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    Las Vegas, NV Grand Event
    16 CPE Credits in Vegas
    Date: January 8 - 9, 2018
    Location: The Orleans Hotel & Casino
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    The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil
    Journey through the '60s and most importantly, The Beatles.
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    The avant-garde Blue Man Group
    A wild and percussion-driven experience.
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    Featuring, "Fly Me to the Moon" and "That's Amore,"
    The Rat Pack is Back!

Grand Event

Grand Event Las Vegas, NV

Instructor: Paul La Monaca, CPA, MST

The Las Vegas Strip is synonymous with vacation fun. You can shop to your heart’s content at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or the Fashion Show Mall, splurge on exquisite gourmet meals, indulge in decadent spa treatments at Wynn Las Vegas, Bellagio or any other resort and party until sunrise at some of the hottest clubs in the world. Las Vegas has more to offer than just what lies on The Strip’s playground.

Las Vegas is the perfect base camp from which to explore such treasures as the Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

2017 Federal Tax Update & Review Course:

Course Description: An in-depth study of federal tax law and tax updates for 2017 as related to federal taxes. Covered topics include 2017 tax legislation detailed information, examples, and selected draft IRS forms.

Learning Objectives: At the completion this program, participants will be able to differentiate federal tax law changes from the previous year, identify updated forms and rule changes and apply rules of federal tax law to preparing tax returns.

Federal Tax Law – 10 CPE

  • §1 Tax Rate Schedules for 2017 and 2018
  • §23 Nonrefundable Adoption Credit
  • §25B Tax Credit for Retirement Plans: Saver’s Credit
  • §32 Earned Income Credit Limitations
  • §63 Standard Deduction Amounts
  • §68 Adjusted Gross Income Thresholds for Reduction of Schedule A Itemized Deductions
  • §101(g)(D)(3) Excluded Benefits from Qualified Long-Term Care Coverage
  • §135 Interest from U.S. Savings Bonds Used to Pay Higher Education Tuition and Fees
  • §137 Employer Adoption Assistance Exclusion
  • §151 Personal Exemption Amounts and the Issue of Phase-out
  • §162 Standard Mileage Rates
  • §162(1) Health Insurance Premium Deduction for the Self-Employed Taxpayer
  • §213(d)(10) Long Term Insurance Premium Deductions Based on Age
  • §219 Traditional IRA Contribution Limits
  • §221 Student Loan Interest Deduction
  • §222 Deduction for Qualified Higher Education Expenses
  • §274(n)(3) Meal Allowance Deduction for Certain Taxpayers
  • §280F Luxury Auto Depreciation Dollar Limits and Lease Inclusion Add-Back Amounts
  • §408A Roth IRA Contribution Limits
  • §465 At Risk Limitations: Schedule C and Schedule E Issues and Form 6198 Reporting Requirements
  • §469 Passive Activity Rules applied to Rental Real Estate and Schedule E
  • §530 Coverdell Education Savings Plans
  • §6159 Administrative Relief for Entering Into an Installment Agreement with the IRS
  • §6654 Safe Harbor Rules and Waiver of Penalty for Required Estimated Tax Payments
  • §6654 Safe Harbor Rules for Required Estimated Tax Payments
  • 2017 and 2018 Exclusion Amounts for Form 706 Estate Tax and Form 709 Gift Tax
  • 2017 and 2018 Threshold Amounts for Social Security and Specific Pension Contribution Provisions  
  • Definition of Limited Partner for Purposes of Self-Employment Tax: (Proposed Reg. §1.1402-(a)-2(h)(3)
  • Education Program Comparison Sheet
  • Form 8082: Notice of Inconsistent Treatment of Schedule K-1 items
  • Retirement Fund Portability Rules
  • Updated Threshold amounts for Tax Provisions affecting Gross Income§1 Tax Rate Schedules for 2017 and 2018
  • Definition of Limited Partner for Purposes of Self-Employment Tax: (Proposed Reg. §1.1402-(a)-2(h)(3)
  • Education Program Comparison Sheet
  • Form 8082: Notice of Inconsistent Treatment of Schedule K-1 items
  • Retirement Fund Portability Rules
  • Updated Threshold amounts for Tax Provisions affecting Gross Income
  • Discuss Traps in Preparation

Federal Tax Update – 4 CPE

  • New Tax Legislation in 2017
  • Current Year Tax Court Cases
  • §4980H Share responsibility for employers regarding health coverage
  • §5000A Shared Responsibility for individuals including exemptions on Form 8965
  • New Updated §6721 Penalties for Failure to File Correct Information Returns
  • New Updated §6722 Penalties for Failure to Furnish Correct Payee Statements
  • The Health Care Act including §36B Premium Assistance Credit and updated Form 8962
  • Review of Path Act
  • Discuss Trump Administration Tax Proposal

Ethics for the Tax Professional in 2017 Including Circular 230 Issues and Practice Before the IRS Course:

Course Description: This course covers the issues of ethics as presented in Circular 230. Topics to be addressed include rules governing authority to practice, duties and restrictions related to practicing before the IRS, issues regarding fees and solicitation, and standards for tax returns under Circular 230. Also included is a discussion of the requirements of the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP).

Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course, participants will be able to describe the rules in Circular 230 that govern practice before the IRS, best practices for tax advisors, identify the standards for preparing tax returns and other documents, and the importance of the PTIN.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Knowledge of the preparing Form 1040 and other Federal Forms
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Live
CPE CPE Field of Study CPE Field of Study CPE Field of Study
IRS 10 Federal Tax Law 4 Federal Tax Update 2 Regulatory Ethics
NASBA 14 Taxes 2 Ethics
CTEC 10 Federal Tax Law 4 Federal Tax Update 2 Ethics

Las Vegas Grand Event




January 8 - 9, 2018 $389.00 $499.00 Register Now!

