Conducting Tax Research with Increased Confidence (Completed)

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Instructor: Annette Nellen
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

Effective tax research skills are crucial to reducing the risk of error and for finding planning opportunities.

This course will provide a tax research process that can make your research work more efficient and increase your confidence in your findings. Tips are offered for effectively using commercial and free research tools, identifying issues and relevant facts, and reaching conclusions. In addition, selected penalty provisions and rules of conduct relevant to effective tax research are covered. Examples are used throughout the presentation.

Who Should Attend
Practitioners who want to increase their confidence or refresh their tax research skills. Along with new practitioners who are developing tax research skills.

Topics Covered

  • Steps of tax research
  • Types of authority from the three branches of government, their relative importance, and when to use them
  • Tips for avoiding mistakes in finding answers to tax questions
  • Selected penalty provisions and rules of conduct relevant to the tax research process

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the steps of tax research and their importance
  • Identify the types of primary authority used in tax research
  • Present rules of conduct and penalties that impact the research process
  • Identify tips for avoiding research mistakes

Level
Basic

Format
Live webcast

Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
None

Advance Preparation
None

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