2018 PRACTITIONERS CONFERENCE

Description

The Practitioners Conference is designed to help CPAs maintain their status as trusted advisors by equipping them to serve their clients better. The conference features a diverse range of topics including technology, tax/accounting updates, late stage planning, and veterans benefits.

Provider
MACPA
Course Level
Intermediate
Professional Area of Focus
Accounting & Auditing
Tax
Practitioners
CPE Field of Study
Taxes
5
Computer Software & Applications
1
Accounting
1
Economics
1
Who Should Attend
All CPAs, but focused toward the small, sole or solo practitioner and his/her specific needs.
Location

Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd Baltimore, MD 21244-2608

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When
Oct 25, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location
Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd Baltimore, MD 21244-2608
Total CPE Credits
8
Format
In-Person

Agenda

Day 1

10/25/2018
7:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am
Welcome to the Day
8:10 am
Accounting and Auditing Update

Speaker: Gary Bulmash, CPA

9:00 am
Tax Update October 2016-September 2017

Speaker: David De Jong, Esq.

The program will focus on leading federal tax developments of the past 12 months with time divided between the major provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other legislation, regulations, cases and rulings affecting businesses and individuals. It will also include an analysis of the effect of South Dakota v Wayfair in which the US Supreme Court ruled that larger retailers who penetrate a state market only through internet sales can be forced to collect that state’s sales tax.

9:50 am
Networking Break
10:00 am
Planning for Veterans Benefits - What Advisors Need to Know to Be a Resource to Their Clients

Speaker: Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

In this interactive workshop, Elville and Associates’ Principal Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., will thoroughly educate advisors about veterans benefits planning for their clients — including the VA Aid and Attendance Pension and how it benefits qualified veterans and their spouses, asset preservation in veterans benefits planning, and how veterans benefits serves as a key planning tool for estate planning and Medicaid.

10:50 am
Late Stage College Planning

Speaker: Seth Hammer, CPA – Towson University

11:40 am
Lunch
12:30 pm
Tax Planning for 199A

Speaker: Mark Schweighofer, Esq. – Stein Sperling

1:20 pm
Topic TBD
2:20 pm
Networking Break
2:20 pm
Cloud Security

Speaker: Byron Patrick, CPA – Network Alliance

Cyber Security is no longer an optional conversation as it related to organizational operations. However, the threat landscape is evolving with new threats and new twists on old threats every day. In this session we will discuss an end users perspective on what can be done to protect you and your firm from the latest cyber security threats.

3:10 pm
Economic Update

Dr. Daraius Irani – Towson University

The presentation will explore the national, regional and state economic trends impacting Maryland’s economy.  From these trends, an economic forecast for the state of Maryland will be presented.

 

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Price increases to $210.00 on 09/24/2018

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Price includes $25 early registration discount(s) - expires 09/23/2018
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