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Surgent's Ethics for Tax Professionals

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Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $99

The purpose of this program is to discuss the ethical mandates that govern the conduct of tax practitioners. The program focuses on the ethical pronouncements of the IRS in Circular 230, as well as the preparer penalty provisions set forth in the Internal Revenue Code. Please note: This ethics course does not cover state-specific issues and so is not applicable in states that require ethics courses to include specific state laws and regulations. Please check with your state board prior to registering for this program if you are in doubt about whether this program satisfies your state's ethics requirements.

Surgent's Taxation of the Mobile Workforce

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Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $99

Today's workforce looks a lot different than it used to. With more people working from home and across state lines, employers must examine withholding and unemployment laws in a new light. In this course, we will examine tried and true rules in this area, but also examine statutes that are still developing. Using real-life examples and discussion, we will examine state laws on reciprocity and residency requirements. We will also look at what to do when state laws are silent or conflict on a particular issue, so that you can keep your clients in compliance and be well-prepared for the questions that will come your way in these ever-changing times.

It Is Legal, But Is It Really Ethical?, featuring Rob Berry and Bob Mims

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Virtual

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

This discussion outlines situations where ‘legal’ and ‘ethical’ are not necessarily in alignment.  How should you handle these issues?  We will detail a better thought process to help you avoid ‘crossing the line.’  Each topic and each day stand on its own. If you are not sure about making a multi-day commitment, sign up for just a single day. We think you will come back for more!

2024 Guide to Depreciating & Expensing Business Assets

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Following the ever-changing tax deprecation rules is not a game for the faint hearted!  This course analyzes the current landscape of depreciating, capitalizing and disposing of business assets, with examples and illustrated case studies to enhance the CPAs understanding of the most current tax depreciation provisions.  **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to kori.herrera@acpen.com.

CFO Series: Why You Should Be a Learnaholic: Staying Ahead!

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Do successful people know a secret that keeps them on top? The answer is they are lifelong learners. It is a mindset and a way of life that they have learned to utilize. You did not miss out, those not born with this ability have hope. This course provides quantifiable research to support that learnaholics (or lifetime learners) are clearly more successful, as well as practical actions on how you can stop being left behind and start getting ahead by adopting the habits and mindset of a lifelong learner. The crux is to expand your mind and expand your possibilities. This is the recipe for success you don't want to miss!

Change: Embrace & Enjoy - It Is Inevitable

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

We see change every day, but we ignore it as a key risk. Even though change is natural, it is also natural for humans to fight it. Why do humans think we can control everything? What are the steps we can take to adapt to change? Learn more about how we can become better at recognizing change and how we can embrace and adapt to the many changes we see every day. Change is inevitable. We can adapt to it or be replaced. We will discuss practical insights that will help you be even more successful in the office and in life. Effective leaders should not miss this course. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

S Corporations: Conversions 2024

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Electing S corporations may find it desirable or necessary to terminate this election and convert to a C corporation. Alternatively, qualifying C corporations may determine the S status as the preferred tax status. With significant current and future tax considerations, terminating or electing S corporation status can be desirable. We'll consider situations when such conversions are desirable-identifying and discussing tax planning opportunities and complications at conversion.

Tax Law Logic: Diving Into Tax Policy 2024

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Virtual

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $159

As practitioners, we must devote lots of time to the technical understanding of the tax law. We may be puzzled about why they have so many details and why some special rules are so limited. Appreciation of the design of a tax system (also known as tax policy) can help deepen our understanding of technical rules and where improvements are needed in our tax system. Understanding the principles of sound tax policy is necessary to objectively evaluate legislative proposals and critique them to clients and lawmakers. This course covers the basics of tax policy, principles of good tax policy, how to use this information for improved practice, and advocacy ideas to help improve our tax laws. Examples and practice analysis are included.

Create Measures in Power BI that Define Your Metrics

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Virtual

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $149

Unlock the full potential of your data with our specialized course, "Create Measures in Power BI that Define Your Metrics". Designed for professionals who aspire to excel in the dynamic world of data analysis, this 4-hour intensive training delves deep into the advanced functionalities of Microsoft Power BI. You'll embark on a journey to master the art of Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), a powerful tool in the Power BI suite to create metrics. This course is meticulously crafted to transform you into a proficient user, capable of harnessing complex DAX calculations to bring your data to life. The course content is thoughtfully structured to ensure a comprehensive learning experience. Starting with the foundational elements of DAX, you'll rapidly progress to tackle advanced formulas and time-intelligent functions, essential for nuanced data analysis. The highlight of the course is the emphasis on the DAX calculation process, a crucial aspect for validating measures in Power BI. Additionally, the practical application of PivotTables for measure validation will equip you with the skills to confirm the accuracy and effectiveness of your data measures. These advanced techniques are not just theoretical concepts but are presented through engaging, real-world scenarios, enabling you to apply your learning immediately to your daily tasks. This course is an invaluable step towards mastering Power BI and making data-driven decisions with confidence. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Comprehensive Pass-Through Owners' Basis and Distribution Rules 2024

