November 26 – December 1, 2018 | 48 Hours of CPE
Paris Hotel | Las Vegas, Nevada
Join us at the Paris Hotel and Casino!
Welcome back to Las Vegas for a week of practical learning led by Gear Up speakers. Plan early 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.
2018 Tax Updates
This four-hour course will provide coverage of recent tax law changes that affect individuals, corporations, and partnerships including legislation, court cases, and IRS rulings. Tax professionals will come away with planning tips and what they need to know for 2018 and beyond. Includes impact from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Technology 4.0: Understanding the Future of Technology
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 challenges.
California Tax Update
2018 will be another year of California tax changes and turmoil as the state wrestles with balancing the budget and dealing with recent federal changes. We will cover the latest on the state’s efforts to circumvent the federal limitations on income and property tax deductions, plus:
The 2018 Gear Up accounting course is designed to give practitioners the information they need to provide audit, review, compilation, and preparation engagements for small and midsized companies. This course is more than just an update and covers a wide variety of topics including core concepts related to financial reporting and accounting and review services, in addition to critical updates to professional standards. The accounting course also features many exhibits, examples, and other practical takeaways to help you implement the content presented. 2018 topics include SSARS 21 implementation and newer SSARS standards 22 and 23 review, core concepts in financial statement presentation and disclosure, practice management and quality control issues, specialized practice areas (divorce engagements, personal financial statements, and industry-specific risks and considerations), and special considerations in performing audits and reviews, including using and improving analytical procedures and understanding fraud risks.
Business Entities (Two-Day)
The 2018 business entities seminar is designed for practitioners that advise small business (less than 25 million in gross receipts). Taught by seasoned tax professionals, the course will help you navigate the business provisions changes of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other law changes. This year includes:
Estates and Trusts
This is a two-pronged course designed to get you started in the practice of estates and trusts as well as a great update for the experienced tax professional covering all major developments since 2011. The morning session covers estate and trust terminology, fiduciary income taxation, trust accounting principles, and a comprehensive explanation of income distribution deduction. In the afternoon, Form 706 is examined in detail. The many changes enacted since 2011 are reviewed with particular emphasis on portability (with detailed examples) and coverage of the new consistency reporting requirements. The “What’s New” chapter has been completely updated with recent rulings and interesting new cases. Post-mortem elections including alternate valuation date and disclaimers are discussed as these areas are of particular interest to the tax preparer.
OPTIONAL SESSIONS AVAILABLE
(not included with the Royal Flush package):
IRAs, Pensions, and Other Retirement Resources
Optional session, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | 8 CPE | $249
This course will cover the detailed and unique requirements of various types of retirement savings and other resources that are used in retirement planning. Coverage includes funding requirements to avoid disqualification during the working years and distribution options and opportunities during the retirement years. Know the best options for saving and distributing from retirement resources including social security.
Ethics for the Tax Professional
Optional session, Monday, Nov 26, 2018, 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | 2 CPE | $89
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 two-hour ethics requirement.
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Venue and Hotel InformationParis Hotel — Las Vegas, Nevada
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