NvSEA Tax Seminars

Everyone is welcome to learn from popular national instructor David Mellem, EA!
7 IRS-approved CE credits.

September 20th, join your fellow Enrolled Agents and their guests at this interactive workshop. We will discuss following topics:

– Understanding Elections
– Beauty & Barber Shops from an Examiner’s Point of View
– Entity Comparison
– Mid-Year Tax Updates


Beauty/Barbers – This program focuses on the beauty and barbershop profession. It looks at the employee v independent contractor issue, chair rental, and other deductions specific to this industry. The material will use the IRS MSSP as a backdrop for the discussion.
Entity Comparison – Is it better to be a corporation or a partnership? Is it better to be a C or an S? This program discusses many business issues and the differing tax consequences among the various business entities. These include items such as contributions to the entity, liquidation of the entity, sales of property, and treatment of fringe benefits. 

Elections – This seminar covers a brief overview of the particular election and the procedures to make and/or revoke the election. This topic includes many elections many taxpayers may not think about as well as elections we know are elections, such as: Accrual method of reporting interest from US Savings Bonds, Mark-to-market election for traders, Section 179, Bonus depreciation, Out of installment reporting, Out of treating interest when secured by personal residence (allowing tracing), Treating trust or estate distributions in first 65 days as if they took place in the prior year, and Repair regulation elections.

Midseason Tax Update – This program contains federal tax law changes; new regulations and other IRS releases such as Notices, Announcements, Revenue Rulings, and Revenue Rulings; and recent court cases from US Tax Court and other Courts dealing with tax matters.” Many of the cases used will be ones that provoke discussion.

Instructor Bio
David Mellem, EA – he has been in practice for 39 years. Often quoted in NATP and NAEA Journals, David has been a guest panelist on the highly regarded TaxTalkToday show. He is a member of NATP, NAEA, and Fellow of NTPI. He has served as a past editor of the EA Journal for NAEA, and has served on the Education Committee for the NAEA Education Foundation. He offers tax research and consulting services for Federal tax matters and will ghost write full or partial tax returns whenever fellow tax pros get stumped.

 

Date: September 20th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Spanish Trails Country Club
5050 Spanish Trail Lane, Las Vegas 89113
Entrance to the East gate is on Tropicana on the south side of the street between Rainbow Blvd and Buffalo.

Hotline: 702-594-0927 to reserve your seat.
Cost: $50 for NAEA members; $75 for everyone else.

Everyone is welcome to learn from popular national instructor Kevin Huston, EA, USTCP!
7 IRS-approved CE credits.

July 19th, join your fellow Enrolled Agents and their guests at this interactive workshop. We will discuss following topics:

– Mastering Tax Research Skills
– Understanding Form 4797
– 7216 Use, Disclosure & Conflicts of Interest (Ethics)Mastering Tax Research SkillsTraining preparers on the hierarchy of standards for tax positions. Overview of tax authorities; i.e. IRC, Treasury Interpretations, Court Decisions and Judicial Interpretations, International Agreements, Private Letter Rulings, Non-Authoritative resources, paid research resources, and free resources.Understanding Form 4797

Covering all 4 parts of the 4797 including business use assets; depreciable and amortizable property; oil, gas, geothermal and mineral property; Section 126 property; Capital assets not reported on Schedule D, 1244 property; IRC Section 197 intangible assets; IRC Section 1221 assets held either as personal use property or for investment purposes; IRC Section 1231 business assets held over one year including 5-year look back; Section 1245 business use property; Section 1245 gain to extent of depreciation taken; IRC Section 1250 long-term depreciable real property that is not 1245 property; 179 recapture, 280F recapture; and non-capital business assets other than inventory.
7216 Use, Disclosure & Conflicts of Interest (Ethics)

Concepts taught will include proper disclosure, permissible disclosures programming, maintenance, and repair of software and equipment used to prepare returns, filing FAFSA financial aid forms, determining which clients are “centers of influence,” mandatory formatting and language, sample disclosures, Circular 230 conflicting interests defined, and a whole host of common Conflict of Interest Scenarios encountered by preparers.

Instructor Bio

Kevin C. Huston, EA, USTCP is the president of Blue Ridge Tax Advisors Inc., in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degree in Business Management from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and his M.B.A. in International Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Kevin has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. Kevin has been a nationally known tax instructor for 20 years, and has authored several tax and financial articles for professional journals.

In 2012, Kevin passed the United States Tax Court admissions exam for non-attorneys. In the history of the United States, there have been only about 350 people who have passed this rigorous exam. Kevin is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Date: July 19th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Spanish Trails Country Club
5050 Spanish Trail Lane, Las Vegas 89113
Entrance to the East gate is on Tropicana on the south side of the street between Rainbow Blvd and Buffalo.

Hotline: 702-594-0927 to reserve your seat.
Cost: $50 for NAEA members; $75 for everyone else.

 

Everyone is welcome to learn from popular national instructor Melinda Garvin, EA!
7 IRS-approved CE credits.

May 17th, join your fellow Enrolled Agents and their guests at this interactive workshop. We will discuss following topics:

·         1099 – The Tattletale
·         Affordable Care Act
·         All or Nothing – Strict Substantiation Rules
·         Passive Losses

Instructor Bio

Since 2007, Melinda has been an instructor for National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). Melinda has been a presenter at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums, and has taught in many states across the country.  In 2012, to encourage tax professionals in office ‘best practices’, she authored the manual “Audit Proof the Tax Office” and has recently published a second manual called “Best Practices for the Tax Office”. Melinda has a strong aspiration to support the tax professional’s many sides of interactions with clients and IRS through education.

 

Melinda is funny, charming, engaging, and insightfully entertaining.

Date: May, 17th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Spanish Trails Country Club
5050 Spanish Trail Lane, Las Vegas 89113
Entrance to the East gate is on Tropicana on the south side of the street between Rainbow Blvd and Buffalo.

Hotline: 702-594-0927 to reserve your seat
Cost: $50 for NAEA members; $75 for everyone else