Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)
Length: 120 minutes (including Q & A)
This web conference will provide an overview of the following:
CPE: Earn up to TWO CE credits – category: Federal Tax Update
PTIN holders: In order to get your CE reported to the IRS, ensure that your first name, last name and PTIN match your account. Your PTIN must begin with the letter P followed by 8 numeric characters. If your name and PTIN are incorrectly entered, you may still receive a certificate but your credit will not be reported to the IRS.
Information & Registration:
Register and attend: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/18604
There’s still time to register and learn all this and so much more during:
EVENT: IRS and CalCPA Committee on Taxation Liaison Meeting
DATE: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
***Available for viewing in all time zones***
COST: NO cost to CalCPA members AND non-members
…and participate for an hour or for all the sessions!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from these IRS speakers:
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Introduction to IRS Future State
Derek Ganter, Western Area Manager
Stakeholder Liaison Field (SLF)
10:15 – 11:10 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Examination Updates, Activities Priorities and Developments
Tim Bilotta, Territory Manager
Victor Aguilar, Revenue Agent Group Manager
SB/SE Field Examination
Appeals Updates, Activities Priorities and Developments
Keith Matsuda, Supervisory Appeals Officer
Appeals Field Operations West
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Collection Updates, Activities, Priorities and Developments
Darren Guillot, Director
SB/SE Field Collection Operation
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Webcast will not be streamed during this time
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Updates, Activities, Priorities and Developments
Michael Shuler, Local Taxpayer Advocate
Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)
2:50 – 3:20 p.m. (Pacific Time)
ID Theft and Data Breach Prevention
Narina Bchtikian, Senior Stakeholder Liaison
Stakeholder Liaison Field (SLF) Western Area
We hope you’ll join us!
New overtime rules kick in on Dec 1st, 2016! Are your clients ready for it? Here's a FREE Web Seminar from Accounting Today and ADP about these new Dept of Labor regs, on November 17th, 2016. (Note: PassKey is not affiliated with these vendors, we are just passing the word).
Here are the details:
Complimentary Web Seminar
November 17, 2016
2 PM ET/11 AM PT
Hosted by Accounting Today
On December 1, all employers must comply with the Department of Labor (DOL)’s new overtime rules. The rules increase the minimum salary required to be considered exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL estimates that approximately 4.2 million workers will be impacted. Accountants should urge their clients to act now to assess the impact on their business and ensure that their pay practices comply with the FLSA.
In this one-hour presentation we will cover:
Sign up on the official Accounting Today link here: http://trib.al/EgiICkK
The IRS is offering a free webcast on backup withholding.
When: November 10, 2016; 2 p.m. (Eastern)
How: Register for this 45-minute event. You will use the same link to attend the event.
Overview of the backup withholding rules for government entities
Federal, State and Local Governments article describing backup withholding rules, payments subject to backup withholding, and how IRS notifies employers
Topic 307 – Backup Withholding
IRS article on general backup withholding rules
Backup Withholding for Missing and Incorrect Name/TIN(s)
Backup Withholding “B” Processes
Information about backup withholding “B” processes
If you get an email with the subject line “Security Awareness for Tax Professionals” from “Your e-Services Team”, do not open it. The email has IRS and e-services logos that link to a phishing site disguised as an e-services registration page. We advise you to block and delete the email without opening it. If you wish, you may report the email to Phishing@irs.gov, but avoid opening the email and be careful not to accidentally click any links in the email itself.
People who click on the link leave themselves vulnerable to theft of sensitive information. If you have already received one of these emails and followed a link, go to the e-services help desk on the IRS site and reset your password. If you use that password for any other account, reset that as well and run an extensive security scan on your computer.
The IRS has released a statement regarding these phishing emails, along with some general advice on how to protect yourself and your clients from email scammers.