Federal Tax Update


PLEASE NOTE: If you are attending in person, you MUST register by Tuesday, January 7th at 12:00 PM MT to receive a printed book.
Any registrations after this date must use Electronic Materials. If you have an issue using electronic materials please call the COCPA office to discuss, you may opt to pay a last minute shipping charge for materials.

In this course, we review current year developments and planning ideas affecting individual, corporate and business income taxation using a combination of humor and examples. We will emphasize all major new tax legislation as well as other significant tax developments that affect 2019 tax return preparation and 2019 tax planning for individuals, corporations, and non-corporate businesses.

The course format is designed to update CPAs with various levels of experience.

Learning Objectives

To review major developments in federal income taxation for individuals, corporations, and other businesses having the greatest impact on participants, clients, and companies. The course will emphasize the most recent developments and planning ideas regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This course includes a 200+ page reference manual. The seminar is designed to update participants concerning 2019 tax developments emphasizing practical solutions to problems and tax planning opportunities.

Major Topics

Due to major changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the 2019 tax season was one of the most challenging in recent memory. But those challenges did not end with the 2019 tax season. IRS continues to release significant guidance on many of TCJA=s key provisions. The seminar will review the latest developments and guidance on critically-important TCJA provisions, such as the: final ‘199A 20% deduction regulations which are binding for 2019; 100% ‘168(k) depreciation deduction; expanded ‘179 deduction; limitation on business interest expense; disallowance of entertainment expenses; deductibility of business meals; accounting method changes for small businesses; individual excess loss provisions; disallowance of miscellaneous itemized deductions; modifications to home mortgage interest deduction; and more! This seminar will also provide a review of any other significant 2019 tax legislation, as well as new tax cases, rulings, and regulations expected to have the most significant impact on individuals and businesses, including the new centralized partnership audit rules (CPAR). The presentation will emphasize tax planning opportunities resulting from these recent developments.

The course material also includes:  

  • A checklist of developments first effective in 2019.
  • A checklist of expiring and/or recently expired tax provisions.
  • A detailed planning section for businesses and individuals, emphasizing planning with 2019 developments.
  • Selected new or modified Federal tax forms for 2019.
Don Farmer, CPA PA
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend

Individuals having one or more Tax Seasons and a general understanding of individual, corporate and business income taxation who are involved in the preparation and/or review of individual, corporate and business income tax returns or who provide tax planning advice to individuals and businesses.

Don Farmer


Advanced Preparation


Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237 US
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Event Information
Jan 15, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


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