This webinar combines all 2017 Federal Tax Workbook content associated with federal tax updates. It includes content from New Developments, IRS Update, and Rulings and Cases chapters.
In 2017, a widespread crypto-ransomware attack occurred infecting over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. These types of attacks are becoming more common. The IRS reports that between 2015 and 2016, attacks increased almost 18%. Although the majority of these attacks occur on home computers, recently, more attacks target businesses. This webinar will increase your awareness of areas of vulnerability and how to respond if computers are attacked. This webinar also includes information on the 21st Century Cures Act enacted in December 2016 which provides that qualified small employer HRAs can be used to reimburse employees for their health insurance premiums.
In the IRS Update portion of this webinar, we will focus on what tax professionals need to know to keep abreast of "what's happening" within the IRS. With current IRS staffing levels at record lows, tax professionals need to understand different IRS processes what will help them communicate as quickly and smoothly as possible with the IRS. This webinar will provide updates on identity theft activities, IRS tools, resources and priorities, private debt collection, and PTIN decisions.
The Rulings and Cases portion of this webinar helps participants understand how courts are ruling on various tax-related topics.
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: $50.00
CPE Credits: Up to 2.0 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 2.0, 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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