Gear Up Seminars Accounting Conference - Tax and Accounting Training Seminars and CPE for CPAs!

Gear Up CPE Conference in Las Vegas. 48 CPE Hours of live-learning training seminars for the accountant or tax professional. ROYAL FLUSH CONFERENCE
NOV. 28 – DEC. 3, 2016  |  48 Hours of CPE
Las Vegas, NV  |  Las Vegas Mirage Hotel

New hotel location — join us at the Mirage! Welcome back to Las Vegas for a week of practical learning led by Gear Up speakers! Plan early and lock in your savings for this wintertime conference. Our flagship event for many years, Royal Flush never fails to draw a record crowd and sell out rooms. Whether you're all about the Vegas getaway or hitting the books before the holidays, Royal Flush will deliver learning and fun.


1040 Individual Tax
This comprehensive course covers the key tax issues for completing complicated Individual returns. In addition, all topics cover new legislation and extenders, revenue rulings and procedures, as well as case law to help the busy practitioner keep current on changes for 2016. The 2016 year is going to see many changes and steps taken in 2016 will have a major impact on your client’s returns. Practical tips and insights are shared by practicing practitioners to help you get up-to-date for the 2016 tax season.

Practice Development and Management
Make less...have fun doing it! We’ll teach you the 10 secrets to a successful tax and accounting practice. Learn how to develop relationships with clients and your team so that you can build a firm that has value whether you decide to work or sell it.

Technology 3.0: The Next Step in Making your Practice Technologically Savvy
Where does a practitioner go to understand the complexities of dealing with technology in their practice? We will study the real world issues of dealing with the adaption of technology to solve practice issues.
• Is it time to take my practice into the cloud or is it just another thunderstorm?
• The mobility of data access and the handheld computer: smart phones, tablets, and notebooks
• Advances in the world of manipulating documents and work papers in the modern accounting and tax practice
• Work smarter, not harder! Great utility software that can make life easier in the office
• Security, remote access, and backing up data: How to properly set up and maintain your systems
• Floware: Managing daily office activities from your computer with little or no paper
• Operating systems Windows 7 and 8, Mac, Linux: How to keep up with all the changes

California Tax Update
2016 will be another year of California tax changes and turmoil as the state wrestles with balancing the budget.
• We will cover the latest on the State’s position on deducting half of self-employment tax
• Certain items on the property tax bill may be disallowed as a deduction
• Reporting use tax after Amazon caves on withholding
• The latest with regard to federal conformity
• Possible tax increases on high income earners

Estates and Trust
This course will help you get started incorporating estate work into your practice or serve as a refresher for those already doing estate work. The aging baby boomers are in an inheriting mode and you will learn how to advise them on such matters as portability and funding of the sub-trusts. There is something for everyone from the novice to the seasoned practitioner. The course also explores the decisions required in handling clients’ estates and trusts from beginning to close, including tax elections available, distributing assets to beneficiaries, and filing all applicable tax forms. We analyze Form 1041 (including all topics listed under the 1041 course description), U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, Form 709, U.S. Gift (and GST) Tax Return, and Form 706, Estate Tax Return. In addition, we will cover all the new tax law changes and important rulings and cases. CTEC: CA 0; Federal 8 The one day will cover these topics in lesser detail.

Accounting (Two-Day)
Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services No. 19, effective in 2011, replaced and/or revised almost every one of its predecessors, resulting in the most significant change in financial statement presentation since 1978. This year's Gear Up Accounting Seminar is special: this year the focus is on you, your practice's quality control system, and what all this means to your client. In addition to an in-depth discussion of each SSARS No. 19 and SSARS No. 20, other major topics include:
• Professional Ethics: the basic requirements and the most recent interpretations.
• OCBOA versus GAAP: how both banks and clients can receive cost effective yet useful statements.
• Practice Management: faced with the new requirements, should you move to value billing, rather than hourly billing, and, if so, how to make the transition?
• Non-profits and Homeowners Associations: what's the appropriate presentation now?
• Peer Review: using a case study approach, learn what peer reviewers look for and how you can be prepared and pass!
• GAAP Update: when does Fair Value Accounting replace historical cost; when do variable interest entities require financial statement
consolidation; what are the new leasing standards, the changes revenue recognition concepts, the tests for impairment, and how does each impact disclosure on OCBOA statements?
Add to that issues related to: interim financial statements and reports; the consideration of fraud in financial statement presentation; analytical procedures; cash flow statements; required financial statement disclosures; specialty issues relevant to the main street accountant and you have a solid two-day accounting seminar that will satisfy the need of both sole practitioner and the mid-sized firm.

Business Entities (Two-Day)
The 2016 Business Entities seminar will focus on providing practical advice for tax practitioners serving small business clients. We will examine the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011, discuss the sweeping proposed and temporary regulations affecting all taxpayers that acquire, produce or improve property, update practitioners on informational reporting and Form 1099-K, examine 2016 and future impacts of the Health Care reform legislation, and look ahead to anticipated post-election tax reform. The course will highlight new court rulings, regulations, and other updates relevant to small business tax advisors. CTEC: CA 0; Federal 16


(not included with the Royal Flush package):

IRAs, Pensions and Other Retirement Resources
Optional Session, Sunday, Nov. 27, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | 8 CPE | $239

This course addresses the many issues your clients face when considering their future, especially as they approach retirement years: how to draw retirement benefits, applying for Social Security and Medicare, planning for incapacity, long-term care, reverse mortgages, and cash flow planning and investments. Help your clients plan for their golden years and make difficult decisions.

Ethics for the Tax Professional
Optional Session, Monday, Nov. 28, 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM | 2 CPE | $79

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has been very busy, ensuring that Circular 230 Practitioners (that's us) follow rules that prescribe and proscribe our behavior. We will discuss what we can–and must–do to assist our clients while maintaining ethical integrity and complying with Circular 230 rules. Meets CTEC criterion for the 2 hour ethics requirement.


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