Upcoming Seminars

June 4, 2018 Online

The American Agricultural Law Association is pleased to present a free webinar to AALA members and nonmembers, “Nuts and Bolts of the Syngenta Corn Settlement: A Discussion with Co-Lead Counsel.” 
 
Don Downing and AALA member William Chaney are two of the four court-appointed co-lead and litigation class counsel in the In re Syngenta AG MIR 162 MDL proceedings pending in Kansas Federal Court.  In this webinar, they will review the history of the case and summarize the key points of the recently announced, historic $1.51 billion class action settlement reached on behalf of producers, grain elevators and ethanol plants.  In particular, they will discuss the allocations of the settlement amount, identify the key claims, objection and opt-out deadlines and explain the easy and simple procedures for practitioners, producers and industry participants to complete the claims forms in order to participate in the settlement.
 
In this webinar, practitioners, producers and other industry participants will learn:

  • The claims asserted in the Syngenta corn litigation
  • How those claims were resolved in the settlement, who may benefit from the settlement and how the settlement funds will be allocated
  • The deadlines and procedures for class members to make claims, object or opt-out of the settlement
  • The information which will be needed for a practitioner, producer or other industry member to make a claim

AALA Members and nonmembers are welcome to participate.

There is no CLE credit offered for this FREE webinar.

This webinar is the result of the work of the AALA Distance Education Committee, which is comprised of members of the AALA.

AALA thanks its cosponsor, the Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation at Iowa State University, for providing the technology platform for this webinar.

 


June 5, 2018 Online

Join us as we review the law enacted on December 22, 2017, as it relates to individuals. The session will include basic changes for 2018, disaster provisions that span three years, the 2017 extenders, what was repealed (subject to the sunset), provisions made permanent, and areas where guidance is still pending.  This review will prepare us for the 2018 tax year and the questions clients may ask as the 2019 filing season approaches.  


June 6, 2018 Online

Get the latest SCOOP from Kristy!

Each 30-minute webinar session reviews all important tax happenings for the prior two weeks and explains their relevance.  Kristy also presents tips and tools of the trade to make the work of a tax professional a bit easier.  At the close of the session, participants ask questions and engage in an interactive discussion.  The Scoop is free to all who attend!  TaxPlace subscribers have unlimited access to all past archives of The Scoop.

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

► To register for Scoops from 8:00-8:30 AM CSThttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506

► To register for Scoops from 12:00-12:30 PM CST:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506


June 8, 2018 Online

We're offering a number of opportunities for you to complete your ethics CPE/CLE requirement this year and three new subject topics!

  • Part 1: Disciplinary Proceedings 
  • Part 2: Duties and Restrictions in Practicing before the IRS
  • Part 3: Ethics and Security Responsibilities 

June 8, 2018 Online

We're offering a number of opportunities for you to complete your ethics CPE/CLE requirement this year and three new subject topics!

Part 1: Disciplinary Proceedings 
Part 2: Duties and Restrictions in Practicing before the IRS
Part 3: Ethics and Security Responsibilities 


June 12, 2018 Online

This session will review application of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to small businesses, including farming businesses. In particular, this class will discuss issues impacting owners of small C corporations, S corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Included in the discussion will be:

  • C corporation tax rates and blending
  • IRC § 199A deduction
    • What is Qualified Business Income?
    • Wages/Capital Limitation
    • Calculation of the Deduction
    • Cooperative Provisions
    • DPAD Transition
    • Specified Service Trade or Business
  • Entity Issues
    • What Guidance is Needed?
  • Depreciation and Expensing
  • Personal Property “Trades”
  • Net Operating Losses
  • Cash Accounting Parameters
  • Excess Business Losses
  • Business Interest Deduction Limitation

This class will update attendees on all IRS guidance that has been received, as well as discuss key guidance that remains outstanding.


June 13, 2018 Online

What with the current Tax Reform and possibly more on the way.  It's time to inform the Iowa Taxpayer Advocate of your concerns and other issues that impact the tax profession. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. They ensure you are treated fairly, and know and understand your rights. If you are having tax problems and have not been able to resolve them with the IRS, you may be eligible for free TAS help. Doing nothing at all is not the answer.  Neither is complaining in silence, when your voice could be heard!

Join us for this opportunity as one voice can make a difference, and even a small stone creates ripples in the pond.

June 13, 2018 - Noon – 1:00 pm -  Central Time

60 minutes of discussion/instruction

Level: Basic

Cost: Free

No CPE Granted


June 15, 2018 Online

We're offering a number of opportunities for you to complete your ethics CPE/CLE requirement this year and three new subject topics!

  • Part 1: Disciplinary Proceedings 
  • Part 2: Duties and Restrictions in Practicing before the IRS
  • Part 3: Ethics and Security Responsibilities 

June 20, 2018 Online

Get the latest SCOOP from Kristy!

Each 30-minute webinar session reviews all important tax happenings for the prior two weeks and explains their relevance.  Kristy also presents tips and tools of the trade to make the work of a tax professional a bit easier.  At the close of the session, participants ask questions and engage in an interactive discussion.  The Scoop is free to all who attend!  TaxPlace subscribers have unlimited access to all past archives of The Scoop.

