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Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
You have one year from airing date to use this course as credit.
2:00 PM – 3:40 PM ET
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Continuing Education

CPE Program Knowledge Level: Update
2 CPE Credit; NO prerequisites or advance preparation
CTEC Course #: 3022-CE-0123
IRS/RPO Approved Program
#7ZBUJ-T-00069-18-O (Online/Group) Live (Group-Internet Based)
#7ZBUJ-T-00069-18-S (QAS Self Study) Archive
Federal Tax Law (2 Hours)

Program Content

This online learning program, presented as a live webcast, will be also archived for QAS Self Study. The program will be available for viewing for 12 months after the live webcast. A moderated panel of IRS and industry experts will present the content during a live, interactive discussion, where participant questions can be submitted. Questions will be answered live on the program or posted on the Resources page.

In this show we will discuss the key points of both individual and business changes with TCJA. By attending you will get the latest insights and regulations in one of the biggest tax law changes in many many years. There is so much to learn that your year end update will not be enough this is an episode not to be missed.

Program Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the significant changes to the calculation of individual taxes brought about by the TCJA.
  2. Identify the significant changes to the calculation of a business's taxes brought about by the TCJA.
  3. Identify the latest guidance the IRS has issued on the provisions of the TCJA.
  4. Identify how the TCJA and IRS guidance affects the clients of all tax professionals.


Program Outline


  • Tax rates
  • AMT
  • Standard deduction and exemptions
  • Adjustments to income
  • Itemized deductions


  • Corp Tax Rates & Fiscal filers IRC 15 (blended rate)
  • AMT Credit Recapture
  • Deductions
  • Ordinary and necessary expenses
  • Accounting changes
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Passthrough entities
  • 199A Business income deduction
  • Foreign Income


Alan Pinck, EA
A. Pinck & Associates

Alan Pinck is an Enrolled Agent with over 25 years of tax preparation experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has built a practice specializing in individual, small business tax preparation and audit representation. He is currently a speaker at the NTPI events, CSEA Super Seminar as well as a variety of other presentations for tax groups and small business associations. Having represented thousands of tax returns in audit, Alan has obtained tremendous insight of the audit process as well as knowledge on a wide variety of tax issues.

Industry Panelists

Thomas A. Gorczynski, EA, CTC, USTCP

Thomas A. Gorczynski has taught for a variety of national, state, and local organizations, including the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, and the New York State Society of Enrolled Agents. He also currently serves on the faculty of the National Tax Practice Institute, teaching in Level 1 and serving as a Level 2 discussion leader.

Tom has a small tax practice in Phoenix, Arizona, and specializes in tax preparation and planning for individuals and small businesses, international tax compliance, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. 

Tom is an Enrolled Agent, a Certified Tax Coach, a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute, and admitted to the bar of the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Tax Professionals.

Tom earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Certificate in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he earned a Master of Science in Human Resources Development from Towson University in which he focused on employee training and development programs.

Tom is a technical writer on tax law and procedure topics. He is a contract writer for the Tax Reduction Letter, published by the Bradford Tax Institute, and has been published in EA Journal.

Content Consultant

David F. Windish, J.D., LL.M
Content Consultant

David F. Windish, J.D., LL.M. in taxation, is a tax attorney and consultant. He has served as an instructor of tax-advantaged investments at the New York Institute of Finance; an Instructor of business law at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.; and an adjunct professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. He has also served as executive editor for Tax Analysts; managing editor for Business Strategies, published by CCH; and senior editor for the
Institute for Business Planning.

Mr. Windish is the author of Practical Guide to Real Estate Taxation, published by CCH and currently going into its sixth edition. Earlier works include Tax Advantaged Investments and Investor's Guide to Limited Partnerships, both published by the New York Institute of Finance. Through the Center for Video Education, he authored continuing education courses dealing with real estate and closely held corporations. Those courses included readings, case studies, and videotape segments.

Mr. Windish is a graduate of Rutgers University Law School and the New York University School of Law, Graduate Division. He has been heard as a guest speaker at professional meetings and seminars and on popular radio programs.