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Gear Up
Royal Flush
CPE Conference

December 2 - 7, 2019  |  48 Hours of CPE
Paris Hotel  |  Las Vegas, Nevada

The best 2019 tax and accounting conference in Las Vegas

Join us for Royal Flush, the premier 2019 tax and accounting conference

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Sponsor: Burnett and Associates
Platinum Level
Sponsor: CorpNet
Platinum Level
Sponsor: Time Rack, Inc
Gold Level
Sponsor: GetNetSet
Silver Level


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.

Conference Seminars

1040 Individual Tax (Two-Day)
This comprehensive course covers key tax issues for completing complicated individual returns, including in-depth coverage of recent legislation, case law developments, and relevant notices, announcements, revenue rulings and procedures to help the busy practitioner stay current. Speakers are all practicing preparers who share practical tips to help you get ready for this tax season. We will review the groundbreaking deduction for qualified business income (IRC Sec. 199A), including new guidance on wages and the rental real estate safe harbor. The course will incorporate planning considerations in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The course will also address deductible meals expense in the work place, tackle tax challenges facing special industries including shared economy businesses and marijuana dispensaries, and explore the unique tax incentives offered by Qualified Opportunity Funds.

2019 Tax Updates
This 4-hour course will provide coverage of:

  • Taxpayer First Act – what it means to the IRS and your practice.
  • Q-zones – what you need to know.
  • The Gig economy – recent cases and law changes.
  • Other breaking news.

Future Trends and Technology Hotspots – 2019
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.

  • 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: smartphones, tablets, and notebooks
  • Advances in the world of manipulating documents and workpapers 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: How to keep up with all the changes

California Tax Update
2019 will be another year of challenges as the effects of TCJA play out with non-conformity in California. Many new proposals are on the table in California to increase taxes to fund free college for all as well as voter initiatives looking to completely change Proposition 13. New legislation, enacted and proposed, will be covered along with the annual refresher on LLC’s, residence requirements, FTB issues and much more.

Accounting (Two-Day)
The 2019 Gear Up accounting course is designed to give practitioners the information they need to provide 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. 2019 topics will include SSARS 21 implementation and explanation of the newer SSARS standards 22 and 23. We will discuss and review core concepts in financial statement presentation and disclosures, 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 reviews, including using and improving analytical procedures and understanding. The updated course assists the practitioner in assessing fraud risk and practicing in the digital world.

Business Entities (Two-Day)
The 2019 business entities seminar is designed for practitioners that advise small business. The course taught by seasoned tax professionals provides the most updated and comprehensive analysis of business tax matters.
Coverage includes:

  • Making the proper entity selection after TCJA
  • Real Estate Cost Recovery including the interplay of Code Sec. 179 expenses, bonus depreciation, and 15-year life with regard to qualified improvement property.
  • S Corp. vs. C Corp. planning in the light of flat 21% corporate tax rate and the elimination of the corporate AMT.
  • New interest limits: Will they affect your clients?
  • New like-kind exchange rules
  • Modification of the net operating loss deduction
  • New excess business deductions limitation
  • The loss of “entertainment”
  • Changes in accounting methods including the changes that relate to small contractors
  • Sec 199A – Expanded discussion of the new pass-through deduction correctly
  • Handling the new partnership regime changes.
  • Other timely topics

Income Tax for Estates and Trusts-Form 1041
The estates and trusts course has been completely revamped. With the estate tax exemption so high now, there will be fewer Forms 706 filed. However, almost every client in our practice will require a Form 1041 at death. So, this year the emphasis is on that funny little tax return that no one wants to prepare. We will de-mystify Form 1041. Areas covered will be general probate and trust terminology, decedent’s final tax return and fiduciary accounting (principal vs. income). Form 1041 will be addressed in detail including, deductions, rental income, basis and capital gain issues as well income distribution deduction. Also covered will be 645 elections, terminations, and the impact of TCJA.

(not included with the Royal Flush package):

Practice Development and Management
Optional session, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.

Ethics for the Tax Professional
Optional session, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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.

Conference Pricing

A variety of courses offered, all for one LOW price: $1,179

Early Bird Discount Save $80 with Early Bird
Early Bird expires July 1, 2019.

Premier CPE Package Save up to $235 with Premier or up to $393 with Premier Plus!

More Info and Register

Register online or call 800.231.1860 to place your order by phone.
Schedule may be adjusted closer to conference date.

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Venue and Hotel Information

Paris Hotel — Las Vegas, Nevada
Head to fabulous Las Vegas for an exciting week of CPE and fun. Our flagship Gear Up event, Royal Flush is one of our most popular conferences. The conference is located at the Paris Hotel and Casino — be transported to the City of Lights with all the same passion and ambiance of Europe's most romantic city, with all the excitement of the entertainment capital of the world. Special room rate is $105 (does not include resort fees). Room rate available through November 2, 2019, or until hotel block sells out. Don't sweat it — The Paris Hotel has a very short distance between room elevators and the conference area. Call 877.603.4389 and mention Gear Up or SPTRG9 for 2019 reservations. Special room rate is also available via the hotel website.

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