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Author: Sidney KessBarbara Weltman

CPE Credit:  1 hour for CPAs
1 hour Federal Tax Law Updates for EAs and OTRPs
1 hour Federal Tax Updates for CTEC

This course, developed by noted tax authorities Sidney Kess and Barbara Weltman, provides you with an overview of recent tax developments and highlights planning tips and techniques to help you in your practice. It will also cover key filing dates and other reminders not to be overlooked at this time of the year.

Publication Date: January 2018

Topics Covered

  • Tax Developments Impacting Individuals, Businesses and Retirement Plans
  • Filing Status
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Sales of a Principal Residence
  • Developments affecting Retirement Plans and IRAs
  • Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSEHRAs)
  • Passive Activity Losses
  • Hobby Loss Rule
  • Filing Partnership Tax Returns
  • Payments to Shareholders
  • IRS Interest Rates for Overpayments and Underpayments
  • Filing Deadlines


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the changes in Social Security and Medicare taxes for 2018
  • Discuss new changes in claiming disaster losses on a prior year return
  • List the private debt collection firms named by the IRS
  • Explain which income tax rules have been impacted by inflation adjustments
  • Discuss the estate and gift tax limits for 2018
  • List the new contribution limits for qualified retirement plans for 2018

Additional Course Details

  • Author: Barbara Weltman
  • Sidney Kess
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
  • Course Level: Update
  • Pre-Requisites: None
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