Year 2021 Tax Update (897)

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Meeting Times:

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:30 AM - Wednesday, December 29, 2021 3:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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6:30 AM - 2:00 PM


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Internet Course - Live Streamed

Delivery Method:

Group Internet Based

Credit Hours:

7.0 IRS Federal Tax Update MF2AY-U-01110-21-O
1.0 IRS Ethics MF2AY-E-01111-21-O

Field of Study:

Taxes - Technical; and Regulatory Ethics - Technical

Course Level:



Working knowledge of federal income taxation

General Description:

This comprehensive federal Tax Update will cover all new tax legislation, including a comprehensive review of the changes made by the American Rescue Plan Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and Build Back Better America legislation proposed by the Biden administration; and other new regulations, cases, and rulings in all areas of federal taxation through October 15, 2021.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the 2021 significant changes for individuals, including the draft copy of the Form 1040 for 2021, the Kiddie Tax calculation, changes to the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, Child Care Credit, limitation on deductibility of losses under Section 461(l), as well as all 2021 inflation adjusted amounts.
  • Describe the options for distributions from qualified plans and IRAs and the effect on stretch IRAs as well as repayments for coronavirus-related distributions.
  • Explain new developments that affect S corporations, LLCs, and partnerships, including an update on the status of the SALT Parity Act, the use of Form 15254 for revoking a section 754 election, and proposed Form 7203 for tracking an S corporation shareholder's basis.
  • Summarize the most recent tax accounting provisions, including the latest guidance on deferring the recognition of income for advance payments for goods and services as well as the latest automatic method changes for filing a Form 3115.
  • Describe the latest changes affecting passive activity losses, including the rules that apply to real estate professionals, and applying the passive loss rules to an Airbnb or a VRBO.
  • Discuss the newly issued final regulations on the deductibility of entertainment expenses, business meals, travel meals, and meals related to an entertainment activity, as well as the guidance issued on meals provided by a restaurant.
  • Discuss the deduction under Section 199A for qualified business income and how to calculate the deduction and the problems that have been encountered by tax return preparers, including defining a specified service business, safe harbor test of Rev. Proc. 2019-38, alternative options to Rev. Proc. 2019-38, self leasing rules, and aggregation rules, as well as the changes to Section 199A for 2022.
  • Describe the latest developments on depreciation; bonus depreciation, Section 179 deduction, qualified improvement property, how to treat QIP placed in service in 2018 and 2019, and the 2021 definition of a luxury auto.
  • Discuss the current status of the return preparer rules, e-filing requirements, and PTINs, including the pending changes for tax return preparers who are not enrolled agents, CPAs, or attorneys.
  • Describe the latest developments in IRS procedures and practices, including Circular 230.
  • Discuss the recent changes in the estate and gift tax rules, including SLATs and the pending reduction in the estate and gift exemption amount.
  • Discuss recent developments in employment and self-employment tax, as well as the forthcoming changes in 2022 for the 3.8% tax on Net Investment Income as well as the status of having all S corporation income from a trade or business treated as self-employment income.


Mark A. Vogel is a retired professor and director of the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, where for 38 years he taught courses in individual, fiduciary, tax accounting, partnership, and corporate taxation. He is the author of Divorce Taxation Guide (John Wiley & Sons) and Individual Taxation (Shepards/McGraw-Hill). He received a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver College of Law and an undergraduate accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a CPA licensed in Illinois.

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