Tax Trends 2018

The Tax Trends Webinar Series is designed to offer free education and provide information on innovative strategies to save you time and money. Please join us for one or all of our sessions; click on a date below to learn more and to register. We look forward to having you join us. 



Transfer Pricing Planning | January 16
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Are you a multi-national firm? If so, transfer pricing policies may likely affect your global tax rate. Learning more about managing intercompany transactions and potential ways reduce your effective tax rate may be of benefit.

Presenter: Jason Fritts


You’ve Earned It: R&D Tax Credit | January 18
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As you work to continually improve your existing products and services, as well as develop new ones, you might qualify for a research and development (R&D) tax credit.

Presenter: Joe Stoddard



IRS Hot Topics: What Business Owners Need to Know | Tuesday, February 20
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This webinar will discuss key developments over the last year in both individual and business taxation. Learn about the IRS’s current areas of focus in examination and appeals as it relates to business owners.

Presenters: Ben Peeler and Mike Mondelli


New Partnership Audit Rules | Friday, February 23
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For tax years beginning after December 31, 2018 there are new rules governing IRS audits of partnerships that have the potential to effect partnership economics.  These new rules are a dramatic departure from the existing rules.

Presenter: Adam Sweet



Benefits of Cost Segregation | Thursday, March 22
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An engineered-based cost segregation study is an excellent planning tool approved by the IRS to lower income taxes. You may qualify for a cost segregation study if you are paying taxes, and you have purchased, constructed or renovated (including tenant improvements) a building in the last 15 years (or however far back you have records).



Revenue Recognition Rules | Thursday, April 26
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It’s important to begin implementing the FASB Revenue from Contracts with Customers standards now, because there are significant tax implications that will need to be considered.

Presenters: Andrea MouwBrian Bluhm and Ann Glenz



IRS Trouble: Penalty Abatement Resources | Thursday, May 17
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If you forgot to file, failed to pay and or failed to deposit owed penalties and now owe additional penalties and interest to the IRS, there is a possibility that you may be able to reduce or abate the penalties completely through the IRS First-Time Penalty Abatement Process or through research, documentation and representation with the IRS.

Presenters: Ben Peeler and Cara Benson


Going Global - Key Considerations in International Expansion | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Successful international expansion of your business requires basic knowledge of tax risks and opportunities and an idea of how they apply to your business. Tax reform under the new administration will add to the risks and opportunities that must be considered. Join us for a session outlining the top things businesses need to consider when working or expanding internationally.

Presenter: Shannon Lemmon



Accounting Method Developments and Opportunities | Tuesday, June 19
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Reporting income and expenses in the proper period can generate valuable cash savings and avoid potential conflict with the IRS. Learn what you should be doing to assure you’re making the most of your revenue and expense recognition methods.

Presenters: Andrea Mouw and Sid Kommuru


Global Mobility Considerations | Thursday, June 21
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Global mobility programs can create complicated tax responsibilities for companies and their employees, and staying in compliance takes a comprehensive approach. Join us for a session discussing inbound and outbound considerations for global mobility.

Presenter:  Jared Johnson



Compliance Considerations: State Income Tax | Thursday, July 19
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Help ease your compliance burden by being knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs of multistate and local income taxation and learn what individuals, flow-through entities, S corporations and C corporations need to know regarding state and local income tax rules. 

Presenters: Laura Srsich and Stacey Roberts



Sales Tax Compliance: How the SCOTUS Decision Impacts Out-of-State Sellers | Thursday, August 2
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A recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court will have an impact on many out-of-state sellers, including internet retailers. Learn about what actions state might take next and what steps your business needs to be considering.

Presenters: Laura Robichaud and Jennifer Edwards


IRS Trouble: Collections Process and Assistance Overview | Thursday, August 23
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If you’ve received a notice from the IRS regarding owed taxes, you may qualify for the IRS Fresh Start program, which makes it easier for taxpayers to pay back taxes and avoid tax liens.

Presenters: Andres Jaquez and Ben Peeler


Tax Considerations: Mergers and Acquisitions | Wednesday, August 29
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From tax due diligence and structuring to transaction forms and everything in between, it is important to make sure that you are adequately prepared for a transaction. The main considerations to ensure a successful merger/acquisition will be explored. 

Presenter: Carolyn Linkov



What’s Hot in Sales Tax | Tuesday, September 18
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Explore current sales tax trends, including new rules and regulations, and steps you can take to ensure your business remains in compliance with sales tax rules.

Presenter: Laura Srsich


Utilizing the IC-DISC Export Incentive | Friday, September 21
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Learn more about the Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation, an export incentive available for U.S. manufacturers, distributors, growers, and producers, as well as engineering and architectural service providers on foreign projects.  We will explore how to reduce tax liability and eligibility.

Presenter: Mark Griswold


Avoid Costly Penalties: ACA Compliance Considerations | Friday, September 28
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As Health Care Reform continues to change, it’s important to stay updated on the latest developments to ensure your business remains in compliance. We’ll explore various updates, common questions and relevant examples.

Presenter: Tonya Rule



IRS Trouble - International Penalty Abatement | Friday, October 26
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Do you have international penalties that seem to just keep piling up? Offshore compliance remains a top priority for the IRS. Filing the appropriate forms by their due date can be overwhelming, and filing international tax forms incorrectly can subject you to large penalties.

Presenters: Jared Johnson and Ben Peeler


Planning Your Future: The Latest in Estate Planning | Tuesday, October 30
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Looking to achieve your personal, charitable and financial objectives? This session will highlight important strategies and considerations to help you achieve your objectives for you, your charities, your business and your family.

Presenters: Ramona Johnson and Ava Archibald



Year End Planning Update | Tuesday, November 13 and Friday, November 16 from Noon – 1 p.m.
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Preparing for yearend reporting? Explore updates related to payroll processing, reporting of payroll taxes to federal, state, and local agencies, Nexus, W-2/1099 and payroll updates.

Presenter: Angie Ziegler



Understanding Nexus for Sales and Income Taxes | Thursday, December 6
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Uncover the key differences between nexus for sales and income taxes, and discuss recent court cases surrounding challenges to economic nexus.

Presenters: Laura Robichaud, Stacey Roberts and Laura Srsich