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All sessions are for 2 CE credits unless otherwise indicated.

Course 3001

Keynote Session
(1.5 A & A CPE) (1.5 CLE) 

Timothy Sini, Suffolk County District Attorney
United States Secret Services Special Agent, Andrea Risko, CP

You must attend this session for a full day's credit.

Suffolk County Leads New York In The Effort To Prosecute Tax Crimes
Timothy Sini, Suffolk County District Attorney

Suffolk County District Attorney, Tim Sini, will discuss the policies and practices he has implemented to ensure that those who steal from the common fund and whose fraud and deceit threatens honest, hardworking business people are brought to justice.


United States Secret Services Special Agent, Andrea Risko, CPA

Description coming soon..

Course 3011

TCJA - Select Business Considerations
(TAX CPE) (CLE) (CFP) (2 IRS CE G1U2N-T-00173-18-I)

Robert S. Barnett, CPA, JD, MS (Taxation)

Course repeats at 3041

Many business provisions of the TCJA have not received the attention they deserve. This seminar will discuss the new interest limitation rules and disclosures required by S Corporation and Partnerships. Basis Calculations, §1031 Exchange, and loss carryover rules will be included. We will also analyze new provisions affecting entity conversions such as S Corporation to C Corporation and new rules regarding utilization of the accumulated adjustment account in the post conversion period. Partnership traps will be highlighted.

Course 3013

Pension Design and Planning for the New Tax Law

Jeffrey A. Hall, Managing Director, Risk Mitigation Strategies

In this session, we will go over the following:

  • Strategies for reducing taxes and increasing retirement benefits uniquely available to business owners.
  • Using little known tax code provisions to reduce taxes, increase retirement benefits, and eliminate Required Minimum Distributions.


Course 3014

Accounting & Auditing Issues for 2018
(A & A CPE)

Frank A. Gallo, CPA, Stephen Franciosa, CPA

This session will provide you with an overview of the recent changes to accounting and auditing standards. It will enable you to understand the requirements of the new standards and how they will affect your practice. We will also discuss common implementation issues found in accounting and auditing standards. We will also discuss what procedures your firm needs to put in place to implement these standards.

Course 3015

Steps to Consider When Transitioning to a Technology Driven Firm

Andrea M. Parness, CPA, A. Parness Company CPA

Learn how to choose and implement software and systems that will enable you to create capacity with your existing staff while increasing profits.

Understand what to consider when introducing technology solutions into your firm and to your clients.

Course 3016

2018 Labor and Employment Law Update: Lots of Changes and Lots of Potential Headaches!

Glenn J. Franklin, Esq. and Daniel Carrascal, Esq., M.S., Franklin, Gringer & Cohen, P.C.

Updates in labor and employment law. Specific topics will include: anti-sexual harassment training requirements; wage and hour law updates; legislative changes in New York City; unemployment insurance; workers’ compensation; distinguishing independent contractors and employees; interns; the National Labor Relations Board and non-union employers; and social media and the law.

Course 3017

You Prepared It, Prepare to Defend It
(TAX CPE) (CLE) (2 IRS CE G1U2N-E-00174-18-I)*

Beanna J. Whitlock, EA, CSA, RTRP

Not to be confused with a class on Ethics, this presentation is all about protecting the tax professional. Just because we prepare returns for taxpayers should not put us in a place where we worry about potential penalty or litigation. Exam what the Internal Revenue requires of tax professionals and where the profession of tax is and where it is headed. Determine the chance of tax returns being audited by the IRS and our requirement to perform due diligence in return preparation. Review the Cohan Rule and how it affects how we prepare. Discover what can be done when your client with NO records is audited. Finally, learn tools that will enable you to practice the profession of tax with confidence.

*These Ethics credits DO NOT QUALIFY toward NYS CPA Ethics Requirements.

Course 3021

§ 199A Aggregation Rules
(1 TAX CPE) (1 CLE) (1 CFP) (1 IRS CE G1U2N-T-00175-18-I)

Robert S. Barnett, CPA, JD, MS (Taxation)

The preamble to the new §199A proposed regulations discuss that tax benefits may result from grouping business activities. This is an advanced lecture focusing on the rules of § 199A and comparing them to the passive activity grouping rules of § 469. We will discuss various entities including real estate businesses.

Course 3022

Financial Aspects of a Divorce
(1 TAX CPE) (1 CLE) (1 CFP)

Lloyd C. Rosen, Esq.

From a legal perspective, we will present the financial implications of divorce; what powers the Court has on financial decisions, including foreclosure, debt, and equitable distribution of the marital property. The strategies of mediation, settlement and litigation will be discussed focusing on the financial facets of the divorce. Examples cases will be discussed for illustration.

