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Long Island University’s Center for Accounting and Tax Education Hosts 11th Annual IRS Tax Seminar for Tax Professionals, Jan. 5, 2012

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Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus Center for Accounting and Tax Education (CATE) and the Internal Revenue Service will host their 11th Annual Tax Practitioner Seminar this January.

The event will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brooklyn Campus, in downtown Brooklyn, at 1 University Plaza, on the corner of Flatbush & DeKalb avenues, in Room HS 107. CATE is part of the Department of Accounting, Taxation & Law at the Campus’s School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences.

"This seminar provides excellent presentations and, this year, for the first time, in addition to CPAs earning Continuing Professional Education credits, attorneys will earn Continuing Legal Education credits," said Brooklyn Campus Accounting Professor Myrna L. Fischman, director of CATE and seminar coordinator. Eight CPE credits and/or eight CLE credits will be awarded.

The presentations and presenters are:

"The New Compliance Edge: Examination and Collection," William Marshall, Director, Examination (North Atlantic), IRS, and Mark Newman, Group Manager, Collection Group 20, IRS;

"Retirement Planning Strategies and Tools," Gerard J. Andrews, Senior Vice President - Investments, Merrill Lynch;

"Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report (FBAR)-What’s Up?" Gary Watkins, Chief, BSA/Special Programs, IRS SB/SE;

"Circular 230 and the Return Preparers Program-Preparers penalty;" Special Guest Speaker, Jack Trachtenberg, Deputy Commissioner and Taxpayer Rights Advocate, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance;

"Federal Tax Updates and Planning Strategies for Small Businesses," Jack Gold, CPA, Adelman Katz and Mond LLP;

"Estate & Gift Tax planning-Tax Updates and Future Strategies," Lawrence Keiser, CPA, JD, Stern, Keiser, Panken and Wohl;

"Federal Tax Updates and Planning Strategies for Individuals," Warren M. Bergstein, CPA, Adelman, Katz, and Mond LLP;

"Tri-State Tax Updates and Related Topics, Including Sale Tax and Marriage Equality Laws," Mark H. Levin, CPA Own Account.

The cost of the Tax Practitioner Seminar is $125, including breakfast, lunch and all materials. To apply, please contact Dr. Fischman at (718) 780-4062.

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Posted 12/05/2011

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