure, tax legislation and other issues. Due to the changing nature of the topic, learning objectives, course descriptions and program content will vary and will be provided in more specificity closer to presentation time. This course provides a concise look at the hottest topics affecting every tax practitioner. The first presentation of this course each month will be delivered live. Subsequent presentations during the month will be a rebroadcast of the live presentation.Speaker - Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA

Payroll Essentials: The Payroll Cycle of Life

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Payroll is among the most common tasks an employer undertakes in the course of running their business. At its most basic level, payroll consists of an agreement between an employer and employee related to compensation for services. Once you pull back the curtain, there is so much more to payroll, including various kinds of compensation, payroll taxes and required reporting on various government forms. This course will provide a general introduction to the payroll cycle of life, including real life examples of how to process payroll, the withholding and payroll tax deposit regime, common payroll forms, and tips and tricks for tying it all together. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Elizabeth Bystrom, CPA

K2'S 2023 Hands-On With QuickBooks Online Accountant For Public Accounting

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

The number of accounting applications available today can be staggering for businesses with up to $15 million in annual revenue! In addition, cloud-based solutions such as QuickBooks Online, Xero, Accounting Power, and Wave are growing in breadth and depth. At the same time, traditional desktop and client-server applications continue to add more features, including hosted options. On top of all of this, financial reporting and other add-on solutions can further complicate your decision as to which tools you/your clients should use. In this course, we will take a deep look into setting up a Quickbooks Online Accountant (QBOA) account. We will examine all the various firm, staff, and client configuration options for getting this to work inside your organization. This session focuses specifically on the configuration options for the financial professional. QBO is an extensive application, requiring you to ensure you’ve correctly set up your firm and client files. Additionally, we will look at the various import/export functionality for getting your data into or out of QBO and some of the best 3rd party tools in the Intuit App Marketplace. Participants will leave this class supercharged with the knowledge of getting the most out of their QBOA subscription.   Speaker - Steven M. Yoss, Jr., CPA

Intro to Remaining "Most Common" Form 990 Schedules: D & G

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Online/Webcast

2.50 Credits

Session 8 of Borenstein's Form 990 Foundational Series: Schedule G is a top five 'most common substantive' Schedule as it details with more specificity than the Core Form a filer's revenue capture and the direct expenses from a filer's galas (i.e., fundraising events) and non-event fundraising sales, as well as reportings on the conduct of gaming activities. Schedule G also applies if the filer has used a professional fundraiser. Schedule D's parts are there to denote financial information as well as compliance points and/or data-capture the IRS seeks when a filer has certain assets on its balance sheet. Schedule D also requires input of audited financial statements' footnote specifying whether or not an uncertain tax position has been taken. This session highlights not only what informs the IRS' inquiries in each of these Schedules, and also notes how the required disclosures are used by the IRS and State/local regulators as well as by the public at large. Although this course is categorized as "Basic", the content is also suitable for those seeking intermediate-level training. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Eve R. Borenstein, J.D.

K2'S 2023 Top Ten Outlook Tips

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Using Outlook for email management is routine for most business professionals these days. But unfortunately, using this tool for so long may cause some to perpetuate bad practices and habits when working in Outlook and exploring new options Outlook offers. In this session, you will discover ten valuable tips to take you to the next level of your email and work management. Speaker - Connie Clark

Audit 406: Auditing Revenue Recognition - Common Risks

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Auditing Revenue Recognition - Grasping the Higher Risks and Special Audit Considerations will provide tips and techniques for obtaining sufficient and appropriate audit evidence to support conclusions related to accounting for revenues obtained from contracts with customers. Revenue recognition is presumed to be a significant risk for financial statement auditing purposes due to the increased risk of both fraud and error. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for supervisory or managerial auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities in auditing revenues. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

Self-Rental Real Estate: Passive Activity & Section 199A

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

This program presents a detailed analysis of the self-rental passive activity rules, including forms reporting examples and integrates them with the flow-through entity rules related to self-rental. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Steven C. Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD

AICPA's Taxation of Property Transactions

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

Understand taxation of property transactions Help your clients understand and correctly handle taxes associated with property transactions. Understand important property-related timing issues and planning opportunities that can lead to significant tax savings. Practical understanding Gain a practical understanding of the various complex tax laws dealing with the sale, disposal, or exchange of property. Understand the rules dealing with like-kind exchanges and involuntary conversions, all updated for tax reform.Speaker - Shelley Rhoades-Catanach