(1.5 TAX CPE) (1 MAP CPE)
Rena C. Girinakis, IRS Deputy National Taxpayer Advocate (DNTA)
James C. Bourke, CPA, WithumSmith+Brown
You must attend this session for a full day's credit.
Major Challenges Facing the IRS Today
Rena C. Girinakis, IRS Deputy National Taxpayer Advocate will discuss the current state of U.S. tax administration and the major challenges the IRS today as it attempts to administer the tax system. Major challenges include providing high quality taxpayer service, assisting victims of tax-related identity theft, implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, conducting examination and collection initiatives that promote future voluntary compliance, and expanding the ability of taxpayers and preparers to conduct their business with the IRS online while simultaneously maintaining data security.
Transitioning to a Digital Practice
Jim Bourke will discuss a number of hottest technology trends to take your practice to a true digital practice. To keep competitive, today’s CPA professionals need to be in a position to react instantaneously to client needs and concerns. Technology plays a huge role in meeting client expectations on a timely basis. Today, it’s all about Cloud / Social / Mobile! We need to be a “Digital Practice”! If you’re not aware of the changes taking place in this space, you’ll be left behind. Jim will discuss the digital impact on our profession of cloud, social and mobile, including how to react to the next generation of professionals entering our space that have grown up knowing only this “way of life.”
Jim will discuss a range of technologies from tax, scan and populate, digital signatures, outsourced client accounting to the pro’s and con’s of Office 365 and the different flavors of cloud computing from private to public to vendor cloud. He’ll review the hottest digital trends in the profession and share insight regarding a new European digital technology that will soon change the way we perform audits and reviews.