2017 Georgia Tax Forum - Savannah - Friday only (13063)

Friday, December 1, 2017 / Atlanta, GA

Georgia’s leading taxation event brings you the most up-to-date information on changes in tax law that impact you and your clients, including international tax, professional liability issues, new partnership audit rules, and domestic international sales corporation.

Live Stream Tax Forum Atlanta: Friday Only - Event LS13068

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Live Stream Tax Forum Atlanta Both Days - Event LS13065

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Event Status: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #13063

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $330.00

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The Georgia Tax Forum provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to survive the upcoming tax season. Georgia’s leading taxation event brings you the most up-to-date information on changes in tax law that impact you and your clients, including international tax, professional liability issues, new partnership audit rules, and domestic international sales corporation.

Who Should Attend: CPAs practicing in all areas of tax.

Hotel Information
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Ga. 30339

*GSCPA does not have a room block established at any hotel

Friday, December 1, 2017

7:15 am-8:00 am
Registration/ Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-8:05 am
Welcome and Announcements

8:05 am-9:20 am
F - Estate Planning Update Credits: 1.5 GN

Recent changes in the estate and gift tax laws, including proposed limitations on valuation discounts and new basis consistency rules, have a profound impact on estate planning. Explore those changes and what you should consider when advising you clients about estate planning.

9:20 am-9:35 am

9:35 am-10:25am
G - State Tax Update Credits: 1.0 GN

In one of our best economies in several years, states still continue to suffer from
revenue shortfalls. States are scrambling to find revenues through nexus legislation
and stricter enforcement measures. Thus, practitioners must continue to navigate
the rough landscape of state taxation. Highlight developments on nexus issues in
multistate taxation and Georgia state tax developments, including recent Georgia tax
cases, relevant Georgia tax legislation, Georgia tax regulations, Georgia Department
of Revenue letter rulings and Georgia Department of Revenue policy bulletins.

H – Data Security is a Risk Management Problem Credits: 1.5 GN

Cybersecurity threats continue to ramp up and cause a great deal of concern
for CPAs. Security tools to protect against cyber attacks are becoming more
sophisticated, but attackers are also becoming more sophisticated. An effective
data security policy is a key part of a CPA firm’s overall risk management program.
Attendees will take away a greater awareness about cybersecurity best practices.
This high-level presentation will cover topics such as:
• Common data security risks including risks associated with people, threats to
data protection, and current trends in breaches
• Some cybersecurity best practices pre- and post-breach
• Recommended policies and procedures
• War stories from CAMICO’s claims files

11:45am-1:20 pm
I – State of the Profession (12:15 – 1:05 p.m.) Credits: 1.0 GN

The number of legislative initiatives at the state and federal level impacting the profession
is significant. With complexity ever increasing, now is the time to be more aware and more
vigilant on legislation that can have an impact on your business and your clients. Discuss
federal and state initiatives CPAs should be aware of, and will include some “behind the
scenes” on what our level of concern should be.


If you choose this option you will receive your materials as a downloadable PDF file. eMaterials will be available for download approximately three business days prior to the event. For more information on eMaterials please visit ematerials.gscpa.org. Should you choose to receive eMaterials, printed materials will not be available at the event. How to access eMaterials • Go to http://www.gscpa.org and click on "My GSCPA" and then on "My eMaterials." You will be required to log in to access the document by using your gscpa.org login credentials. • Click on "Download eMaterials" link associated with this conference. • Download and save the document to your computer prior to the event. Please note that once the materials are uploaded to the GSCPA website refunds, transfers and cancellations are not accepted.

Printed Materials

This option will allow you to pick up a printed manual when you check-in at the event.

1:20 pm-2:35 pm
J1 – This is Happening: The New Partnership Audit Rules Credits: 1.5 GN

The sun has set on TEFRA and the new partnership audit regulations have been reissued. These
new rules will be in place for all partnerships beginning after December 31, 2017. Are you ready?
Are your clients ready? Discuss the new rules including how to count partners, what an imputed
underpayment is, and, of course, the importance of the new partnership representative.

1:20 pm-2:35 pm
J2 – Updates on How to Handle an IRS Appeal Credits: 1.5 GN

Hear the ins and outs of the appeals process from appeals expert and former IRS Chief
of Appeals.

2:50 pm-4:05 pm
K1 – Where Do We Go from Here? The Current State of Civil Penalties Credits: 1.5 GN

Recent court opinions about the application of negligence penalties in partnership cases
(Malone), subjective standards for determining reasonable basis (Wells Fargo), and
penalties with no statute of limitations (Groves) have raised eyebrows about the current
state of penalties. In an era where penalties are increasingly applied, these decisions
give us reason to reconsider how we view a reasonable basis for a return position, the
application of penalties to certain parties, and the viability of reasonable cause defenses.

2:50 pm-4:05 pm
K2 – Strategies for Exporters: Reduce/Defer Taxes, Increase Retirement Savings, Incentivize Employees Credits: 1.5 GN

If your client/company profitably exports finished goods that are manufactured, grown
or produced in the U.S., its possessions or Puerto Rico for use outside of the U.S, its
possessions and Puerto Rico, a Domestic International Sales Corporation (DISC) can
provide benefits to increase after-tax funds, retirement funds, and/or key employee
motivation/retention. With extra attention to export sales and related costs, your
exporting client/company can enjoy significant tax benefits provided in the Internal
Revenue Code.

Conference Site

Coastal Georgia Center
305 Fahm St
Savannah, GA 31401



Nearby Hotels
Courtyard Marriott Savannah Historic
415 W Liberty St
Savannah , GA   31401-3917

For more information about hotel reservations, please refer to the information tab.

Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members