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, Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, and Technical Corrections Act of 2020; tax provisions of COVID-19 legislation; and other new regulations, cases, and rulings in all areas of federal taxation through October 15, 2020.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the options for distributions from qualified plans and IRAs and the effect on stretch IRAs.
  • 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.
  • Describe the latest changes affecting passive activity losses, including the rules that apply to real estate professionals.
  • Discuss the newly issued proposed regulations on the deductibility of entertainment expenses, business meals, travel meals, and meals related to an entertainment activity.
  • Discuss the 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 Rev. Proc. 2019-38, alternative options to Rev. Proc. 2019-38, self leasing rules, and aggregation rules.
  • Describe the latest developments on depreciation; bonus depreciation, §179 deduction, and the status of qualified improvement property.
  • 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.
  • Discuss the recent changes in the estate and gift tax rules.
  • Discuss recent developments in employment and self-employment tax.

 Course level: Update

 Prior knowledge required:
 Working knowledge of federal income taxation

 CFP Program ID:  TBA (8 hours)


  • $215 per person if purchased by July 15
  • $195 per person if purchasing 3 or more days (24 hours) by July 15
  • $650 Bundle of Tax Update and all 4 Nuts & Bolts Workshops
  • $700 Pass for unlimited Internet Courses, including Tax Update online (through February 12, 2021)
  • $850 Pass for unlimited in-person and Internet Courses (through February 12, 2021)

Taught in all the locations above!

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

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). 

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 17, 2020, December 16, 2020, and January 21, 2021, will also be broadcast live on the Internet. You may watch online from your home or office, and ask questions that the instructor willl answer. To attend online, register for the Internet course and not the Denver class. On these dates the class is taught 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Denver (Mountain Time). The class will also be rebroadcast on several dates at times more friendly for those in other time zones.

Number   Date Mountain Time
#811 Year 2020 Tax Update 11/17/2020 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
#812 Year 2020 Tax Update 12/16/2020 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
#813 Year 2020 Tax Update 12/17/2020 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
#814 Year 2020 Tax Update 12/18/2020 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
#815 Year 2020 Tax Update 12/22/2020 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
#816 Year 2020 Tax Update 12/29/2020 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
#817 Year 2020 Tax Update 1/19/2021 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
#818 Year 2020 Tax Update 1/21/2021 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
#819 Year 2020 Tax Update 1/22/2021 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
#820 Year 2020 Tax Update 2/10/2021 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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