2023/2022 Easy Update & Inflation Adjustments - 8 CPE
2023/2022 Easy Update & Inflation Adjustments
Mini-Course Description & Study Guide
This mini-course examines key individual, business, retirement, and estate tax provisions recently enacted or indexed for inflation in an overview format that is easy to reference. The emphasis is on quick access to major tax changes having special meaning to the tax practitioner and return preparer. The course is a great resource and a way for professionals and staff alike to easily get the “big chunks” and bring their professional knowledge up to speed.
Completion Deadline & Exam: This course, including the examination, must be completed within one year of the date of purchase. In addition, unless otherwise indicated, no correct or incorrect feedback for any exam question will be provided.
Course Level: Overview. This program is appropriate for professionals at all organizational levels.
Field of Study: Taxes
Prerequisite: General understanding of federal income taxation.
Advanced Preparation: None
Learning Assignment & Objectives
As a result of studying the assigned materials, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below.
At the start of the materials, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Tax brackets
* Tax credits
* Education credits
* Business deductions & credits
* Retirement plan contribution and phaseout limits
* SECURE Act provisions
* Gift and estate taxes
* Inflation Reduction Act
After reading the materials, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the various issues affected by inflation and recent tax law developments especially as they relate to individual tax brackets, exemptions & deductions, the AMT, the child tax credit, alimony, HSAs, education plans, and energy credits.
2. Determine the key business tax issues affected by inflation adjustments and recent legislative changes, including corporate tax rates, entertainment expenses, tax credits & deductions, bonus depreciation, expensing, standard mileage rates, employment taxation, repatriation of foreign income, small business stock, partnership taxation, and excessive compensation.
3. Specify differences between various retirement plans, including inflation-adjusted contribution limits and phaseout limits, and determine estate taxes by identifying trust income tax rates and determining applicable exclusion amounts.
4. Apply changes imposed by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) relating to credits allowed for the individual acquisition of qualified electric vehicles and energy-efficient home improvements and property.
5. Recognize a wide spectrum of renewable energy credits and the application of the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements.
6. Specify key IRA business and Medicare provisions, including energy-efficient buildings, corporate AMT, loss limits, and drug reforms.
After studying the materials, answer exam questions 1 to 40.
This course and test have been adapted from materials and information contained in the above text and any supplemental material provided. This course is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice and assumes no liability whatsoever in connection with its use. Since laws are constantly changing, and are subject to differing interpretations, we urge you to do additional research and consult appropriate experts before relying on the information contained in this course to render professional advice.