Upcoming Seminars

July 1, 2015 to July 23, 2015 Online

To register: http://goo.gl/NmLm2h

Join us during the month of July for the following continuing education webinars:

  • The Affordable Care Act - July 1 from Noon to 2 pm (2 hours of CPE)
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) - July 2
  • Preparing for a Gambling Audit - July 6
  • Basics of a Partnership – July 7
  • The Partnership Form K-1 – July 8
  • Bartering and Trading Income – July 13
  • Correspondence Audits – July 14
  • Preparing for an IRS Audit – July 22
  • Issues Related to Estates, Procedures and Developments in Estate Tax Law – July 23
  • **All webinars are from Noon to 1 PM (CST) unless otherwise noted.

Who should attend: enrolled agents, other tax return preparers, CPAs

Each webinar provides 1 hour of CPE


July 9, 2015 Online

FREE!  Thursday, July 9 from Noon to 12:30 PM (CST)

A 30 minute session discussing the proper way to provide and tax commodity wages will be detailed.  

To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4185890609540047361

No CPE credit will be available for this webinar.

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July 15, 2015 Online

Join CALT for The Scoop! The Scoop is a live 60 minute session that is held twice a month, briefing you on current hot issues, recent court cases and new IRS procedures.

To register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6051053754922735106

This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you. 

Upcoming Scoops:

  • All Scoops are usually on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 AM central time
  • July 15, 2015
  • August 5, 2015
  • September 23, 2015

July 15, 2015 Online

To register: http://goo.gl/JBkNuI

These Ethics Webinars that will review Circular 230 and the Standards of Practice.  Please download Circular 230 for each class.

Part 1 will cover first part of the key elements:

  • Wednesday, May 6 - Noon to 1 pm (CST)
  • Tuesday, May 19 - Noon to 1 pm (CST)
  • Monday, June 8 - Noon to 1 pm (CST)
  • Wednesday, July 15 - Noon to 1 pm (CST)

Part 2 will cover the remaining sections of the Circular 230 including disciplinary actions:

  • Thursday, May 7 - Noon to 1 pm (CST)
  • Wednesday, May 20 - Noon to 1 pm (CST)
  • Monday, June 15 - Noon to 1 pm (CST)

July 21, 2015 Online

Repair Regulation: Materials and Supplies 

July 21, 2015 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (CST)

This free webinar will address the issues surrounding the materials and supplies section of the new repair regulations. Examples will be shared along with an opportunity to address your questions.  A future seminar on other aspects of the repair regulation will center on other issues.   It is anticipated the session will last 90 minutes.  No CPE will be offered for the free seminar.

FREE!  To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1105828689519598850

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July 22, 2015 Online

Two free online webinars on sales and use tax for Iowa businesses are scheduled in June and July.  Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1 will be held on June 17th, with Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 2 on July 22nd.  Both are scheduled from noon to 1:00 pm.  For more information or to register, please visit www.IowaTaxWebinars.com.

Part 1 on June 17 will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including common taxable services.  Part 2 on July 22 will also give an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, and cover local option sales tax.  Attendees can register for either or both webinars.    

The Iowa Department of Revenue has partnered with the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa to provide free tax webinars to small business owners on IASourceLink.  The presenter for these webinars is Terry O’Neill, Taxpayer Service Specialist with the Iowa Department of Revenue. 


July 30, 2015 to July 31, 2015 Lake Tahoe, California

2015 Summer Seminar on Farm Income Tax, Estate and Business Planning

=> Registration is now available 

Co-sponsored with Price Paige and Company (http://www.ppcpas.com), and Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti, McGough & King, P.C. (http://www.scolaro.com/); HMS Law Group LLP (http://hmslawgroup.com/)

This seminar is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive and practical understanding of major agricultural tax, estate and business planning issues. In addition, the speakers are open to questions and responses from the attendees. It is an excellent opportunity for tax practitioners (CPAs, enrolled agents, other tax return preparers, accountants), attorneys and agribusiness professionals to update their knowledge of tax, business and legal matters related to agriculture and farm business activities. Your registration fee includes: 2 seminar manuals (electronic format), continental breakfast, buffet luncheon and afternoon snack.

The two-day seminar will be held at Resort at Squaw Creek (http://www.squawcreek.com/).

Questions: If you have questions or need further information, please contact Tiffany Kayser at the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT) at 515-294-5217 or tlkayser@iastate.edu


July 30, 2015 to July 31, 2015 Online

Unable to travel to California? Take advantage of our Live Webinar!

Webinar on Farm Income Tax, Estate and Business Planning

=> Registration is now available 

The webinar will take place live at the Lake Tahoe, California, location from 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM Pacific Time.  An email with instructions will be sent once registration has been processed and received.  Registration for the live webinar will close on Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m. (Central Time).  

This webinar is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive and practical understanding of major agricultural tax, estate and business planning issues. In addition, the speakers are open to questions and responses from the attendees. It is an excellent opportunity for tax practitioners (CPAs, enrolled agents, other tax return preparers, accountants), attorneys and agribusiness professionals to update their knowledge of tax, business and legal matters related to agriculture and farm business activities.


