2021 Federal Tax Update


In this course, we review current year developments and planning ideas affecting individual, corporate and business income taxation using a combination of humor and examples. We will emphasize all major new tax legislation as well as other significant tax developments that affect 2021 tax return preparation and 2021 tax planning for individuals, corporations, and non-corporate businesses.

The course format is designed to update CPAs with various levels of experience.


To review major developments in federal income taxation for individuals, corporations, and other businesses having the greatest impact on participants, their clients, and their companies. The course will emphasize developments affecting 2021 returns and tax planning, including provisions contained in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, any other 2021 legislation, and important regulations, rulings, and court cases. The seminar is designed to update participants concerning 2021 tax developments emphasizing practical solutions to problems and tax planning opportunities.


The seminar includes: * A review of the latest new law provisions effective for 2021, such as the: expanded employee retention credit (including maximizing the credit and PPP loan forgiveness), extended Sick Leave and Family Leave credits, extension of excess business loss limitations through 2026, up to $10,200 exclusion for unemployment benefits, stimulus payments and rebate credit, increased child tax credit and dependent care credit, tax-free forgiveness of student loans, 100% deduction for certain business food and beverage expenses, increased charitable contribution limitations, new revised rules for obtaining PPP loan forgiveness, and more; * A review of any other significant 2021 tax legislation; * Final regulations explaining the treatment of inventories and use of the cash method for taxpayers with average gross receipts of $26 million or less; * Regulations extending life expectancies for determining RMDs from IRAs and qualified retirement plans; * Other new tax cases, rulings, and regulations expected to have the most significant impact on individuals and businesses. The presentation will emphasize tax planning opportunities resulting from these recent developments.

Who Should Attend

Individuals having one or more Tax Seasons and a general understanding of individual, corporate and business income taxation who are involved in the preparation and/or review of individual, corporate and business income tax returns or who provide tax planning advice to individuals and businesses.

Required Knowledge

Detailed Knowledge of Taxation and Tax Return Preparation.

Advanced Prep

At Least One “Tax Season.”

Event Speaker(s)

Mr. Don Farmer, CPA ( Don Farmer, CPA, PA, Lenoir, NC ),

Additional Event Information

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CLE program hours are subject to the review from the NC State Bar - Continuing Legal Education. CLE hours may differ from CPE hours and are based on the NC State Bar approval.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021 (8:30 am–4:30 pm ET)
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Monday, December 20, 2021 (8:30 am–4:30 pm ET) , Concord
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Monday, December 20, 2021 (8:30 am–4:30 pm ET)
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Event Vendor:Don Farmer
Field of Study:Taxes
Level: Update
Other:Enrolled Agent

Event Type:Seminar
NASBA Instructional Method:Group Live
Event Code:F0000221

Registration Fees

RegistrationEarly BirdRegular
NCACPA Member$245.00$295.00
Other CPA State Society Member$245.00$295.00
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