2018 Tax Reform Conference: Federal and Georgia Focused (13025)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Atlanta, GA

The 2018 Tax Reform Conference will make you aware of the most recent changes and how to effecively prepare your clients.

LIVE STREAM Attendance Option - Event Code: LS13025
The Tax Reform Conference also offers attendance through Live Stream. You can attend remotely, in real time, while saving on travel expenses.

Click here to register for the Live Stream option.


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: #13025

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $330.00

Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 brings the most sweeping changes in the tax code for individuals and businesses in 30 years. The 2018 Tax Reform Conference will make you aware of the most recent changes and how to effectively prepare your clients.

Who Should Attend
CPAs practicing in all areas of tax.

Live Stream Attendance
Event Code:  LS13025  |  CPE Credit:  8 hours General

Live stream allows you to attend the conference from your home, office or anywhere you can access the internet. You view the sessions in real time as part of the audience and have interaction with other attendees via chat areas. The entire conference will be available to attend via live stream.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

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

8:05 am-10:35am
A - Federal Tax Update and Planning: Here's What Happened While You Were in Tax Season Credits: 3.0 TX

Arthur Auerbach, CPA, CGMA
owner / Arthur Auerbach CPA , Atlanta, GA

Discuss updates of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,  and updates you may have missed during tax season. Address tax rates (play the rate game), net operating losses, depreciation, accounting methods, state conformity, estate and gift changes, section 529 plans, IRA reclassification, mortgage interest deduction, alimony, tax form changes. 



B - Georgia Tax Reform Credits: 1.0 TX

Kelly W. Smith, CPA
Partner / PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Josiah Oakley
Senior Associate / PricewaterhouseCoopers , Atlanta, GA

The state of Georgia passed comprehensive tax reform following the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn about the changes coming, international tax and guilty provisions, and FDII provisions for non-residents of Georgia. 


Lunch is included in your registration.  Please indicate if you plan to attend.

C - The New Partnership Audit Rules: Are You and Your Clients Ready? Credits: 1.0 TX

Arthur Auerbach, CPA, CGMA
owner / Arthur Auerbach CPA , Atlanta, GA

Anson Asbury, J.D., LL.M.
Asbury Law Firm , Decatur, GA

The effective date of the new federal partnership audit rules is fast approaching, and it’s clear most of our Subchapter K clients (partnerships and multi-member LLCs) have taken a wait-and-see approach because (a) they’re not convinced the new rules apply to them, or (b) they’ve heard the rules might be delayed, or at the very least, altered by a technical corrections bill.



1:40 pm-2:30 pm
D - Contractor vs. Employee in The Gig Economy Credits: 1.0 TX

Ashley Allen-Feliciano
Georgia Department of Labor , Atlanta, GA

Right or wrong, the IRS believes many independent contractors are actually employees and should be treated as such for tax purposes. Discuss ways under which workers will most likely be characterized as employees or as independent contractors, how to assist clients with worker compensation audits, and how to possibly avoid them. 

2:30 pm-2:40 pm


2:40 pm-3:30 pm
E - Legislative Season Tax Wrap Up Credits: 1.0 TX

Donald P. Cook
The Georgia Society of CPAs , Atlanta, GA

Explore an up-to-the-minute report from the 2017-18 legislative season from key players.

3:30 pm-3:40 pm


3:40 pm-4:30 pm
F - Tackling the Hard Questions and Navigating the Changes Your Practice Needs to Adapt Credits: 1.0 TX

Arthur Auerbach, CPA, CGMA
owner / Arthur Auerbach CPA , Atlanta, GA

Hear from a panel of experts about all details to consider while adapting to the tax reform changes coming. From the lenses of both Federal and State, the panel will address communication and how to get responses in a timely manner; appropriateness of tax forms; tax preparation software; and training your staff.  Wrap up the day with an overview of all tax reform matters and to have your questions answered in preparation for the coming tax year.    


Printed Materials

Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328



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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 5/30/2018)