Course 3023

Succession Planning for the Closely Held Business Owner
(1 TAX CPE) (1 CFP) (1 CLE)

Neil Katz, J.D., LL.M, CPA

This session will discuss the tax and non-tax issues inherent in planning for the succession of a business. Whether transferring ownership to family members, employees, or an outside third party there are many concerns that impact the decision making process. We will highlight some of the questions that the business owner faces and review the options available. As to each of the scenarios presented, the tax issues (in light of any changes from TCJA) that drive the decision making process will be a primary focus.

Course 3024

New Tip Credit And Pooling Rules, And Federal Wage And Hour Requirements For Employers
(1 TAX CPE) (1 CLE)

lrv Miljoner, District Director, U.S. DOL, Wage and Hour Division, Andrew Kimler, Esq. and Avrohom Gefen, Esq.

Labor and wages are among the highest operating costs for many businesses. Learn what you need to know to stay in compliance with wage and hour laws. Topics will include new laws which address tip sharing and notice to employees of the tip credit; what counts as work time when employees travel; new intern tests; and the minefield when hiring domestic workers.

Course 3025

How To Efficiently Research Your Tax Question

Jacob Meyer, Business Development, Tax Materials, Inc.

Learn how to spend less time researching your tax questions. Quantify your client’s tax issues and utilize examples for additional understanding. Educate your clients on tax law pertaining to their tax return. In addition, learn how Bills become law, the U.S. Federal Tax Law Hierarchy, and a brief discussion of the TCJA.

Course 3026

Transition Your Practice From Tax Preparer to Trusted Advisor
(1 SK CPE)

David Bergstein, CPA, CITP, CGMA

Attendees at this session will walk away with the knowledge of how to change their practice from that of compliance to that of advisor. The steps taken in their process will be identified and explained so that attendee will be able to change their model of doing business. Value Pricing and Fixed Pricing are the choices for those who change their models.

Course 3031 (Lunch Program)

7 Critical Steps to Protect Your Companies Data

Dan Fusco, IT Consultant, InnerPC Computer Solutions

Protect your data! Today, Accounting firms are under attack because of the data they store on servers. Learn 7 Steps that you should be using to protect 100’s of accountants from potential cyber security attacks.

Course 3032 (Lunch Program)

TCJA – Tax Reform Changes Affecting Cost Segregation
(1 TAX CPE) (1 CLE)  (1 IRS CE G1U2N-T-00176-18-I)

Chris Hitselberger, Managing Director, SourceHOV Tax

What Happened to 15 Year Qualified Leasehold Improvement, Qualified Restaurant Property, Qualified Retail Improvement Property, Qualified Improvement Property, and Section 179? Additionally, when does Bonus Depreciation apply and what does Bonus Depreciation Apply to?

Course 3033 (Lunch Program)

Big GAAP Issues for Small Business Auditors: A Roundtable
(1 A & A CPE)

Alexander Buchholz, CPA, MBA, CGMA; Dr. Joseph Foy, CPA; Dr. Frimette Kass-Shraibman, CPA

Often accountants and auditors of small businesses complain that U.S. GAAP, as currently promulgated by the FASB, does not really make sense for their small business clients. In this session, we will attempt to discuss specific Big U.S. GAAP and/or U.S. GAAS issues that are most troubling and onerous for small businesses. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify GAAP concepts that may pose difficult to be implemented properly for small businesses.

Course 3034 (Lunch Program)

IRS Collection Update: Passports at Risk
(1 TAX CPE) (1 CLE) (1 IRS CE G1U2N-T-00177-18-I)

Yvonne R. Cort, Esq.; Christopher R. Morell, IRS Local Taxpayer Advocate, Brookhaven Office

A panel presentation with Yvonne R. Cort, Esq., and Christopher Morell, IRS Local Taxpayer Advocate, discussing recent passport revocation procedures and other IRS updates. The IRS has added a powerful tool to its collection toolbox. Find out current IRS practices and how you can help your clients.

Course 3035 (Lunch Program)

Everything Is a Negotiation

Joe Campolo, Esq, Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Whether you’re negotiating the release of hostages, negotiating with your toddler to try a new food, or something in between, all negotiations are based on human interaction. To succeed, you must understand the psychological and emotional principles at play and how to use them to your advantage. Learn how to use these principles to diffuse tension in difficult negotiations, engage with your adversary, and uncover more win-win possibilities.

Course 3036 (Lunch Program)

Court Testimony: How to Be Prepared
(1 TAX CPE) (1 CLE)

Christine Settineri, Esq.

Attorney will present financial issues that accountants are involved with when a divorce case goes to trial including examples. Privacy concerns when records are subpoenaed for trial and evidence will be discussed. Issues relating to testifying in Court will include: subpoenaed records; pre-trial preparation and preparing your notes; direct and cross examination, including credentials, oral testimony; and what accountant’s rights and responsibilities are to their client and to the Court. We will share guidelines on presenting yourself in this situation.

