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EA Boot Camp

2018 Nashville, TN | EA Boot Camp

As an enrolled agent (EA) you can represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, command higher fees and be recognized as a respected tax professional. Energize your existing tax practice or hit the ground running as you start a new career by becoming an EA.

By attending NSTP’s EA Boot Camp, you will master tax basics and be equipped to pass the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE). Our highly experienced instructors will present information to help you to master tax basics and successfully prepare for the SEE.

Tax return preparers may earn up to five hours of Federal Tax continuing education credit for each of Parts 1 and 2, and two credit hours of Ethics for Part 3. The maximum amount of SEE prep program is 12 credit hours total. SEE Test Preparation CE is not available to EAs, or ERPA’s.

SEE Test Prep Part 1 will include topics:

Preliminary work to prepare tax returns, Income and Assets, Deductions and Credits, Taxation and Advice, Specialized Returns for Individuals

  • This course is based on 2017 Tax Rules

Part 1 - Learning Objectives

  • Identify the overall format for computing tax liability, including the key components of gross income, deductions for and from adjusted gross income, tax liability, and prepayments and credits
  • Determine qualifying exemption deductions, standard deductions, filing status, and requirements to file.
  • Recognize special gross income and related exclusion rules for a variety of sources of income, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, dividends, interest, rents, annuities and social security
  • Apply the special deduction rules for passive losses, alimony, and other expenses allowed as deductions for adjusted gross income
  • Identify the major categories of itemized deductions and related limitations
  • Identify capital assets and apply the basic netting rules for capital gains and losses
  • Calculate recognized gain or loss and basis on various sales or exchanges of personal and investment properties, including installment sales
  • Review and apply the basic rules for refundable and nonrefundable personal credits
  • Recognize special issues and computations related to estimated taxes, the alternative minimum tax, and the allocable parental tax
  • Understand the qualifications for contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts and possible limits and/or restrictions on related deductions
  • Identify the key components of the federal estate tax and gift tax in determining federal transfer tax liabilities
  • Recognize key issues in gathering taxpayer data, preparing returns, and advising taxpayers as to various tax minimization strategies

CPE Program Standards

  • CPE Credits: 5 Federal Tax
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: 1-2 Years of Tax Experience
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • Delivery Method: Group Live


  • IRS: 5 Federal Tax
  • NASBA: 5 Taxes
  • CTEC: 5 Federal Tax

SEE Test Prep Part 2 will include topics:

Business Entities, Business Financial Information, Specialized Returns, and Taxpayers

  • This course is based on 2017 Tax Rules

Part 2 - Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish accounting periods and methods for businesses, and apply special tax rules related to farm income, prepaid income, inventories, and bad debts
  • Identify asset classifications, recovery methods, and recovery periods under the MACRS system, and apply special rules related to bonus depreciation and Sec. 179 deductions
  • Recognize the key requirements and components of amortization and depletion deductions
  • Identify special deduction limits applicable to such business expenses as travel and entertainment, net operating losses, casualty losses, and business retirement plans
  • Recognize potential business credits, self-employment tax issues, and excise taxes
  • Calculate gain or loss on the sale or exchange of business properties, with special emphasis on Sec. 1231 transactions and depreciation recaptures
  • Identify tax and basis issues in forming a partnership and selecting the partnership tax year and accounting method
  • Calculate partnership ordinary income, specially allocated items, guaranteed payments, and allocate these items to partners
  • Describe the tax consequences of non-liquidating and liquidating distributions of partnership cash and property, as well as sales of a partnership interest
  • Identify the basic requirements of Sec. 351 controlled transfers to corporations, and calculate recognized gain and basis for such contributions
  • Recognize special issues related to the calculation of corporate capital gains and losses, charitable contributions, dividends received deductions, and alternative minimum tax
  • Understand Schedules M-1 and M-3, and reconcile book and taxable income for a corporation
  • Determine a corporation’s earnings and profits, and calculate the tax effects to the corporation and shareholders of liquidating and non-liquidating distributions
  • Describe the requirements for electing S Corporation status, and identify special taxes and possible issues related to terminating the S election
  • Calculate S corporation income and loss allocations to shareholders, distribution issues, and basis rules
  • Identify key issues related to filing a decedent’s final income tax return
  • Describe estate and trust income tax entities, and determine the taxable income of such entities and allocation of such income between the entity and the beneficiaries