Event Location: The Orleans Hotel & Casino


The Orleans proudly offers 1,886 beautifully appointed rooms and suites featuring the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Our oversized rooms are actually "Petite Suites" with separate sitting areas. The Orleans' exquisite one and two-bedroom suites provide all the conveniences of home. Spectacular views face the glittering Las Vegas Strip or the sweeping mountain panoramas surrounding the Las Vegas Valley. Free shuttle service is available to our sister property The Gold Coast as well as the Las Vegas strip.

Rates Increase Sunday, December 3, 2017

Room Dates: Room Rates: Code: Register Now:
Thursday, January 4, 2018$42.00A8NSC01 Reserve your Room
Friday, January 5, 2018$79.00A8NSC01 Reserve your Room
Saturday, January 6, 2018$79.00A8NSC01 Reserve your Room
Sunday, January 7, 2018$42.00 A8NSC01 Reserve your Room
Monday, January 8, 2018$42.00A8NSC01 Reserve your Room
Tuesday, January 9, 2018$42.00A8NSC01 Reserve your Room
Wednesday, January 10, 2018$42.00A8NSC01 Reserve your Room

Single or double occupancy is considered the same regarding units blocked and rates. The pattern for Meeting Group is not cumulative. For example, rooms not used on Thursday or Friday night will not be carried over to the Saturday night allocation.

Please be advised that all rates quoted are net, per room, per night, allowing for single or double occupancy. Any rooms requiring triple or quad occupancy will be surcharged an additional $20.00 per guest, per room, per night. (Children age fourteen and under, in the same room with parents in existing bedding, are free.) All rates are subject to a Clark County room tax, currently twelve-percent (12%). This tax is subject to increase without prior notice.

Prior to cut-off date, individuals are encouraged to book their reservations on-line. To receive your special group rate members will need to enter the assigned Reservation ID: A7NSC0l through the Hotel's website at the following URL: http://www.orleanscasino.com/groups. This URL is not found on the Hotel's website and must be provided by the Meeting Group to its attendees.

Prior to cut-off date, individuals may also call Hotel's Room Reservations Department direct at (800) 675-3267 and identify themselves as members of a group or convention with Group Name: National Society Of Tax Professionals or by the assigned Reservation ID: A8NSC01.

Las Vegas, NV Events

January 8 - 9, 2018


Le Rêve - The Dream

French for "The Dream," Le Rêve combines water, fire, swimming, acrobatics and spectacular effects. In this theater no seat is further than 42 feet from the stage.


Blue Man Group at Luxor

The avant-garde Blue Man Group combines theatrics, art, music and science to create an interactive, wild and percussion-driven experience full of humor and energy.


LOVE Cirque du Soleil

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil is a psychedelic journey through the trends and politics of the '60s and most importantly, The Beatles.


Donny and Marie Osmond

Donny & Marie is a family-friendly variety show that follows the winning formula of their 1970s TV program, incorporating dancing, humor and all of their hit songs.


The Rat Pack is Back!

Featuring a smattering of Rat Pack faves, like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "That's Amore," The Rat Pack is Back! is sure to bring back memories and create new ones.


The Rat Pack is Back!

Featuring a smattering of Rat Pack faves, like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "That's Amore," The Rat Pack is Back! is sure to bring back memories and create new ones.

By attending NSTP’s Grand Event you will master tax basics and be equipped to pass the Special Enrollment Exam.

What's Included In the Grand Event Courses

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Enrolled Agent Practice exams are timed, weighted, and scored just like the real thing. These simulations can sharpen your test-taking skills and give you the confidence you need to pass the first time. Our exams are as close as you will find to a real Enrolled Agent exam, so if you can pass here, you are ready to take the real exam with confidence!

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Administrative Policies NSTP follows strict administrative policies

Late Registration
  • Registrations must be received no later then 7 days prior to the seminar date.
  • Registrations received after this date will be subject to a $35 late fee.
  • NSTP provides refunds to registrants up to 14 days prior to the date of the course. For those registrants canceling within 14 days prior to the date of the course NSTP will allow attendance at another seminar site. If there are extraordinary circumstances NSTP will allow the participant to attend a future education course. An administrative charge of $25 will be assessed if canceled. For more information regarding refund, cancellation and complaint policies, please contact our offices at 800-367-8130
  • NSTP reserves the right to cancel any program or course for circumstances that are not under direct control of NSTP. If a course or program is canceled, participants will be refunded 100% of their registration fee.
  • Seminar materials and seminar presentations are intended to stimulate thought and discussion and to provide attendees the useful ideas and guidance in the areas of federal taxation and administration. These materials as well as the comments of the instructors do not constitute and should not be treated as tax advice regarding the use of any particular tax procedure, tax planning technique or device or suggestion or any of the tax consequences associated with them.
  • Although the NSTP has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the materials and the seminar presentation, neither the author, the presenter nor the National Society of Tax Professionals assumes any responsibility for any individual's reliance on the written or oral information presented during the presentation. Each attendee should verify independently all statements made in the materials and during the seminar presentation before applying them to a particular fact pattern and should determine independently the tax and other consequences of using any particular device, technique or suggestion before recommending the same to a client or implementing the same on a client's or on his or her own behalf.
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  • Only paid registrants are able to attend seminars. In consideration of your fellow attendees, guests will need to depart before the session begins. The seminar lunch is for paid registrants only and is included in the registration fee.