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2018 Annual Conference

  • 13 Jun 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • 15 Jun 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • Hyatt House Oceanfront (the newest property on the beach)

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Choose your preferred sessions from the A la Carte options and add-ons. Do not select a full track registration option.
  • Includes VSCPA ethics, all CE classes, attendance at the networking social and closing banquet. Circular 230 ethics and the Comedy Club are available add-ons.
  • Includes VSCPA Ethics, all CE classes, attendance at the welcome reception, networking social, and banquet. Circular 230 and the Comedy Club are available add-ons. Guest tickets for spouses are available for social events as well.

    PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 12/31/2017 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS 10% SAVINGS. Invoice will be amended if balance due remains.
  • Includes VSCPA ethics, all CE classes, attendance at the networking social and closing banquet. Circular 230 ethics and the Local Spirits Tour are available add-ons.
  • Includes VSCPA Ethics, all CE classes, attendance at the welcome reception, networking social, and banquet. Circular 230 and the Comedy Club are available add-ons. Guest tickets for spouses are available for social events as well.

    PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 12/31/2017 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS 10% SAVINGS. Invoice will be amended if balance due remains.
  • Includes Circular 230 ethics, all CE classes, attendance at the networking social and closing banquet. The Local Spirits Tour is an available add-on.
  • Includes Circular 230, all CE classes, attendance at the welcome reception, networking social, and banquet. Comedy Club is an available add-ons. Guest tickets for spouses are available for social events as well.

    PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 12/31/2017 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS 10% SAVINGS. Invoice will be amended if balance due remains.
  • Includes Circular 230 ethics, all CE classes, attendance at the networking social and closing banquet. The Local Spirits Tour is an available add-on.
  • Includes Circular 230, all CE classes, attendance at the welcome reception, networking social, and banquet. Comedy Club is an available add-on. Guest tickets for spouses are available for social events as well.

    PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 12/31/2017 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS 10% SAVINGS. Invoice will be amended if balance due remains.
  • Current enrollment in an accounting or business undergraduate or graduate program is required. Valid student ID must be presented at check in. Includes education sessions on June 14 & 15 only.
  • Includes 6' display table and 1 chair. Lunch on Thursday & Friday for 1 representative is included. Electricity available upon request (add't fee may apply). Additional fees apply for added representatives attending.

Register

Schedule your Summer 2018 CE Now and SAVE. Your full registration includes 16 hours of CE, the annual meeting, 2 receptions, and banquet. We hope you will also plan to join us at the Funny Bones Comedy Club on Wednesday evening for a side-splitting good time. Register & Pay before 2017 ends and save 10%.

Booking your stay:
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
2705 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
ONLINE RESERVATION LINK
reservation #: 1-800-886-0451 (the block is under Virginia Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals (VSTAP))
block dates: 06/10/2018 - 06/17/2018
room rates:  $185.00 SUN – THUR; $249.00 FRI & SAT per room, per night + tax.
parking: $9 self-park &/or $14 valet, per day.
booking deadline:  05/23/2018

If you have tried the reservation link or called the reservation # and are still having trouble booking; please contact Libby for assistance via 757-837-4962 or libby.ross@hyatt.com

This brand-new hotel is located on 27th street and Atlantic, right on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront with all rooms facing the oceanBreakfast & Wi-fi are included. Our Queen Den Guestrooms have a mini refrigerator & microwave – the rest of our rooms have full kitchens. Check out the Hyatt House website for hotel info, directions, and photos.  

Schedule:
Wednesday, June 13
Lunch on your own
11:30 am - registration opens
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - VA Ethics for CPAs* (Group-live Webinar) (2 CE)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Circular 230 Ethics (2 CE)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Welcome reception
Dinner on your own, or meet in the lobby by 7 to attend the 
8:00 pm - Social Event - Funny Bones Comedy Club
(21+ only, additional reg fees apply)

Thursday, June 14
8:00 am - registration opens
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
- Making the Best of Bad Situations (6 CE) - Art Werner
(cont breakfast, am break, lunch included)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - VSTAP Annual Meeting
5:00 pm - pre-banquet bar open (drink tickets/cash bar)
5:45 pm - 8:30 pm - Banquet & Installation of Officers**
**included with full registration

