The Nation’s Best 1040 Federal Tax Seminar for
Tax Professionals is Back in Michigan for its 30th Year!
GEAR UP 1040 TAX SEMINAR
November 9-10, 2009 (Mon-Tue)
Eagle Eye Golf Club, East Lansing, Michigan
Click here if you would rather register for GEAR UP 1040
Tax Seminar on December 7-8 at the Sheraton in Novi
16 Continuing Professional Education Credits Available in Taxation
and 2 FREE CPEs in Ethics Available for Those Attending on 11/9
Maximum Seating Capacity: 400
GEAR UP 1040s Add Comprehensive Coverage of ALL the
Major Tax Changes Passed in 2009!
Earn 18 CPEs for the Price of 16 and Walk Away
with Even More Information to Advise Clients on Tax Matters!
2009 GEAR UP 1040 TOPICS
The 2009 GEAR UP 1040 Seminar will cover all federal legislation in 2008 and 2009, including any last-minute legislation! GEAR UP speakers, professionals who prepare taxes just like you, guarantee to bring you up-to-date on all the changes and give you the essential planning tips and tools to navigate through the changes. In addition, they will provide a comprehensive review of the complexities of Form 1040, showing you how to handle the tricky preparation issues you will see this tax season.
In addition to comprehensive coverage of 2008 and 2009 tax acts, the The 2009 GEAR UP 1040s will cover these expansive topics:
- Selected Federal Expiring Provisions (the patented GEAR UP 'checklist' of federal changes)
- IRS Issues (payment methods and payment offsets, plus collections)
- Stimulus Payments (work pay credit, economic recovery payment, finding information)
- Payroll Reporting and Other Income (W-2s, payroll issues and more!)
- Independent Contractor vs. Employee Issues
- Retirement Savings Issues and Retirement Account Distributions
- Deferred Compensation Issues
- Alternative Minimum Tax
- Gambling Income
- Interests, Dividends, and Foreign Accounts
- Foreign Earned Income Exclusions
- Debt Forgiveness and Foreclosures
- Sale of a Principal Residence
- Installment Sales; Sale of Business Assets
- Capital Gains
- Educational Planning
- Health Savings Accounts
- Like-Kind Exchanges
- Handling Dependents; Filing Status Issues
- The Kiddie Tax
- Handling Divorce Issues
- Moving Expenses
- COBRA Premium Assistance
- Standard Deduction Enhancements
- Itemized Deductions and Issues
- Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Losses
- Employee Business Expenses
- Personal Tax Credits
- Social Security and Medicare Issues
- Decedent's Final Income Tax Return
- Household Employees and the Nanny Tax
- Schedule C Issues
- Self-Employment Tax Issues
- Business Use of the Home
- Passive and Rental Activities
- Pass-through Entities
- Depreciation and Amortization
- Net Operating Loss Issues
- Business Tax Credits
In addition, GEAR UP will review the patented "cheat sheets" that save you time and money during preparation season. You'll walk away knowing what's new in every major phase of the tax code, plus detailed explanations of all the tricky preparation issues!
Each of the topics above are supplemented by a chapter in the GEAR UP workbook, so whether GEAR UP speakers cover a topic for 30 seconds or 30 minutes, you'll find it fully explained and applied in the workbook!
EARN TWO CPEs IN ETHICS When You Attend the 3:30 to 5:30 Session on Nov. 9th!
For Enrolled Agents and Certified Public Accountants, the GEAR UP 1040 program includes 2 Continuing Professional Education credits in professional ethics in addition to the 16 CPE program, satisfying your annual IRS requirement. When you complete the course, you walk away with certification that you attended 16 hours of taxation CPE AND 2 hours of ethics education!
AND . . . walk away with a FREE CD-ROM of the seminar manual!
The 2009 1040 manual has also been enhanced with new tabs and content, and the tax preparer survey is BACK. Remember, the GEAR UP 1040 Reference Manual features over 600 pages of the information you need to best serve the diverse needs of your clients. It includes sample forms, schedules, and worksheets, as well as information on better assisting your clients with all of their tax planning and preparation needs. The goal of a GEAR UP 1040 Tax Seminar is to not only PREPARE you for tax season, but to also prepare you to PROFIT during tax season.
Where else will you find this kind of tax education at this price?
About the GEAR UP 1040 Program . . . Back for it’s 31st year in partnership with the Independent Accountants Association of Michigan, the GEAR UP 1040 Tax Seminar is developed for commercial preparers with an intermediate to advanced level of training in preparing federal 1040 taxes. The two-day program guarantees participants will be fully “prepared” for the upcoming tax season as all new tax changes are meticulously covered, important IRS rulings and court case results are presented, and tricky preparation areas are reviewed. In the mean time, be sure to mark your calendar now and reserve your spot as this session will sell out quickly! REGISTER NOW!
|Employee Registrants (for Active Members only):
* fee includes an automatic IAAM Education Membership which allows the registrant to attend all
remaining 2009 and 2010 IAAM Seminar Events through September 30, 2010, at the member rate.
Event Information for GEAR UP 1040 Tax Seminars: Registration on Day #1 begins at 7:00 a.m.; class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.; luncheon at 11:45 a.m.; class resumes at 12:45 p.m.; class adjourns at 3:30 p.m.; special ethics seminar runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Class on day #2 degins at 8:00 a.m.; luncheon at 11:45 a.m.; class resumes at 12:45 p.m.; class adjourns at 4:30 p.m.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Overnight rooms have been reserved for seminar participants at the Baymont Inn & Suites, 1055 Aaron Drive, Dewitt, MI 48820, 1-517-374-0000, at $62 for a single/double per night, plus 12 percent tax, or $65 per night for a king, plus 12 percent tax. To guarantee your rate, reservations must be made by October 30, 2009. Your keyword is “IAAM” to insure your rate when reserving. NOTE: The Baymont Inn is located 5 minutes from the seminar facility with easy directions back and forth.
Other Hotels in the Area: Sleep Inn of DeWitt, 1101 Commerce Park Dr, DeWitt, MI 48820, 517-669-8823; Courtyard by Marriott, 2710 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912, 866-526-2893; Marriott Hotel, 300 M.A.C. Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823, 800-228-9290; Hampton Inn, 2500 Coolidge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823, 517-324-2072.
SEMINAR FEE CLARIFICATIONS: The “Additional Active Member Registrants” fee is the reduced fee available only to employees of an IAAM Active Member firm. The first Active Member firm registration must be at the IAAM Member rate, with all additional firm registrants then made at the “Additional Active Member Registrants” rate. (*) denotes that the non-member fee to an IAAM-sponsored event includes an automatic EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP in the Association, which allows the registrant to register for all subsequent IAAM seminars AT THE MEMBER RATE!
SEMINAR REGISTRATION FEES AND SEATING CAPACITIES PER EVENT: Fees and maximum seating capacities for all IAAM-sponsored education events are listed above. All seminar registration fees include course materials, refreshments, and lunch. For those requesting non-meat meals, each facility shall designate the type of meal to be served.
IAAM SEMINAR REFUND POLICY: Requests to cancel an lAAM seminar registration must be received by IAAM no later than five business days prior to the event. Cancellation requests received after that time are subject to applicable fees/charges for that event.