NSA ConnectEd Webinars Schedule for Fall/Winter 2016

NSA is committed to continuing professional education for today’s accounting and tax professional. NSA ConnectED webinars are offered both live and on-demand. For a complete list of all NSA ConnectEd webinars, go to: https://nsawebinars.nsacct.org.

Order four or more live or archived webinars in one order and receive a 20 percent discount.


Quick Tips for QuickBooks     
10/04/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Specialized Knowledge and Applications

QuickBooks has taken the accounting world by storm, becoming the most widely-used software for accountants and non-accountants alike.

Are you getting the most from QuickBooks? Are there features you don’t use, or don’t know how to use? In this two-hour CPE webinar, Kay K. Mortimer, EA, will discuss the ins and outs of QuickBooks. She will address both well-known features that you may use to a greater degree as well as lesser-known features that you could benefit from. Learn how you can be more efficient with QuickBooks, discover some new insights that give you more functionality, and take advantage of its tools and features yet unused that could add value to your practice.

Presented by Kay Mortimer, EA

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Retirement Planning  
10/05/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Taxes

This webinar will focus on retirement planning, various types of retirement plans and planning techniques for maximizing funds for retirement. The tax consequences of all types of retirement plans, from simple Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to comprehensive corporate plans, will be covered.

Presented by John O. Everett, CPA, Ph.D., and Cherie J. Hennig, CPA, Ph.D.

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The World of Payroll: Topics and Updates
10/18/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Taxes

Discover information and updates on a variety of payroll-related issues from aspects of basic payroll to some of the most recent changes to payroll. Covered during this webinar will be the handling of federal employment tax matters, unemployment, employee eligibility, new hire and E-verify, and ACA’s regulations and impact on employees and employers for 2016 and beyond. Other topics such as HRAs, Accountable Plans and HSAs will be briefly introduced as well.

Presented by Kay Mortimer, EA

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Sales of Personal and Business Assets
10/26/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Taxes

This webinar will focus on the sale or exchange of both business and personal assets. Capital assets and Sec. 1231 assets will be defined and the netting of these items on the tax return discussed. Various depreciation recapture provisions will be explained and illustrated with examples. Planning techniques for asset sales will also be discussed, and the various netting rules will be illustrated with a comprehensive case study and solution.

Presented by John O. Everett, CPA, Ph.D., and Cherie J. Hennig, CPA, Ph.D.

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HRAs: Hidden Tax Savers
11/01/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Taxes

HRAs (Health Reimbursement Arrangements) can bring tremendous savings to any business and pack great benefits for the taking. Learn how this oft-neglected tool for businesses of all sizes can add value to your own practice and to your clients.

Presented by Kay Mortimer, EA

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Ethics in the Eye of the Beholder: What Conduct is Most Likely to Result in Discipline under Circular 230?

11/02/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Ethics
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Regulatory Ethics

Karen Hawkins, former Director of the IRS Office of Responsibility, will discuss the provisions in Treasury Department Circular 230 used most frequently in identifying practitioner misconduct warranting discipline during her six-year tenure. She will also identify and discuss key provisions in the regulations of which practitioners should be particularly wary and provide practice pointers for dealing with OPR if you are investigated.

Presented by Karen L. Hawkins, Attorney at Law

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Basic Gift and Estate Planning   
11/09/2016 at 2:00 PM (EST)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Taxes

This webinar introduces the concept of the unified transfer tax system (gift and estate taxes) and planning techniques to minimize the costs of property transfers during lifetime and at death. The components of the gift and the estate tax computations will be discussed and illustrated through examples. Common and not-so common gift and estate planning strategies will be discussed, including establishing lifetime gifting programs, maximizing the marital deduction, using grantor retained annuity trusts, and evaluating the effectiveness of the portability election.

Presented by John O. Everett, CPA, Ph.D., and Cherie J. Hennig, CPA, Ph.D.

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Best Practices: Compliance and Documentation

11/15/2016 at 2:00 PM (EST)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Ethics
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Regulatory Ethics

From engagement agreement to client acceptance and everything in between, this webinar will offer guidance needed to ensure that clients and practitioners understand each other from start to finish. Conflict waivers, disclosure authorizations, and IRC § 7216 consents – find out what you can do to protect your practice.

Presented by Monica Haven, EA, JD

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Vacation Home Rentals
12/07/2016 at 2:00 PM (EST)

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Taxes

This webinar will examine in detail the complicated and somewhat contradictory rules of Sec. 280A as related to vacation home rentals. The basic Sec. 280 rules are explained through a series of examples, and the controversy over reporting interest and tax deductions is examined closely. This will be followed by a series of planning techniques, including de minimis rentals, legitimate repair days, swaps, and tax opportunities afforded by pooling arrangements following the Razavi court decision. The discussion will also examine situations via examples where it might be to the taxpayer’s advantage to increase personal use days in order to have the Sec. 280 limitations apply.

Presented by John O. Everett, CPA, Ph.D., and Cherie J. Hennig, CPA, Ph.D.

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