Friday, June 15
7:30 am - registration opens
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Tax, Financial, & Estate Planning Strategies Under the Trump Administration (8 CE) - Art Werner 
(cont breakfast, am/pm break, lunch included)

*required annually for all VA-licensed CPAs.
** business/evening attire please

Arthur Joseph Werner, J.D., M.S. (Taxation)
Arthur Joseph Werner, JD, MS (Taxation), is the president and is a shareholder in the lecture firm of Werner-Rocca Seminars, Ltd. Mr. Werner’s lecture topic specialties include business, tax, financial and estate planning for high net worth individuals. In addition, Mr. Werner is a former adjunct professor of taxation in the Master of Science in Taxation program at the Philadelphia University. Mr. Werner received his B.S. in Accounting and his M.S. in Taxation from Widener University. He holds a J.D. in Law from the Delaware Law School. Mr. Werner lectures extensively in the areas of Estate Planning, Financial Planning, and Estate and Gift Taxation to Certified Public Accountants and Financial Planners, and has presented more than 3000 eight-hour seminars over the past twenty-five years as well as numerous webinars and video presentations. Mr. Werner has been rated as having the highest speaker knowledge in his home state of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was awarded the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award in the State of Nevada, the Florida Institute of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award, and the South Carolina Association of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. 

Making the Best of Bad Situations (6)
This course helps the practitioner understand planning considerations and potential problems when certain “bad situations” happen to his/her client. This course will explore a variety of bad situations and provide the practitioner an understanding of the tax and non-tax circumstances to be considered when advising a client who is experiencing a bad situation.

OBJECTIVE:
At the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Recognize tax and non-tax issues of various circumstances that a client classifies as bad situations. 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Understanding the tax and non-tax issues in divorce 
  • Understanding the tax and non-tax issues in personal bankruptcy, cancellation of debt, foreclosure, repossession, and reporting of bad debts 
  • Understanding the tax and non-tax issues of personal relationship matters, such as living together, property rights, premarital agreements, filing status, exemptions, and dependents 
  • Understanding the support issues for spouses and former spouses 
  • Understanding support issues for children of divorced or separated parents and the tax treatment of back child support 
  • Understanding the business issues involved when the parties to a business break apart 
  • Special issues, such as marital property rules, married versus unmarried tax rate comparisons, head of household status, and treatment of refunds and deficiencies. 
DESIGNED FOR: CPAs, EAs, attorneys, and financial planners
PREREQUISITE: None
LEVEL: Basic
FIELD OF STUDY: Taxes

Tax, Financial, and Estate Planning Strategies Under the Trump Admin (8)
As the Internal Revenue Code goes through changes, tax planning, financial planning, and estate planning techniques and strategies will need to be changed. In this course, the participant will learn how either proposed or actual legislative changes will affect these planning areas. Special planning circumstances (for example, single-parent issues) will be discussed within this context. This novel course is one that practitioners cannot afford to miss if they provide planning services to clients. 

OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Recognize how proposed and/or actual changes to the Internal Revenue Code will affect the tax planning, financial planning, and estate planning techniques.
  • List ideas as to how to create and/or update their client’s tax, financial, and estate plans due because of the new administration’s proposals. 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Review of proposed and/or actual legislation, including
    1. Individual Income Tax changes (rates and deductions);
    2. Elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax;
    3. Increase in the standard deduction;
    4. Business Income Tax changes (rates and deductions);
    5. S Corporation issues; and
    6. Estate Tax elimination. 
  • Examination of a client’s current plan 
  • Understanding the problems facing a client due to the changing legislation
  • Understanding how to find new pathways for a client’s tax, financial, and estate plan
  • Specific techniques based on the proposed and/or new law 
DESIGNED FOR: CPAs, EAs, attorneys, fin. planners, insurance agents, & banker
PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of estate and financial planning fundamentals
LEVEL: Intermediate
FIELD OF STUDY: Taxes 

If you would like to pay with a check, please complete the online registration (chose pay offline), print out your invoice and mail with payment to
VSTAP, PO Box 3363, Warrenton, VA 20188.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be rec'd in writing: prior to May 30 (refunds provided less a $50 fee); after May 30 (no refunds & $125 fee applies). No shows will not be refunded. Balances are due prior to the start of the event.
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is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

PO Box 3363 | Warrenton, VA 20188 | Phone: (800) 927-2731 | Fax: (888) 403-0920 | asv@virginia-accountants.org

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