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Virtual

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $299

Pass-throughs (S corporations and Partnerships) are the most popular choice of newly formed business entities. However, for years, taxpayers and their preparers have struggled to calculate, update, and maintain the pass-through entity owners' tax basis information in each investment correctly. Calculating and accounting for tax basis and adequately reporting the impact of operating and liquidating distributions for these entities are among the most frequently cited audit deficiencies. Taxpayers have also misapplied the tax rules when calculating the gain or loss from the sale of the interest. Recently, the IRS initiated enforcement initiatives designed to audit owners of pass-through entities regarding their calculations of tax basis and their tax treatment of distributions. This course will teach you how to properly account for both items for your clients who own an interest in a partnership or an S-corporation. Learn to identify the most common mistakes and errors and report these items correctly before your client is audited.

Audit 501: Personality Styles - Improving Your Interactions

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Personality Styles - Adapting to Different Types of Personalities for Improved Relationships and Interactions provides guidance for effectively adapting to various personality styles. Every individual has a dominant personality style, which includes relevant strengths and weaknesses. Effective interactions require individuals to adapt behaviors to complement, balance or counteract the traits of others. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 8-hour audit skills curriculum for managers, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for interacting with others. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

An Introduction to AI and ChatGPT for CPAs 2024

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Virtual

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $49

Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms such as ChatGPT are transforming our profession and the way we work. The purpose of this course is to provide CPAs with the background of ChatGPT and to show through examples how to use its vast capabilities to effectively find answers to accounting, tax, Excel, Alteryx, and other technical issues. This course also covers five practical strategies to help CPAs learn and keep up with AI in a fast-changing technological environment.

2024 Federal Tax Update for Individuals with Doug Van Der Aa

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Virtual

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This program will address recent legislation, rulings and developments affecting individual taxpayers and provide practitioners with a comprehensive update for the upcoming tax season. **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to kori.herrera@acpen.com.

2024 How to Choose the Right Business Entity for Your Client

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Tax rates, personal liability, operations – these are all factors to be weighed when advising clients about their choice of entity decision.  This session provides a comparison of the multiple entity choices to start the discussion with clients and selecting the best tax efficient option for them. **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to kori.herrera@acpen.com.

Illicit to Essential: Marijuana & Hemp/CBD Evolving Issues

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

The webinar will provide an overview of the regulated, legal side of the industry which now includes 19 states with recreational/adult use access and 38 states with medical access. This session will lay a foundation focusing on the modern historical background of the cannabis plant and the evolution of laws and regulations related to marijuana and agricultural hemp. The segment is designed to be useful for CPA practitioners desiring to provide or enhance their services within the cannabis and hemp niches. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Surgent's The Accountant as the Expert Witness

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Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $99

As litigation becomes more complex, attorneys are relying more on accountants to serve as consulting experts or expert witnesses at trial. Serving as an expert witness is not as difficult as you might expect. Accounting experts educate lawyers and jurors on issues such as valuation, tax liability, and forensics. Learn how accountants become expert witnesses, the role they play during pre-litigation through to trial, and the techniques experts employ to avoid challenges from opposing counsel.

Surgent's Taking Advantage of Installment Sales and Like-Kind Exchanges

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Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $159

When real property is sold for a gain, we always try to find ways to defer recognizing income so it won't be necessary to send a check to Uncle Sam. There are two provisions within the Internal Revenue Code that allow the taxpayer to defer recognition of immediate taxable gain in the year of sale: installment sales and like-kind exchanges. Knowing how and when to utilize these provisions makes the Accounting and Finance Professionals very valuable to either their client or the entity they work for. We will also discuss recent proposals which could impact the future of these two provisions.

2024 Governmental GAAP Update

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

This course begins with a look at the GASB standards effective this year, including GASB 100, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections and GASB 101, Compensated Absences. We'll include practical application of the topics in the form of case studies. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

ChatGPT: What Every CPA Should Know-Updated

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Virtual

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Don't look now, but ChatGPT is taking the business world, including the accounting profession, by storm. Every CPA, whether in public accounting or working in corporate, should have a fundamental understanding of ChatGPT and generative AI applications more broadly. This course will provide you with a foundation of knowledge about ChatGPT technology that will prepare you to have conversations with clients, customers, colleagues and service providers. More importantly, you will learn how to leverage ChatGPT to increase your personal productivity. If you feel your ChatGPT knowledge is lacking, that will not be the case after you attend this course, taught by John Higgins, one of the leading technology strategists and thought leaders for the accounting profession. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Surgent's Accountability: Stop the Blame Game

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Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $159

Good managers know how to delegate, but it can be a challenge to manage employees who are more interested in passing the buck than being responsible. Lack of ownership and responsibility can bog down processes and shut down projects. This workshop will help you create a game plan for building a culture of accountability with your team.