Surgent's Advanced Individual Income Tax Return Issues (STRI19)
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Most CPAs have been preparing individual income tax returns for years, and while many of the returns are easy, there are always a number of issues that come up in busy season of which experienced practitioners wish they had more knowledge. This course is designed to explore the tough tax issues for experienced practitioners and help them provide better planning strategies and results for their higher income clients.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/25/2019
When: October 25, 2019
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, Louisiana  70508
United States
Presenter: Scott Emerson


Online registration is available until: 10/25/2019
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Acronym STRI19
CPE 8 hours
Vendor Surgent
Category
Taxation
Level Advanced
Yellow Book? No
Registration Early Bird Standard
Members* $315 $365
CPA Non-Members $415 $465
The Early Bird rate is good through 10/10.

*The member rate applies to LCPA members, other state CPA society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Texas CPAs: Our Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Sponsor number is #010423.

Course Description
Most CPAs have been preparing individual income tax returns for years, and while many of the returns are easy, there are always a number of issues that come up in busy season of which experienced practitioners wish they had more knowledge. This course is designed to explore the tough tax issues for experienced practitioners and help them provide better planning strategies and results for their higher income clients.

Objectives

  • Understand how to properly report advanced transactions in financial instruments and investments
  • Understand the special problems and new issues for the current return
  • Identify the causes of alternative minimum tax liability and what can be done to reduce or eliminate it

Major Topics

  • New issues for the current year tax return
  • Installment sales -- understanding the complicated issues
  • Form 8582: Passive losses with carryovers -- Complicated case with filled-in forms
  • Capital gain and loss issues -- The problem with proper reporting of installment sales issues; capital gains and losses; when is a stock worthless; and much more…
  • At-risk rules: What a return preparer really needs to know
  • Passive loss issues -- You can't just trust your software. What to watch out for, and the questions you need your clients to answer in order to do it right!
  • Incentive and nonqualified stock options -- Reporting; key strategies for planning; dealing with the alternative minimum tax
  • Alternative minimum tax -- Understanding it; planning strategies to avoid it; using the minimum tax credit; explaining it to a client
  • Form 6251: Detailed calculation example

Designed For: Experienced CPAs who want and need an in-depth knowledge of the most difficult individual-income-tax-return issues.

Prerequisite: Extensive experience in preparation of individual income tax returns