CPE Course Preparing Individual Tax Returns for New Staff and Para-Professionals

December 7, 2020

9:00am — 4:45pm

Location

Member Price $279.00
Non-member Price $379.00

Curriculum Taxation

Field of Interest Taxation (General)

Level Beginning

Designed For

New staff and para-professionals who prepare individual returns

Objective

The objective of this course is to train new staff accountants, data processing employees, para-professionals, and bookkeepers to prepare a complicated federal individual income tax return. Over the years, thousands of new staff have received practical, hands-on experience to become familiar with tax forms. This course covers the latest tax law changes, making it essential for your new staff.

  • Learn complicated issues of filing status and dependency exemptions
  • Learn about Schedules A, B, C, D, E, and SE; Forms 2106, 4797, and 4562; passive rules and more
  • Complete comprehensive problems related to Schedules A, C, and D; Forms 2106, 4797, 6251, and more, all with “filled-in” forms
  • Learn about IRA contributions, self-employed retirement plans, child-care credits, and the adoption tax credit
  • Highlights

  • Preparation of various Form 1040 individual tax returns and schedules; provided answers include “filled-in” forms
  • Taking initiative in difficult assignments; can you deliver the QBI message? Full coverage of §199A qualified business income, its calculation, limitations, and examples
  • Form 8867 – Protecting practitioners
  • Dividends and interest – Ordinary, return of capital, and capital gain distribution dividends; tax-exempt interest, original issue discount, etc.
  • Security transactions – From Form 1099-B to Form 8949 to Schedule D, plus mutual fund sales and related basis issues
  • Self-employed person issues
  • Schedule C deductions including depreciation
  • Sale and exchange of property – Understanding Form 4797 and depreciation recapture; capital gains
  • A working understanding of passive losses – How to handle rental property and how the passive loss rules flow to the tax forms
  • Itemized deductions – A thorough understanding of what’s deductible and what’s not
  • Interest deductions – Limitations and timing problems
  • Retirement contributions and education credits and deductions
  • Tax computations – The Kiddie Tax, AMT, regular tax, tax credits
  • Individual problems illustrated by form preparation for various items, with numerous “practice tips”
  • Impact of recent legislation and forms changes on the 1040
  • Instructors

    Sali Sheafor

    With twenty years of accounting experience, Sali Sheafor works with clients all over the United States. She is currently licensed in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Florida. Armed with an education from the University of Wisconsin system, she earned her certification and went on to create her own public accounting firm, TAP Consulting, LLC. She has enjoyed the opportunity to teach accounting to students in her area as well. While accounting and taxes are her first hobbies and she relishes the challenges of the ever-changing accounting world, she also enjoys snowmobiling, gardening, biking, and community service.close

    Prerequisites

    None

    Developer

    Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

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