Education and Opportunities

Arkansas Society of Enrolled Agents

Annual Meeting at Arkansas Tech University
Russelville, Arkansas — October 25-26, 2018

Meeting Agenda

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Dr. Bryan Administrative Building – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, College of Business

WHAT WHEN
Registration by the ARKSEA Directors and a welcome from the Arkansas Tech University Accounting Club. 07:00  AM - 07:45 AM
Mr. Richard Whittington of Quality Systems has a return visit to discuss the necessity of good quality procedures in the tax office. The Internal Revenue Service performs periodic audits on our tax offices and they will ask questions regarding our protocol when it comes to assisting a new client or servicing old ones. What are our procedures for filing an amended return? Mr. Whittington will detail IRS requirements. 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
Dr. Tracy Cole ATU Will discuss accounting responsibilities 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Jeffrey A. Schneider, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow is the principal in SFS Tax & Accounting Services and SFS Tax Problem Solutions in Stuart, FL. He has been in the field of taxation since 1979 and become an Enrolled Agent in 2005, a Certified Tax Specialist in 2015, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analysis in 2004. Jeff will start the tax sessions off with a concentrated review of Section 199(A), a new tax incentive for small businesses. 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Lunch at the Arkansas Tech University Café is provided by the Arkansas Society of Enrolled agents and Arkansas Tech University. 12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM
Jeffrey A. Schneider continues with a detailed review of the TCJA as it affects the American community of taxpayers for the next 6 or so years. The presentation will cover personal exemption losses, increased standard deduction allowance and a myriad of taxation changes. 01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Break furnished by the ATU accounting department. 02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Jeffrey A. Schneider continues with the TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) 03:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Adjourn to Friday 05:00 PM

Friday, October 26, 2018
Dr. Bryan Administrative Building – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, College of Business

WHAT WHEN
Registration by the ARKSEA Directors 07:00 AM - 07:45 AM
Jeffrey A. Schneider will introduce Cannabis Legislation to the group. This 100 minute course will be dealing with the history of this industry from a Federal view point. He will deal with IRC Section 280E and review some specific state laws. Court cases will be detailed to help understand how the IRS will look at returns associated with the industry. 08:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Jeffrey A. Schneider completes the morning session with Taxation of Expats. With many companies focusing on expanding their global footprint, the need for a mobile workforce continues to be a priority. Attendees will learn about the foreign income exclusion, foreign tax credit, sources of income, and filing requirements. 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Lunch at the Arkansas Tech University Café is provided by the Arkansas Society of Enrolled agents and Arkansas Tech University. 12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM
Greggory Metcalf, IRS Liaison Office for the Southern District will talk to us about the new and improved IRS community and their responsibility to the area stakeholders. Questions are encouraged so put on your thinking cap and bring them with you. 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Jeffrey A. Schneider will introduce us to the Circular 230 requirements with several examples of how the tax professionals can both service our clients and maintain compliance with the Office of Professional Responsibility. 02:00 PM - 03:50 PM
Dr. Tracy Cole ATU will complete the day with a review of accounting responsibilities. 04:00 PM - 4:45 PM
End 05:00 PM