Upcoming Seminars

December 7, 2015 to December 15, 2015 8 Locations in Iowa and Online Webinar

Registration is now available:

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. 

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 16, 2015 Online

Join CALT for The Scoop! The Scoop is a FREE live 60 minute session that is held twice a month, briefing you on current hot issues, recent court cases and new IRS procedures.  No CPE for this webinar.

To register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6324528691377149186

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

Upcoming Scoops:

  • December 16, 2015
  • December 30, 3015

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.  

  • To register: https://goo.gl/8UqZfc
  • 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
**If you are not ISBA member,please register as a guest.  If you have any questions with registering, please contact Christy at 515-697-7874.
Continuing Education: This ethics webinar qualifies Iowa attorneys (CLEs) for 1.5 hour of ethics credit.  And qualifies Kansas attorneys (CLEs) for 2.0 hours of ethics credit.  (Total of 100 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.

January 12, 2016 Online

This FREE session will address key issues you will be facing for the 2015 filing season.  

  • To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/183028373866561538
  • Noon to 1 PM - CST
  • A delay, if any, in an extender bill, form changes, and e-file concerns. 
  • The session is designed to review the annual filing season process and will zero in on problematic areas from the 2015 season.
  • There will be time to address your concerns about the current season. 
  • Basically a potpourri of tax issues we each need to remind practitioners about as we get ready for the filing season.  
  • No CPE offered

January 14, 2016 to January 19, 2016 Online

To register: https://goo.gl/kM4g05

  • January 14, 2016 EITC Due Diligence – Basic class
    • What is your responsibility as a tax preparer when it comes to EITC? This class will also qualify for 1 hour of ethics as we discuss, Form 8867 and what step you have to take to perform “Due Diligence”.  Circular 230 areas will be cited in addition to other areas where step of due diligence should, but are not currently required to be taken.  
    • 1 hour of CPE is offered
    • Noon to 1 pm (Central Time)
  • January 19, 2016 Identity Theft, What to Expect in 2016? – Basic Class
    • Be prepared to assist your client if they are a victim of ID Theft in 2016. What is the current process to get the case started? What steps must your client take it mitigate future ID Theft?  New rules concerning IP Pin usage and forms that need to be filed will be covered.  There is no way to speed the process along, but starting the process and follow up can save time and headaches at the practitioner and client level. 
    • 1 hour of CPE will be offered
    • Noon to 1 pm (Central Time)

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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