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This .pdf version of the Update for 2018 Returns book includes added pages showing 199A calculations on the just-released IRS draft worksheets. You will need to enter the password that you were given at the seminar (or inside the cover page of your self-study book).

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Update for 2018 Returns


Not just theory! Real life application!

  • Complete coverage of IRS & CA forms
  • INCLUDING just-released 199A worksheets (December 2018)
  • 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
  • 199A examples for sole proprietors, S corps, & partnerships
  • Explore business aggregation benefits
  • Dynamex case, the ABC test, its impact on independent contractors, and why it affects tax return preparers
  • 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
  • Case studies - Client documents to completed tax return
  • FREE FAST FACTS reference card!


Learning objectives

· Gain familiarity with new tax provisions and learn which deductions and credits were changed and eliminated

· Understand how the new rules will apply to a variety of taxpayer circumstances from mortgage deductions to charitable giving to dependents and beyond

· Understand the §199A deduction and the applicable limits 

· Discover strategies to take full advantage of the §199A deduction 

· Explore the benefits and disadvantages of different entity types

· Know how to apply new depreciation rules

· Determine proper use of net operating losses

· Explain new business loss deduction limits 

               Intermediate level knowledge

               No prerequisites

Register now for this 8-hour self-study program!

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Continuing Education Credit


This seminar has been designed to meet the requirements for 8 Federal Update continuing education hours for EAs, CRTPs, and CPAs. We have entered into an agreement with the Office of the Director of Practice, Internal Revenue Service, to meet the requirements of 31 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 10.6(g), covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors and length of class hours. This agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Director of Practice as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the enrolled individual. 

 Program numbers

 IRS UD2VU-U-00043-18-I


This seminar has been designed to meet the requirements for 8 hours of Federal Tax Law for the California Tax Education Council. This does not constitute endorsement by the CTEC as to the quality of the course or its contribution to the professional competence of the preparer. 

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, contact Brass Tax at (858) 487-2553.  

 Program numbers

CTEC 1008-CE-1070


Brass Tax Presentations is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 

 This seminar is designed to meet the requirements for 8 hours of continuing education for the California Board of Accountancy. Level: Update. Field of study: Taxes. Delivery method: QAS self-study. Prerequisites: General knowledge of 199A deduction. Advance preparation: None.

Brass Tax Presentations is not registered with NASBA for self-study courses.