Course 3037 Just Lunch

No Program - Just Lunch

Course 3041

TCJA - Select Business Considerations
(TAX CPE) (CLE) (CFP) (2 IRS CE G1U2N-T-00173-18-I)

Robert S. Barnett, CPA, JD, MS (Taxation)

Repeat of Course 3011

Many business provisions of the TCJA have not received the attention they deserve. This seminar will discuss the new interest limitation rules and disclosures required by S Corporation and Partnerships. Basis Calculations, §1031 Exchange, and loss carryover rules will be included. We will also analyze new provisions affecting entity conversions such as S Corporation to C Corporation and new rules regarding utilization of the accumulated adjustment account in the post conversion period. Partnership traps will be highlighted.

Course 3042

Criminal Tax Prosecutions and the Role of Tax Professionals

Joseph T. Conley III, Attorney-in-Charge, Suffolk County DA’s Office

ADA Conley will review the state criminal tax laws, various steps in tax investigations, and the differences between criminal and civil tax cases. This discussion will provide insight for tax professionals looking to advise clients facing criminal investigation.

Course 3043

Accounting & Auditing Update
(A & A CPE)

Alexander K. Buchholz, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Learn about recent and upcoming accounting and auditing developments. In this session, you will take a deeper dive into new and proposed accounting and auditing standards. Topics include, but not limited to, the revised lease accounting standards update, financial statement revisions for not-for-profit entities, revenue recognition of grants and contracts by not-for-profit entities, going concern considerations in financial statement audits, revenue recognition standards, newly implemented changes to the Independent Auditors’ Report based on comments from the PCAOB and other important accounting and auditing standards.

Course 3045

Apps, Tools, & Resources

David Bergstein, CPA, CITP, CGMA

This session will introduce the attendees to the most popular ecosystem apps and tools to help them improve their client accounting services & tax practices. It’s all about automation, workflow cloud and being digital. Attendees will walk away with useful knowledge in how to build a technology stack that fits their needs as well as a list of resource websites that will help them maintain an edge on technology. It’s time to have fun in your practice and let automation work for you.

Course 3046

4 Ways To Structure Your Succession And The 5 Main Variables To Practice Valuations

Joel Sinkin, President Transition Advisors

If you’re considering acquiring a firm or contemplating succession, this sessions for you. Learn when to start your succession; how to choose your successor; the 4 main deal structures; the 5 main variables that impact how a practice is valued and keys to client retention.

Course 3047

The New Partnership Audit Rules – What to Do Now
(TAX CPE) (CLE) (IRS CE G1U2N-T-00178-18-I)

Matthew E. Rappaport, Esq., LL.M. (Taxation)

Amid all the tax reform fanfare, you may have forgotten or overlooked the fact that IRS Form 1065 for the 2018 taxable year will be the first time tax partnerships will be subject to the new partnership audit rules. This presentation will cover what those rules are, how they impact your clients, and what you and your clients should do to adapt.

Course 3051

TCJA - Passive Activities
(TAX CPE) (CFP) (CLE) (IRS CE G1U2N-T-00179-18-I)

Robert S. Barnett, CPA, JD, MS (Taxation)

The proposed §199A regulations have many intersections with the passive activity rules. We will analyze the grouping rules and will compare and contrast varying requirements. Self-Rental and Real Estate Professional status will also be discussed and contrasted. The § 199A loss computations will also be included.

Course 3052

What Every Accountant Should Know About Divorce, And Its Tax Impact

Eli Uncyk, Esq.

Many divorce attorneys tell their clients they do not address any tax issues, and advise their clients to consult with their accountants. In order to offer clients valuable advice, accountants need to know about divorce law, the tax consequences of the parties’ settlements, and how it impacts on the parties’ taxes.

Course 3053

Smarter Social Security

Daniel G. Mazzola, CFA, CPA

An AARP survey determined that only half of its respondents who were either married or who had ever been married were aware that Social Security spousal benefits were available. This presentation will provide a board overview of the Social Security retirement program with a special emphasis on spousal and survivor benefits. These auxiliary benefits will be examined and attendees will learn how to optimize payouts using the Restricted Claiming Strategy.

Course 3054

IRS Scrutiny on Cryptocurrency Reporting: Legal and Tax Issues
(SK CPE) (CLE) (IRS CE G1U2N-T-00181-18-I)

IRS Criminal Investigations; Supervisory Special Agent, Lani Rosado-Espinal and Special Agent, Christopher King

We will be discussing Cryptocurrency and CI?s Cyber Priorities to include treatment of virtual currency, receipt of virtual currency as payment for goods or services; virtual currency and independent contractors and taxpayers who mine.

Course 3056


Brian Gordon, CPA

In this 2 CPE seminar, Brian Gordon will explain how the Supreme Court Wayfair decision affects Sales Tax and Corporation Tax Nexus for multi-state internet sellers. Brian, a former NYS Tax Department executive will also update you on NYS Residency Audit Issues Including domicile and new rules concerning Statutory Residency.

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All sessions are for 2 CE credits unless otherwise indicated.