Recorded Seminars & Textbooks

             Check back often for availability of NEW textbooks and recorded webinars.

Update for 2018 Returns - Recorded seminar ($259, 8 hours CPE)

Available mid-December


  • Complete coverage of new IRS & CA forms
  • Real-life examples of how to complete new forms
  • CA adjustments calculated and illustrated on 540 Sch CA (lots of them!)
  • Line-by-line calculations on new IRS forms & worksheets
  • Examples of reporting documents your clients will receive
  • Find out why many entertainment expenses are still deductible!!!
  • Determine which sales of business or rental property qualify for 199A deduction
  • Properly report PTPs and 199A
  • How to identify REIT dividends
  • Learn quick and easy way to reconstruct acquisition/equity debt
  • FREE FAST FACTS reference card!

Click here to purchase

Avoid Ethical Violations ($35, 2hours CPE)

This self-study course provides two hours of ethics continuing professional education (CPE) for tax practitioners to assist in avoiding sanctions for failure to comply with regulations governing the practice of tax preparers before the IRS.  Subjects include disciplinary sanctions imposed on tax practitioners by the Office of Professional Responsibility and cases brought against tax practitioners for failing to file federal tax returns or remit funds for payment of taxes, assisting in the understanding of tax, executing tax fraud, asserting frivolous positions, and aiding and abetting another person to practice before the IRS during a period of suspension.  

All self-study courses are delivered electronically.

No audio is included with this course.

IRS course #UD2VU-E-00048-18-S     CTEC course #1008-CE-1075


Circular 230 Ethics ($35, 2 hours CPE)

This course provides two hours ethics continuing education (CPE) to enhance understanding of regulations governing the practice of Enrolled Agents, CPAs, attorneys, and other individuals who prepare tax returns for compensation.  Subject matter includes information about requirements to obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN), eligibility for enrollment to practice before the IRS, conduct in representation, violations of regulations, and disciplinary proceedings.  

All self-study courses are delivered electronically.    

No audio is included with this course.

 IRS course #UD2VU-E-00049-18-S            CTEC course #1008-CE-1073

Click here to purchase

Ethical Violations - Hot Buttons ($35, 2 hours CPE)

This course provides two hours of ethics continuing education  (CPE) and examines topics referred to by the Director of the Office Professional Responsibility (OPR) as areas where compliance issues often arise.  Specific topics include noncompliance by tax practitioners that fall under OPR's umbrella, responsibility for compliance within a tax preparation firm, due diligence requirements, and conflicts of interest.  The course explains OPR procedures to ensure compliance for practitioners who are subject of a referral.

All self-study courses are delivered electronically.

No audio is included with this course.

IRS course #UD2VU-E-00047-18-S          CTEC course #1008-CE-1072

Click here to purchase

California Tax Review for CRTPs ($75, 5 hours CTEC)

After completion of the final exam, this course will qualify for five hours of California CE Credit for CTEC preparers only.  No credits are available if you are an EA, CPA, or attorney.    

If you attend our Update for 2018 Returns seminar your cost for this self-study course is just $50 if requested at the time of your seminar registration.  

IMPORTANT!  The self-study materials will be sent to you electronically in a PDF format.  

No audio is included with this course.

   CTEC course #1008-CE-1074

Click here to purchase

Like Kind Exchanges of Real Estate

Is this you? You’ve taken classes about like-kind exchanges and think you know the concepts, but when it comes time to actually enter the transaction into your software you suddenly feel lost. It’s not your fault!  To complete like-kind exchange calculations you really only need 6 numbers:   

• FMV of the old and replacement property 

• Basis of the old property 

• Loan amounts on the old and replacement property

• Total expenses from the settlement statements.   

You know where to get all those numbers, right?  So why does your software make it so hard?!? And when a client asks about the tax ramifications of doing a like-kind exchange does it take you hours to run all the possible scenarios?  In this class, a simple worksheet and a checklist to lead you through the process will solve both of these problems for you, and you will gain a new understanding of the basic concepts, which will allow you to quickly provide your clients with accurate advice about the outcome of their planned exchanges.

IRS Course # UD2VU-T-00056-18-S

CTEC Course # 1008-CE-1081

Intermediate Level 2 hours CPE

Taking Full Advantage of Tax Attributes at Death

When a taxpayer dies, their tax attributes die with them…or do they?!? Capital loss carryovers, net operating losses, suspended passive losses, charitable contribution carryovers, minimum tax credit, these are just a few of the tax attributes that may be lost because of a taxpayer’s death, but with proper application of the rules and some timely planning and advice for the surviving spouse, you may be able to take advantage of these attributes rather than losing them. Understanding the rules about use of tax attributes after death will allow you to advise your clients how to take full advantage of their tax attributes.

IRS Course # UD2VU-T-00057-18-S      CTEC Course # 1008-CE-1082    

Intermediate Level

Click here to purchase

Recorded seminars include a .pdf file of the textbook and a Power Point presentation including audio recorded at one of our live seminars. This format allows you to hear specific material as often as you like, without wasting time searching through audio. Go right to the material you want to review! 

All recorded seminars and self-study courses are delivered electronically. You will receive an email containing your purchase within 1 business day of completing your order. This order cannot be cancelled once delivered.