CPE Program Standards

  • CPE Credits: 5 Federal Tax
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: 1-2 Years of Tax Experience
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • Delivery Method: Group Live


  • IRS: 5 Federal Tax
  • NASBA: 5 Taxes
  • CTEC: 5 Federal Tax

SEE Test Prep Part 3 will include topics:

Practices and Procedures, Representation before the IRS, Specific Types of Representation, Completion of the Filing Process

  • This course is based on 2017 Tax Rules

Part 3 - Learning Objectives

  • Describe the rules in Circular 230 that govern the practice of preparing taxes professionally
  • Explain duties and restrictions of practicing before the IRS
  • Identify the standards for preparing tax returns

CPE Program Standards

  • CPE Credits: 2 Ethics
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: 1-2 Years of Tax Experience
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • Delivery Method: Group Live


  • IRS: 2 Ethics
  • NASBA: 2 Ethics
  • CTEC: 2 Ethics

George W. Brown

I took the EA Boot Camp October 23 to 27, 2017 in Las Vegas.

I took the EA Exam Nov 7, 8, 9. I passed all 3 parts of the examination. I want to thank you guys for having a great Boot Camp/ Training/ Test taking Program! FYI that was the only time that I took the exam and its no doubt in my mind that the test taking tips that I learned at the Boot Camp put me over the top!

I want to Thank Isaac and Nina for a job well done!!!!

Mike Rhodes

Hey Issac, how's it going ?

Mike Rhodes here from your EA#2 class at the Tropicana. Took the test on the 15th and passed it with high marks according to their grading scale. Wanted to say thank for your easy going but on task teaching. Gave me a lot of "fill in the blanks" on what I didn't know.

I firmly believe that without this course I would have come up a little short of passing it ( get it lol).

Thanks again


Hello Barry & Isaac,

I hope this email finds you both well and in great spirits. I am sending you a note to thank you for all your very valuable help during the training session this past October in Orlando, FL.

I am also very happy to let you know that I have passed Part I of the EA tests. I could not have done it without your instruction and advice. There were many key points you made but the ones that helped me were:
_While studying, I learned how to dissect the problem to find out why I got a problem wrong so that I correct my thinking
_During testing, how to analyze the questions to accurately distinguish the answers
_How to pace myself by marking the lengthy/unsure questions and go back to them
The morning before the test I was starting to get some self doubt but I took your advice Isaac; I stayed calm and told myself that " if I did not pass the test it would not matter because I would be back till I pass it"
After that I was cool but not overly confident. I took each question seriously and stayed focused.

I also would like to thank you for making sure that I was able to hear you both with the FM system; it really helped me.

In summary, YOU GUYS ROCK!

Ryan Stauffer

Hey Nina & Isaac,

Just wanted to let you both know that as of yesterday I passed all three sections of the SEE exam after taking the full course in Atlanta! Finally it is all done, your seminar really was the difference maker!

Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge and insights with us, I will be a happy member of NSTP for life! CONGRATS ON THE ELECTION TO THE BOARD ISAAC! Well deserving, hopefully I will see you guys soon at some of the special workshops.....

Thanks again

Joyce Hodge

I was an attendee at Las Vegas EA Book Camp. I wanted to thank you. I passed all three exams the first time and have applied for my EA certification. The class was very helpful and fast forward academy provided excellent study materials.