August 4, 2015 to August 10, 2015 Online

To register: https://goo.gl/35tM78    

(registration ends at 10 AM CST on the day of the scheduled webinar)

Join us during the month of August for the following continuing education webinars:

  • **All webinars are from Noon to 1 PM (CST)
  • August 4, 2015 - I-9 and W-4 Complying with Hiring Employees
  • August 5, 2015 - Minister Tax Law
  • August 6, 2015 - Form 941 and Matching with Form W-2
  • August 10, 2015 - Fringe Benefits

Who should attend: enrolled agents, other tax return preparers, CPAs

Each webinar provides 1 hour of CPE


August 6, 2015 Online

2015 has seen interesting development in legal issues related to livestock production.  In January 2015, a federal district judge ruled that manure (stored or applied to a field) could become a solid waste under federal environmental laws.  At the same time, a consortium of environmental and animal welfare groups filed a lawsuit against the EPA for failure to act on their petition to regulate ammonia gas releases from animal feeding operations.  The law as it relates to these operations is currently in a state of flux.

On August 6th at noon (EST), Dr. Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma associate professor of agricultural economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, will discuss the implications of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Air Act (CAA) on animal agriculture, recent litigation, and other legal issues.

This webinar is open to livestock producers, Extension educators, agricultural service professionals, and anyone else interested in learning more about the potential impacts of RCRA and the CAA on livestock operations.  The webinar is free to attend.

The webinar is sponsored by the University of Maryland's Agriculture Law Education Initiative, University of Maryland Extension, DAIReXNT, the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center, and Texas AgriLife Extension.

More details, including a registration link, to come soon!


September 9, 2015 to September 24, 2015 Online

To register: https://goo.gl/X8iLmn

(registration ends at 10 AM CST on the day of the scheduled webinar)

Join us during the month of September for the following continuing education webinars:

  • Sept. 9 - S-Corporation Tax Issues
  • Sept. 10 - Farm Expenses Overview
  • Sept. 15 - S-Corp K-1 Preparation
  • Sept. 22 - Health Savings Accounts
  • Sept. 23 - Farm Income A-Z
  • Sept. 24 - Charitable Contributions Recordkeeping Pitfalls            

Who should attend: enrolled agents, other tax return preparers, CPAs

Each webinar provides 1 hour of CPE


September 17, 2015 to September 18, 2015 Ames, Iowa

Mark your calendars and join us for our annual 2015 September Seminars!  The Agricultural Law Seminar will be on September 17, 2015 and the Farm Estate and Business Planning Seminar will be on September 18, 2015.  

=> Registration is now available:


November 9, 2015 to December 15, 2015 8 Locations in Iowa and Online Webinar

Registration coming soon!

The Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University invites you to attend the Annual Farm and Urban Income Tax School.  The program is intended for tax professionals and is designed to provide up-to-date training on current tax law and regulations.  The program is taught entirely by our experts on teaching teams, will review recent cases and rulings and key legislation, provide an in-depth review and analysis of a number of tax topics, and cover newly enacted IRS regulations and procedures important to tax practitioners. The program stresses practical information to facilitate the filing of individual and small business returns, in addition to individual, small business, farm returns.  Registration for the Tax Schools will be available in July of 2015. 

Nov. 9-10 – Waterloo
Nov. 10-11 – Sheldon
Nov. 11-12 – Red Oak
Nov. 12-13 – Ottumwa
Nov. 16-17 – Mason City
Nov. 23-24 – Maquoketa
Dec. 7-8 – Denison
Dec. 14-15 – Ames
Dec. 14-15 – Live Webinar


December 17, 2015 to December 22, 2015 Online

Ethics Part 1: Review of the Circular 230 and the Standards of Practice.  Part 1 will cover an overview of the Circular 230 and the first part of the key elements. Publication Cir 230 will need to be download for this class. 

Ethics Part 2: Review of the Circular 230 and the Standards of Practice.  Part 2 will cover  the remaining sections of the Circular 230 including disciplinary actions. Publication Cir 230 will need to be download for this class.  

  • Registration will be available September 1, 2015
  • Each webinar is $35 and approved for 1 hour of CPE.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable.
  • These courses provide continuing education for enrolled agents, other tax return preparers and CPAs (CPAs outside the state of Iowa must read the rules and regulations of their state board of accountancy).

Webinar Schedule

  • Thursday, December 17
    • Ethics Part 1: 11 AM - 12 PM
    • Ethics Part 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Friday, December 18
    • Ethics Part 1: 11 AM - 12 PM
    • Ethics Part 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Monday, December 21
    • Ethics Part 1: 11 AM - 12 PM
    • Ethics Part 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 22
    • Ethics Part 1: 11 AM - 12 PM
    • Ethics Part 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

December 17, 2015 Online
Co-sponsored with the Iowa State Bar Association.  
 
Thursday, December 17 from Noon to 1:40 PM
 
Continuing Education: This ethics webinar qualifies Iowa attorneys (CLEs) for 1.5 hour of ethics credit (90 minutes).
 
This webinar will address some of the most common ethical issues that arise in the representation of clients during the estate and/or business planning process in addition to income tax planning. Included in the discussion will be coverage of the Model Rules as applied in this context. Also addressed will be defenses to malpractice claims, common areas of liability, the special issues that arise concerning the representation of older or infirm clients, and the marketing of estate planning services.
 

CALT does not provide legal advice. Any information provided on this website is not intended to be a substitute for legal services from a competent professional. CALT's work is supported by fee-based seminars and generous private gifts. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material contained on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of Iowa State University.

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