With the advent of online transactions and the use of technology in commerce, new peer-to-peer networks have formed to provide services. The sharing economy involves direct transactions between individuals in which a supplier provides goods or services to a consumer. Determining whether the income collected by the supplier is taxable and subject to self-employment tax is not as straightforward as you might expect. If someone rents real property but does so for 14 days or less, must they claim the income? Can they deduct any expenses? Are drivers who provide rideshare services classified as employees or independent contractors? What expenses are deductible for these drivers?
Although self-directed IRAs have been in existence for many years, there are pitfalls that clients need to be aware of if they decide to utilize this arrangement. Tax professionals should be able to explain prohibited transactions to their clients to help them avoid costly mistakes with the IRA. In addition, when the tax professional receives a Schedule K-1 for the IRA, is it clear what information needs to be attended to and whether the taxpayers is liable for unrelated business income tax? Like many tax professionals, do you set the Schedule K-1 aside thinking it's not important for completing your client's return? Think again.
Do you want to save your clients the expense of a private letter ruling when they miss the 60-day rollover requirement for retirement plan funds? Beginning in August 2016, the IRS provides self-certification procedures to waive penalties associated with missing the 60-day rollover deadline. A model letter is provided in the materials.
Fall Tax School webinars feature audio instruction, plus a powerpoint presentation. Each course includes a set of materials that accompany the course presentation.
Registration Fee: $25.00
CPE Credits: Up to 1.0 based on attendance and completion of engagement activities.
CPE Filings Available: Illinois MCLE, CFP, IRS
Debbie Held has been an instructor with the Tax School since 2000. She has also served as a chapter author and reviewer for the University of Illinois Federal Tax Workbook. She is a graduate of Sangamon State University (University of Illinois at Springfield). She has been employed by the IRS since 1979, spending time as a revenue agent, appeals officer and most recently as a project manager for the SBSE Communications, Liaison, and Disclosure Division. She previously taught various accounting courses at Lincoln Land Community College for 18 years. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and resides in Raymond, Illinois where her family farms.
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Learning Objectives: By attending this webinar, you will be able to:
CPE Credits: Up to 1.0, based on attendance and completion of engagement activities.
Delivery Method: Internet-Based Group
Program Level: Overview
Field of Study: Taxes
Prerequisite(s): Professional experience in preparing tax returns and an understanding of basic tax rules and regulations.
Materials: Will be available in your Tax School account one week prior to the webinar.
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