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

► To register for Scoops from 8:00-8:30 AM CSThttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506

► To register for Scoops from 12:00-12:30 PM CST:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506


June 21, 2018 Online

Marriage sometimes ends in divorce and educating your client on the impact of their short and long term tax filing situation is an important necessity. 

Join us on June 21, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST) - 1 hour of CPE/CLE


June 22, 2018 Online

This class will review the basics of gift tax: who must file, when to file, what forms to file and the future tax impacts of gifting.  This is a basic introductory course.


June 26, 2018 Online

Learn what documentation your client needs to provide when audited for a charitable contribution deduction and what steps to take to ensure your client has proper substantiation. 

Join us on June 26, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (CST) - 1 hour of CPE/CLE


June 27, 2018 Online

Even if you do not have clients who are employers, you need to be aware of changes in fringe benefits, employee business entertainment deductions, 1099-MISC issues and other sections of the TCJA that will impact small business clients. Issues covered will also include inflationary adjustments, the new Employer-Paid Family and Medical Leave Credit, the Affordable Care Act, levies, withholding changes and several other common employer issues.  If you haven’t had a refresher class in employer issues, this one is a must to bring you up to date.


July 10, 2018 Online

The learning objective of this class is to understand various types of Retirement Plans, including their general purposes.  Upon completion of this basic course, a participant will be able to understand retirement plan arrangements and distinguish between simple and more complex retirement plans.


July 11, 2018 Online

Get the latest SCOOP from Kristy!

Each 30-minute webinar session reviews all important tax happenings for the prior two weeks and explains their relevance.  Kristy also presents tips and tools of the trade to make the work of a tax professional a bit easier.  At the close of the session, participants ask questions and engage in an interactive discussion.  The Scoop is free to all who attend!  TaxPlace subscribers have unlimited access to all past archives of The Scoop.

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

► To register for Scoops from 8:00-8:30 AM CSThttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506

► To register for Scoops from 12:00-12:30 PM CST:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506


July 11, 2018 Online

Put the pieces of the puzzle together as we walk you through the ins and outs of form 4797 and what property needs to be reported. The §1231, §1250 and §1245 confusion will be clarified. 

Join us on July 11, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (CST) - 1 hour of CPE/CLE


July 12, 2018 to July 13, 2018 Quality Inn & Suites, Ames, Iowa, and Online

This two-day seminar will provide an in-depth review of the impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on entity planning. The materials will be up-to-date as of mid-summer. Where guidance remains pending, we will discuss the implications of the unknown. The intent of the seminar is to equip tax professionals to help clients with entity planning decisions in light of the sweeping new tax law. Teaching points will be illustrated with case studies. The seminar will also provide a detailed review of issues arising when converting from entity form to another—and pitfalls and dangers to avoid.

The two-day session will include the following:

  • Implications of Permanent Change to C corporation tax rates  
  • In-Depth Look at “Temporary” IRC § 199A Deduction  
    • What is “Qualified Business Income”?
    • What is a “Qualified Trade or Business”?
    • Wages/capital limitation
    • Calculation of the deduction
    • Cooperative provisions and their impact on entity decisions
    • Options for those in a “Specified Service Trade or Business”
    • Separate and combined calculations
    • Effects of losses
  • Other Changes Impacting Entity Decisions:
    • Depreciation and Expensing
    • Net Operating Losses
    • Cash and Accrual Accounting Method Considerations
    • Aggregation rules for businesses under common control, especially brother-sister organizations, and affiliated service groups.
    • Excess Business Losses
    • Business Interest Deduction Limitation
    • Entertainment and fringe benefit repeals
    • Meals for the Convenience of Employers
  • Individual Tax Changes Impacting Entity Decisions
  • Rate reductions
  • Increase of the standard deduction
  • Suspension of Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions
  • Charitable contribution considerations
  • Partnership v. S Corporation v. C Corporation Considerations
  • Converting from an S Corporation to a C Corporation and Vice Versa
  • Converting from a Sole Proprietorship or a Partnership to a Corporation and Vice Versa
  • Putting it all together: Case studies of various clients and the entity discussion, including a decision-making framework

July 18, 2018 Online

Join us as we review the law enacted on December 22, 2017, as it relates to individuals. The session will include basic changes for 2018, disaster provisions that span three years, the 2017 extenders, what was repealed (subject to the sunset), provisions made permanent, and areas where guidance is still pending.  This review will prepare us for the 2018 tax year and the questions clients may ask as the 2019 filing season approaches. 


July 24, 2018 Online

The webinar will focus on fundamental requirements to be a qualified retirement plan.  This will include various requirements such as eligibility, vesting, and distributions that permit the deferral of tax on the benefits accrued by participants and the ability of the Plan Sponsor to take a tax deduction of retirement plan contributions.  We will also discuss the role of the Department of Labor and ERISA with respect to Retirement Plans.


July 25, 2018 Online

Get the latest SCOOP from Kristy!

Each 30-minute webinar session reviews all important tax happenings for the prior two weeks and explains their relevance.  Kristy also presents tips and tools of the trade to make the work of a tax professional a bit easier.  At the close of the session, participants ask questions and engage in an interactive discussion.  The Scoop is free to all who attend!  TaxPlace subscribers have unlimited access to all past archives of The Scoop.

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

► To register for Scoops from 8:00-8:30 AM CSThttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506

► To register for Scoops from 12:00-12:30 PM CST:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7291206138805397506


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