MNCPA Tax Conference: Tax19

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  • 11/18/2019 – 11/19/2019
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Speaking Attending

Join CLA at the 65th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Get the latest information and knowledge you need to thrive in the upcoming tax season while connecting with more than 1,400 CPAs and tax professionals. CLA is proud to be selected to present at the conference.

Federal Individual Tax Highlights: Has the Dust Settled Yet?

Monday, November 18
9:10 – 10:25 a.m.

Tuesday, November 19
8 – 9:15 a.m.

Speaker: Mary Marino, Principal
NASBA Field of Study: Taxes - Techncial (1.5)

In this high-level overview, learn about recent updates to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its effects on individual taxpayers. Get up to speed on important cases, regulations, and IRS notices – including the new ordering rules in computing the state and local tax deduction – so you can better serve your clients. Understand the interaction of various components of individual loss deduction resulting from the new excess business loss limitation, suspended losses and net operating losses. Plus, hear about updates to case law regarding charitable contributions and further interpretation of the passive activity loss rules.

Federal Business Tax Highlights: Keeping Up With Continuing Guidance

Monday, November 18
3:45 – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19
10:45 a.m. – noon

Speaker: Mary Marino, Principal
NASBA Field of Study: Taxes - Technical (1.5)

Take advantage of this important overview of recent cases, rulings, and notices that provides insight into the current thinking in business taxation. Learn about those items that address specific provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) for which we had little or no prior guidance. Understand the current status of pending issues under TCJA. Identify planning opportunities for business interest expense deduction and the qualified business income deduction. Learn how to compile required basis schedules for S corporations and partnerships.

Minnesota Tax Legislative Update

Monday, November 18
10:45 a.m. – noon

Tuesday, November 19
1 –  2:15 p.m.

Speaker: Dan Kidney, Technical Director
NASBA Field of Study: Taxes – Technical (1.5)

In this essential session, hear an overview of Minnesota’s 2019 tax bill and its major changes, and the potential headaches for tax years 2017 and 2018 due to its retroactive federal conformity. Gain practical insights into the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s response to 2018 filings, including desk audits and penalty assessments, and find out about its processing of retroactive conformity adjustments to 2017 filings. Walk away with a strong foundation for preparing 2019 tax returns during the 2020 filing season and advising clients about 2018 returns.

Farm Tax Update

Monday, November 18
10:45 a.m. – Noon

Speaker: Paul Neiffer, Principal
NASBA Field of Study: Taxes – Technical (1.5)

We now have a full year of tax reform under our belt. So how did tax reform affect farmers? In this specialized session, discuss Section 199A, excess business losses and net operating losses, accounting method changes, entity structure fixed assets changes and options and more. Discover how to apply key tax planning concepts to farm and ranch taxation. Recognize key tax planning opportunities embedded in tax reform for farm and ranch clients and differentiate key points in entity structure planning for clients when evaluating the C corporation alternative to pass-through taxation.

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