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Surgent Announces New CPE Courses and Online Tracker to Inform CPAs on Implications of Just-Released IRS Guidance on Tax Reform


Surgent CPE tax experts distilled hundreds of pages of proposed IRS regulations and guidance on key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into comprehensive courses for accounting and tax professionals.

DEVON, Pa. (PRWEB) August 10, 2018

Months after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22nd of 2017, this extremely far-reaching law still has CPAs and tax professionals working hard to understand many of the provisions' impacts. Additional IRS guidance has just been released, with more regulations and guidance on additional provisions expected this year.

Within the TCJA, the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income (QBI) has been widely described as the most complex and confusing topic for CPAs and tax professionals. On August 8, 2018, the IRS released almost 200 pages of new regulations on the application of this statute, aiming to provide guidance on how to define and calculate the 20% pass-through deduction, among many other aspects of the provision's application. The very day after these new regulations were released, Surgent opened registration for its new CPE course, Section 199A: What We Know Now In Light of NEW IRS Guidance, and more than 200 CPAs signed up within less than 24 hours.

Featuring its own tax experts, Mike Tucker, J.D., CPA, and Bob Lickwar, CPA, this new 4-hour CPE webinar will provide CPAs and tax practitioners with a deep understanding of the details of this provision, so that their clients can take advantage of the enormous planning opportunities this deduction offers.

In addition, Surgent CPE is already producing more webinars and self-study CPE courses on additional guidance, such as the application of the new 100% bonus depreciation rules—including whether the bonus depreciation is available to Qualified Improvement Property (QIP), accounting method changes, and much more.

To help accounting and tax professionals stay on top of the rapid-fire updates to IRS guidance on tax reform—as well as additional insight and analysis from top tax experts, Surgent created a new online tax reform IRS guidance tracker, available free of charge on the Surgent CPE website.

As Surgent CEO Evan Kramer put it, "Surgent understands how critical it is for CPAs and tax professionals to quickly gain expertise on new tax laws and guidance. We also understand how tough that can be for practicing accountants, given the breadth and complexity of the law and its related guidance. That's why we're thrilled to be able to analyze and distill this information so quickly and so effectively for our customers. We're proud to be the first to market with such a comprehensive, critical course."

A fast-growing company with a 30-year history of leadership in accounting, finance, and tax education, Surgent CPE has become known as one of the most trusted providers of the Continuing Professional Education that CPAs need to earn each year to maintain their professional credentials. Surgent CPE has issued more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad through live seminars and online courses.
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