AICPA To Webcast Seminars On NQDC, AMT


A Web seminar, “Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Under Section 409A: Implementation Roundtable,” will be held Oct. 2 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. ET. Tax, PFP and PCPS section members may participate free or may pay a discounted price of $74 and receive 21/2 hours of CPE credit (non-section members pay $99). Register for the free program at http://tinyurl.com/5u5jwb, or for CPE, log on to www.cpa2biz.com, go to “Web Events,” and the section discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

Eddie Adkins, from Grant Thornton, and Helen Morrison, acting deputy benefits tax counsel at the Treasury Department, will use a case study and practical examples to provide an overview of the NQDC rules and actions required by the end of 2008. In addition, Karen Field, from KPMG, and Deborah Walker, from Deloitte & Touche, will help answer questions, which may be posted throughout the session.

Then, on Oct. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, the Tax and PFP sections of the AICPA will present “AMT: Strategies to Escape Its Reach.” Joseph W. Walloch of the Walloch Accountancy Corp. of Redlands, Calif., and Norman Solomon of La Jolla, Calif., will moderate the session. Walloch also chairs the Tax Section’s Individual Income Tax Technical Resource Panel. This webcast will cover planning strategies, recent court cases, guidance and legislation, with a focus on planning for investment expenses, income and property taxes, legal expenses, capitalization and miscellaneous itemized deductions. Go to http://pfp.aicpa.org and click on “Web Seminar Series” to register.

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