Top Federal Tax Issues For 2017

Webinar: ID# 1023193
Recorded CD
About This Course:
The federal tax landscape is always changing and 2017 is no different.

Taxpayers and tax practitioners are impacted by court cases, legislation, revenue rulings, and other changes and operational updates made by the Treasury Department and the IRS.

This webinar covers the hot topics and recent federal tax developments which will affect 2017 tax return preparation and tax planning for individuals and businesses.

Tax practitioners and other planning professionals of all levels will find value in gaining a better understanding of what's on the tax horizon for next year.

  • IRS Enforcement and Other Initiatives
  • Recent Federal Tax Court Cases
  • Legislation Affecting Tax Year 2017
  • Hot Topic Round up
  • Tax Perspectives on the 2016 Election
  • Quick Tips: Year-End Tax Planning Review, Including Anticipated 2017 Inflation Adjustments
About The Presenters

Dean Jacobus, CPA, MST
  • CPA at M. Robinson & Company, P.C., Tax Law Specialists
  • Practice focuses on tax resolution services in federal and state matters with a developing specialization in international tax planning for individuals
  • Speaking experience includes M. Robinson Company’s annual tax update for an audience of more than 140 CPAs and other tax professionals
  • Member AICPA, Massachusetts Society of CPAs, and the Boston Estate Planning Council
Morris N. Robinson, Esq., CPA, LL.M.
  • Founder of M. Robinson & Company, P.C., Tax Law Specialists, a tax firm located in Boston's financial district since 2005
  • Experienced tax lawyer and certified public accountant with more than 30 years of tax law practice
  • Focuses his practice on federal, international, and multistate taxation of businesses and individuals. This includes tax planning for the sale of businesses and resolving highly complex tax issues under the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
  • Frequent speaker in front of local and national audiences on topics ranging from family-oriented tax planning to the tax and legal issues facing retirees living overseas
  • Wrote numerous publications including “State Voluntary Disclosure Programs: An Overview,” Tax Analysts, State Tax Notes (January 18, 2016) and “Use State Voluntary Disclosure When Complying with Expanded Nexus,” Tax Analysts, State Tax Notes (February 29, 2016)
  • Member of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (president, New England Chapter), Boston Bar Association (Federal Tax Committee), and Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (State and Federal Tax Committees)
  • J.D. and LL.M degrees, Boston University School of Law, B.S. degree, Babson College
Yale Yechiel N. Robinson, Esq.
  • Attorney at M. Robinson & Company, P.C., Tax Law Specialists since 2014
  • Practice focus includes responding to federal and state tax audits and collection defense
  • Contributes to the Massachusetts Tax Alert™ blog and the firm’s Annual Tax Update seminars; topics include recent litigation at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and the Supreme Judicial Court
  • Member of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA); published an article in the Summer 2016 BPLA Newsletter and published an article in the Boston Patent Law Association newsletter on ”Patent Agent Privilege in the United States and Canada”
  • Filed two pro se amicus briefs with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Trapp v. Roden, 473 Mass. 210 (2015) and Commonwealth v. Paquette (pending 2016)
  • J.D. degree, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; B.A. degree in Chemistry, Yeshiva University in 2007; studying toward an LL.M. degree at the Graduate Tax Program of Boston University
Patricia Weisgerber, Esq., LL.M.
  • Attorney at M. Robinson & Company, P.C., Tax Law Specialists
  • Practice focus includes federal, state and international tax law emphasizing on FATCA, FBAR and IRS voluntary disclosure programs, preparation of international tax returns, in-ternational tax consultation and other tax and legal issues affecting globally-mobile tax-payers
  • Guest speaker on reporting foreign assets, foreign retirement planning, charitable plan-ning and change of domicile issues
  • Blog contributor to The Massachusetts Tax Alert® on international tax, retirement, philan-thropy and other tax controversy and legal issues
  • Member: American Bar Association, Tax Section; Boston Bar Association International Law Committee; Trusts and Estates Consortium of Boston (Philanthropy Committee Chair)
  • J.D. degree, Suffolk University Law School; LL.M. degree, Boston University School of Law; B.S. degree, St. Bonaventure University
Top Federal Tax Issues For 2017
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