Tax Update Seminars

This comprehensive federal Tax Update will cover all new tax legislation, including a comprehensive review of the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Technical Correction Act of 2019, and Tax Extenders Act. All significant pending regulations, cases, and rulings in primary areas of federal taxation through October 15, 2019, will be covered. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe new developments in pension and IRA rules.
  • Explain new developments that affect S corporations, LLCs, and partnerships.
  • Summarize the most recent tax accounting provisions, including the current status of the repair regulations.
  • Discuss the latest changes affecting passive activity losses, including the rules that apply to real estate professionals.
  • Describe the latest changes that affect individuals who itemize deductions, including the current status of the deductibility of qualified residence interest.
  • Discuss the new deduction under §199A for qualified business income and how to ­calculate the deduction and the problems that have been encountered by tax return preparers, including defining a specified service business, safe harbor test of Notice 2019-7, alternative options to Notice 2019-7, self leasing rules, and aggregation rules.
  • Describe the latest developments on depreciation; bonus depreciation, §179 deduction, and leasehold improvements.
  • Discuss the current status of the return preparer rules, e-filing requirements, and PTINs.
  • Describe the latest developments in IRS procedures and practices, including Circular 230. Earn one hour of regulatory ethics credit! (Federal only; may not be accepted as ethics credit in states that require state-specific ethics content.
  • Discuss the recent changes in the estate and gift tax rules.
  • Discuss recent developments in employment and self-employment tax.

 Course level: Update / Intermediate

 Prior knowledge required:
 Working knowledge of federal income taxation

The AES Tax Update is well known as a comprehensive, detailed update on not only new tax legislation, but also recent court cases whose outcomes impact your tax practice. The seminar meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at a major hotel in a city near you (see map above, or list by state and city, below). 

Taught in all the locations above!

Click on your state to see your local Tax Update offerings.

The instructors are experienced CPAs and tax attorneys who consistently receive high marks as seminar leaders. At the seminar you will receive a printed copy of the speaker’s slides and you will be able to download a PDF containing the substantial 14-chapter manual. It is a valuable reference that you will use often during busy season. 

Also included in the cost of the seminar are light refreshments including coffee  (lunch is not included).

The AES Tax Update seminar counts toward continuing education requirements for CPAs in the states where they are taught, and for enrolled agents and tax return preparers as 1 hour ethics and 7 hours Federal tax update.

Can’t attend a local class?
The AES Tax Update seminars taught in Denver on November 19, 2019, December 18, 2019, and January 16, 2020, will be broadcast live on the Internet. You may watch online from your home or office, and call in to the classroom if you have a question. No test is required to receive credit! The Internet Course numbers are #811 (November 19), #812 (December 18), and #813 (January 16). The Tax Update seminars are taught 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Denver (Mountain) time. Attendees attending in the Eastern time zone will log in at 10:30 a.m.; Central, 9:30 a.m.; Pacific, 7:30 a.m.; etc.


  • $215 per person if purchased by October 15
  • $195 per person if purchasing 3 or more days by October 15
  • $650 Bundle of Tax Update and all 4 Nuts & Bolts Workshops
  • $750 Pass for unlimited Internet Courses, including Tax Update online (through February 7, 2020)
  • $950 Pass for unlimited in-person and Internet Courses (through February 7, 2020)

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“It was fascinating!”

“The material covered is applicable to a wide range of clients.”

“This is the best class I have taken in 30 years of practice!”


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