The sheer mass of Internal Revenue Code provisions affecting individual taxpayers presents a considerable challenge for CPAs and tax professionals. These provisions combined with the potential for input error when utilizing the array of income tax software available, create the potential for a multitude of errors that can occur when preparing your client’s tax return. Join us as we discuss the common mistakes practitioners make when preparing individual tax returns that are often missed by review staff. Refresh and hone your skills with interactive case studies that examine individual tax returns. Learn about issues that may warrant additional client information and about areas of tax law that require deeper analysis. This course follows a highly illustrative case study format to increase participant comprehension and retention.
When you complete this course you will be able to: Identify common mistakes made on individual tax returns. Determine strategies to avoid making mistakes on individual tax returns.
Common errors made involving the following tax forms: Passive-activity losses, Qualified business income deduction, Home office, Schedule C activity and hobby losses, Business startups and deductions, Automobile expenses, Alimony. Discharge of debt.
CPAs working with clients requiring up-to-date expertise in individual income taxation for the current tax season
Basic knowledge of individual income taxation