Looking forward to attending additional training from you

2018 Nashville, TN | EA Boot Camp

Monday - Friday
May 21 - 25, 2018

Full Course

Monday - Friday
May 21 - 25, 2018

Part 1

Monday - Tuesday Morning
May 21 - 22, 2018

Part 2

Wednesday - Friday
May 23 - 25, 2018

Part 3

Tuesday Afternoon
May 22, 2018

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NSTP’s EA Boot Camp Includes:
Comprehensive physical textbook for EA parts 1, 2, and 3
Comprehensive physical textbook for EA parts 1, 2, and 3
3200 Study Bank questions with detailed explanations
Unlimited Practice Exams
Video Explanation
EA Boot Camp Schedule Times
Registration 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Morning Session 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch (Provided) 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Session 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

EA Boot Camp Instructors

NSTP can help prepare you for the EA exam in an intensive week long class covering all three parts of the exam. Instructors Nina Tross, EA, MBA and Isaac R. McRae, III, MST, EA, Fellow, will provide hands on, one on one instruction, that will eliminate the fear out of taking the next step in your career. Join us at the NSTP EA Boot Camp in Nashville.

Nina Tross

  • EA, MBA

Isaac R. McRae, III

  • MST, EA, Fellow

Event Location: Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown

Music City's iconic and vibrant atmosphere is just steps away when you stay at Courtyard Nashville Downtown. Our historic high-rise hotel sits in the heart of downtown and allows you to enjoy easy access to local attractions such as Bridgestone Arena, Nissan Stadium and Ascend Amphitheater. When you arrive at our hotel on 4th Avenue and Church Street, you'll be charmed by vintage yet sophisticated decor in the lobby. From there, sit down and savor a hearty breakfast or dinner at The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.®, also serving Starbucks® beverages and evening cocktails. Relax after a busy day in our contemporary accommodations boasting comfortable thick mattresses, fresh linens and fluffy pillows. If you're traveling for business, you'll value our well-lit work desks, ergonomic chairs and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi to help you stay connected to colleagues back home. Make a reservation and discover the thoughtful services and amenities we provide at our downtown hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.




May 20, 2018 $239.00
May 21, 2018 $239.00
May 22, 2018 $239.00
May 23, 2018 $239.00
May 24, 2018 $239.00
May 25, 2018 $239.00

*Reservations for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with the Courtyard by Marriot Nashville Downtown at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (615) 256-0900 and referencing National Society of Tax Professionals Room Block

*You may also make reservations for the group rate directly by clicking on this link.

*Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to 5:00 PM, Monday, May 7, 2018.

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

What's Included In the EA Boot Camp Courses

Fast Forward Academy

Enrolled Agent Study Guide

Substantial research went into our Enrolled Agent study guide to ensure that it contains all the important topics that will most likely appear on your exam. We have the most popular enrolled agent study guide for a reason—our students pass in less time. It really is that simple.

FastBook - The Intelligent Book

The FastBook is the online version of our Enrolled Agent study guide that is loaded with advanced features. With it, you can leverage your performance data to focus your time more effectively. As you study, our system learns about the subject areas with the best chance to boost your score. We highlight your best opportunities in the book immediately, so you don't waste time with the things you already know.

Enrolled Agent Study Bank

Get complete control of over 3,200+ Enrolled Agent exam questions with explanations. In addition to the standard chapter, topic, and subject filters, you can review incorrect answers from prior study sessions, or use innovative features like our FastFocus review to see the questions that will help you the most.

Enrolled Agent Practice Exams

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!

Academic Support

With custom explanations for every question, you can tell why an answer is right or wrong. But what about those times when you need additional clarification on a topic? What happens then? With a single click, you can communicate with an instructor quickly, when you need it most. Our content specialists have helped thousands of students, and are ready to help you succeed.

Video Explanations

We analyzed all student responses to every question in our enrolled agent test bank and discovered several areas that consistently give people the most trouble. We provide additional focus on these "trouble" areas with detailed step-by-step video explanations. The explanations are very popular, and can save you substantial time trying to figure things out on your own.

Educational material for this course was developed by Fast Forward Academy.

Administrative Policies NSTP follows strict administrative policies

Late Registration
  • Registrations must be received no later than 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.
Attendance Policy
  • 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.