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Federal Direct provides best in class continuing education options for practitioners in the tax preparation industry. Real world tax topics presented in plain English, by tax professionals! Breaking complex and confusing topics down so you not only learn their impact on your clients but training so you can set yourself apart from your competition as the sought out, go-to tax advisor! Taxes, preparation and representation at both the IRS and state levels can be intimidating; we want to help you be your best, know the relevant topics, and where to find the answers.

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Flexible continuing education options

Upcoming live webinars

  • Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation: Depreciation

    This course - the ninth in our "Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation" series [+]

    - covers the treatment of deducting capital expenses through a process known as depreciation. Discussions include the use of Form 4562, how to interpret asset statements from other preparers, and similar treatments to depreciation like amortization. Included are also discussions on utilizing advanced forms of depreciation and expensing, like Section 179 or special bonus depreciation.[-]
  • Annual Tax Season Updates: TY2017

    This course will cover tax law changes that will affect 2017 tax returns filed [+]

    starting in January of 2018. Each year there are changes to the IRS tax code, with new inflationary changes to statutory figures and tax credits. We will go into detail on the most recent changes and how they will affect your clients return filing for the coming tax season.[-]
  • Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation: Dependents

    This course - the tenth in our "Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation" series [+]

    - will cover claiming dependents and will highlight the numerous effects of dependents on the return, from intersectionality with filing status to the numerous credits available.[-]
  • Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation: Dependency-based Credits

    This course - the eleventh in our "Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation" series [+]

    - will expand on the most popular credits; The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Special focus will be paid on a handful of descriptive scenarios to highlight the process of handling dependency-based credit claims.[-]
  • IRS Intitiatives, Policies, and Procedures for TY2017

    This course explores IRS enforcement policy and the increased focus on data security, identity [+]

    theft, and collection practices. Provided is a comprehensive overview of IRS policy foci during the tax year.[-]
  • Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation: Education Benefits and Credits

    This course - the twelfth in our "Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation" series [+]

    - will cover the various tax benefits and credits associated with education as outlined primarily in IRS Publication 970.[-]
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