Maximizing Itemized Deductions under Current Tax Law (Completed)

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Instructor: Greg White
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

Join experienced practitioner and instructor Greg White, CPA, for an in-depth look at how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) and CARES Act affects the deductions your clients are able to use on their tax returns.

There have been many changes in this area and your clients are counting on you to make sure that they can get the best possible tax treatment on home mortgage interest, charitable deductions, and many others that are affected by the latest reforms.

Who Should Attend
CPAs EAs, tax professionals in public practice and tax staff in private practice who have some experience with federal tax issues and concepts.

Topics Covered

  • Standard Deduction and Personal Exemptions
  • Planning for Itemized Deductions-Playing the Hand You're Dealt
  • Home Mortgage Interest Limits
  • Transforming Interest Expense-Planning to increase interest deductions
  • Property/Income/Sales Taxes
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions
  • Suspension of Unreimbursed Employee Exp.
  • Our Fees
  • Gambling Losses
  • QBID Not Itemized
  • 7.5% Medical
  • Personal Casualty Losses
  • Health Savings Accounts ("HSA's")
  • Investment Advisory Fees
  • 2% Misc. Itemized
  • Investment Advisory Fees

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how to maximize itemized deductions under the latest tax reforms
  • Recognize how donor-advised funds and qualifying charitable distributions can maximize deductible charitable contributions at a minimal cost
  • Recognize and apply case law and administrative guidance to increase the deduction for tax preparation fees
  • Identify deductible home mortgage interest deductability, including the refinancing rules
  • Identify and apply tax regulations to derive benefit from investment advisory fees
  • Recognize and apply elections to increase the deduction for taxes on investment property


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
A basic understanding of federal taxation concepts and itemized deductions on individual income tax returns.

Advance Preparation

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