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    2018 Napa Valley Special Topics Workshop
    July 16 - 18, 2018
    15 CPE
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    Join NSTP For a Wine Tour
    Sunday, July 15, 2018
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    Napa Valley Wine Train
    There's something magical about a train ride.
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    Take a Hot Air Baloon Ride
    Napa Valley, Baloons, INC.
    Enjoy a spectacular morning soaring above it all

Special Topics Workshop

15 CPE

Napa Valley, CA

Join us in the legendary, enchanting Napa Valley, home to award-winning wineries, gourmet food, beautiful scenery and vineyards. Enjoy Napa’s scenic beauty, cutting edge culinary environment, first-rate lodging, arts community, spas, weather and hospitality or spending time in nearby Sonoma or San Francisco. You’ll be taking CE courses from NSTP’s foremost instructors, while meeting other tax professionals from around the country. A wine and culinary tour on Sunday is the perfect way to begin your stay.

Ethics for the Tax Professional in 2018 Including Circular 230 Issues and Practice Before the IRS
Monday, July 16, 2018

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.

Instructor: Nina Tross, EA, MBA

CPE Program Standards

  • CPE Credits: 2 Ethics
  • Course Level: Basic
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • Delivery Method: Group Live

This course is designed for tax preparers, tax professionals, attorneys, CPA’s, EAs.


  • IRS: Ethics
  • NASBA: Regulatory Ethics
  • CTEC: Ethics

Executive Session: Things Learned During the 2018 Filing Season, Things We Thought We Knew
Monday, July 16, 2018

Instructor: Paul La Monaca, CPA, MST

Special Topics Workshop Day 1: New Tax Legislation
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Instructor: Paul La Monaca, CPA, MST

Special Topics Workshop Day 2: Choice of Tax Entities for Federal Taxes
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Instructor: Nina Tross, MBA, EA

Special Topics Workshop

July 16 - 18, 2018






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Ethics Session
July 16, 2018
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July 16, 2018
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July 16, 2018
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July 16 - 18, 2018
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July 16 - 18, 2018
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Hotel: SpringHill Suites Napa Valley


This traditional all-suite hotel is 6.2 miles from the Napa Valley Wine Train and 8.6 miles from the Artesa Vineyards & Winery. Conservative studios featuring kitchenettes include living areas with pull-out couches, plus free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. A breakfast buffet is complimentary, as is parking. Amenities include a convenience store, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness room, and a fire pit. There's also a business center and 4 meeting/event rooms.

Napa Valley, CA Events

July 16 - 18, 2018


Napa Valley Wine Train

There's something magical about a train ride. Add dining on the train at a table set with china and white linens, and the whole idea becomes even more romantic.


Oxbow Public Market

Oxbow Public Market is a hub for great, often locally sourced food. It's conveniently located under one roof, along the river in downtown Napa


St Clair Brown Winery

Urban winery offering small plates such as duck potato salad, paired with wine, in a garden setting.


Napa Valley Balloons, Inc.

From treetops to magnificent panoramic views, enjoy a spectacular morning soaring above it all.


Auberge du Soleil Restaurant

Set a top a hillside overlooking beautiful wine country is hard to beat, pair that with amazing food and you have yourself something truly spectacular.


Chardonnay Golf Club

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play.

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.
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.