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Ethical Tax Practice Challenges and Circular 230

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  Industry |  Tax |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
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2 Hours
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This presentation will provide a detailed analysis of the Circular 230 rules for conduct of a tax practice, with a review of the political, legislative and regulatory rules impacting every accounting and tax professional. Best practices and guidance provided by the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct will be discussed.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Apply professional guidance to professionals in public practice accounting

Major Subjects
  • Circular 230 (IRS) rules for conducting a "best" tax practice
  • How to avoid tax return preparation penalties
  • Recent developments impacting today's tax practice
  • Review of tax return preparer's registration rules
  • Explanation of the revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Contingent fees.

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Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD, is a lively and energetic speaker on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions for conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for state CPA societies and other organizations throughout the country.

Van Der Aa has more than 25 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. His practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.

Van Der Aa taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor and for one year as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.


Mon, Aug 02, 2021 - 05:00pm to 06:52pm EDT
Fri, Aug 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:52pm EDT
Fri, Sep 03, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:52pm EDT
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:52pm EDT
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 - 05:00pm to 06:52pm EDT
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:52pm EDT
Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:52pm EDT
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:52pm EST
Thu, Dec 02, 2021 - 05:00pm to 06:52pm EST
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:52pm EST

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Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation


Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For

CPAs in public practice and members in industry working

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Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

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