Tax Code and Practice Changes 2017

April 2018
   
Tax Code and Practice Changes 2017
 
A Special CLE for Colorado Attorneys on the New Tax Code
 
   
 
Highlights:
 
- Essential components of the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
- Understand important changes to taxation of: individuals, corporations, entities
- Detailed explanations of changes to the treatment of pass-through entities
- Analysis of changes to international tax law
- Economic forecast of the effects of the bill, and sunsets
- Divorce Planning- alimony, the psychology of a deduction in settling, child tax credits, loss of dependency exemptions, changes to earned and unearned child income
- Changes in value of appraised businesses
- Session on individuals and estates: comparing old and new law, estate tax exclusion, new estate tax brackets, income tax considerations
- Planning considerations post-Act
- And much, much more!
 

Agenda:
 
8:30 – 9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 – 9:10am
Welcome and Introduction
Trevor A. Crow, Esq., CBA Taxation Law Section Chair
 
9:10 – 10:50am
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How it Passed and What It Says
This session will explain the political compromises involved in passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The session will then detail the essential components of the bill, including changes to the taxation of individuals, corporations, and pass-through entities, and the changes to international tax law.  The presentation will also cover the economic forecast of the effects of the bill, and sunsets built into certain provisions.  
Presented by Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Esq.
 
10:50 – 11:10am
Networking Break
 
11:10am – 12:00pm
2017 TCJA: In-depth Look at Taxation of Pass-Through Entitites
Detailed explanations of changes to the treatment of partnership profits interests (carried interests), passive activity losses, partnership and ESBT charitable deductions, partnership terminations, entity conversions, contributions of built-in-loss property to partnerships, the newly created deduction of qualified business income, and choice of entity and planning considerations post-Act.  Particular attention will be given to how the new laws apply differently to service and financial firms, manufacturing businesses, and real estate partnerships.
Presented by Christopher L. Levkulich, Esq., and Justin L. Mills, Esq.
 
12:00pm
Lunch on Your Own
 
1:00 – 1:50pm
Divorce Planning After the 2017 Tax Act   
This segment will focus on the aspect of the TCJA that impact marital dissolutions and those that practice in this area of the law.  Changes in the deductibility and taxation of alimony after 2018 will be addressed, along with recommended planning solutions and considerations.  Other divorce related issues will include: The psychology of a tax deduction on settling cases and how this will change; Implications for changes in values of appraised businesses under TCJA; Increased child tax credits and loss of dependency exemptions; Changes in taxation of earned and unearned income of minor children; and Changes in IRC Section 529 plans.
Presented by Ronald L. Seigneur, MBA CPA/ABV ASA CVA CFF CGMA
 
1:50 - 2:40pm
Focus on the Changes to Individuals and Estates
This session focuses on the tax changes to individuals and estates.  Changes include tax bracket reform; changes to above the line deductions, itemized deductions, and the personal exemptions, and how taxable income is calculated; Examples of differences in taxes paid under TCJA vs. prior law; Estate tax exclusion increase, and new tax brackets for estate tax returns.
Presented by Michelle McCarthy, Esq., and Tyler Murray, Esq.
 
2:40 – 3:00pm
Networking Break
 
3:00 – 4:00pm
Miscellaneous Changes and What Lawyers Will Want to Know – Panel Discussion
Presented by Professor Jennifer E. Benda, Esq., Gregory W. Berger, Esq., and Trevor A. Crow, Esq.
 
4:00pm
Adjourn
 
Location Information
CLECI Large Classroom
1900 Grant Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $359.00
CBA Member $329.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $269.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $0.00
CBA Taxation Law Section Member $299.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $164.50
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits:
Start Date - End Date
April 18, 2018
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Location
CLECI Large Classroom
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  • Essential Components of the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  • Understand important changes to taxation of: individuals, corporations, entities
  • Detailed explanations of changes to the treatment of pass-through entities
  • Analysis of changes to international tax law
  • Economic forecast of the effects of the bill
  • Planning considerations post-Act