I’ve had to enroll in Continuing Professional Education (CPE) classes since getting my license in 1999.
I started by going to the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums but quickly came to the conclusion that besides the trip to Las Vegas each year, the classes were boring and not at all challenging.
Since then, the Nationwide Tax Forums have gotten a lot better, but who has the time to leave the office, much less trek halfway across the country, to take their classes?
When I discovered online classes about ten years ago, I was amazed. I could take my annual thirty hours of CPE whenever I wanted without ever having to leave my house or office. However, finding classes that held my interest was a different story.
This past year, my editor suggested that I turn all my published articles into CPE classes. I figured, “Why not find out what it takes to be a CPE Provider?”
What I wanted to do was design the classes that I had always wanted to take as a professional but were not available. My intention was to avoid pumping out the same ole, same ole classes that you see everywhere and instead create something with more value, something that would be interesting and engaging.
So allow me to introduce to you, “The Master Series,” which starts with Taxation for the Cannabis Industry.
This has become a challenging and much discussed part of tax law. In this webinar, we will discuss such topics as Section 280E and Tax Court Cases that have been tried in an effort to reduce the 280E tax burden.
Next, we’ll move on to three courses focusing on representation, before Audits, Collections and Appeals, respectively.
Those courses will be followed by:
Choosing a Business Entity
General Partnership Taxation
General Corporate Taxation
Asset Protection — Tax Aspects
Corporate Tax Planning
And finally, Circular 230 Update.
All in all, a total of 35 credit hours are up for grabs.
These courses start Sept. 13 and will run Wednesdays through Dec. 13, 2017. The best part about them is that if you miss the live seminar, you can view them on demand at your convenience.
The next thing that I wanted to do was make these classes affordable. Each class costs $149. Or you can choose to buy the full bundle for $849, giving you a 50 percent discount over the individual price per class. Each CPE class offers three credit hours, except for Circular 230, which offers two credit hours.
Come and join us Sept. 13 to learn everything you need to know about the inner workings of the cannabis industry and related tax issues.
Craig W. Smalley, MST, EA, has been in practice since 1994. He has been admitted to practice before the IRS as an enrolled agent and has a master's in taxation. He is well-versed in US tax law and US Tax Court cases. He specializes in taxation, entity structuring and restructuring, corporations, partnerships, and individual taxation, as well as...