Upcoming Seminars

March 4, 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:

  • Wednesday, March 18 from 8 - 9 AM
  • Wednesday, April 1 from 8 - 9 AM
  • Wednesday, April 29 form 8 - 9 AM

May 4, 2015 to May 27, 2015 Online

To register: http://goo.gl/JOKunA

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

  • Offer’s in Compromise (OIC) - Monday, May 4 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - Tuesday, May 5 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Return Preparer Fraud and Remedies for the Client - Tuesday, May 26 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Identity Theft - Wednesday, May 27 - Noon to 1 pm

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

Each webinar is $35 and provides 1 hour of CPE  


May 6, 2015 to July 27, 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
  • Tuesday, May 19 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Monday, June 8 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Wednesday, July 15 - Noon to 1 pm

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

  • Thursday, May 7 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Wednesday, May 20 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Monday, June 15 - Noon to 1 pm
  • Monday, July 27 - Noon to 1 pm

May 12, 2015 Online

FREE!  Tuesday, May 12 from Noon to 2 pm

It is time for you to ask the questions you have concerning the new repair regulations. What difficulties did you have during filing season where further clarification is needed? Pose the questions and we will do our best to sort through the facts and get you an answer. We will also update you on any new IRS procedures. 

To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1286403680301547778

No CPE credit will be available for this webinar.

 


May 13, 2015 to May 28, 2015 Online

Co-Sponsored with the Iowa State Bar Association

To register: http://goo.gl/vsGE7E

CALT and the Iowa State Bar Association is hosting a series of AgLaw Webinars:

  • Legal Issues Surrounding “Drones” and “Big Data” in Agriculture - Wednesday, May 13
  • What You Need to Know about Ag Liens - Thursday, May 14
  • Unpacking the Legal Implications of a Pipeline - Thursday,May 21
  • Establishing an LLC - Thursday, May 28
  • **All webinars are from Noon to 1 PM (Central Time).

Who Should Attend: attorneys and agribusiness professionals


June 2, 2015 to June 30, 2015 Online

To register: http://goo.gl/WtBdsH

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

  • Getting Clients Right with Tax Filings – June 2 
  • Tax Basics for an LLC - June 3
  • Preparing Form 1040X - June 4
  • Farm Depreciation Issues - June 9
  • Confronting a Tax Lien - June 23
  • Payment Options for Your Client - June 24
  • Business Use of Home: Historical vs the New Safe Harbor Method - June 25
  • Disaster: Assisting Your Client with Recovery - June 30
  • **All webinars are from Noon to 1 PM (Central Time).

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

Each webinar provides 1 hour of CPE


June 11, 2015 to June 12, 2015 Findley Lake, New York

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

=> Registration is now available

Co-Sponsored with the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (http://www.picpa.org/), HBK CPAs and Consultants (http://www.hbkcpa.com/), and Farm Credit East (https://www.farmcrediteast.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.

Questions: If you have questions or need further information, please contact Tiffany Kayser at 515-294-5217 or tlkayser@iastate.edu


June 18, 2015 to June 19, 2015 Spearfish, South Dakota

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

=> Registration is now available 

Co-sponsored with the South Dakota Society of CPAs (http://www.sdcpa.org), Montana Society of CPAs (https://www.mscpa.org), and Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (http://www.ktllp.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.

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 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
  • FinCEN – July 10
  • Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) – July 21
  • 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 (Central Time) 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

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.


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 New York, South Dakota or 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.


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.  

More information will be available in the upcoming months!


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

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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