Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

Each year, income tax return preparation is affected by inflation-related changes to various limits and new tax laws. This course will look at those changes and new laws. The 2023 Annual Tax Season Update course is based on the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course and is designed to provide valuable information to persons preparing individual 1040 income tax returns reflecting clients’ 2022 income.  It does not, however, satisfy the Internal Revenue Service’s voluntary annual filing season program. 

The course a) examines new tax law and changes in various limits that reflect inflation, b) provides a general tax review, and c) discusses important rules governing tax return preparer ethics, practices and procedures.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Identify the principal individual income tax changes brought about by recent legislation;
  • Apply the inflation-adjusted and other limits to the proper preparation of taxpayers’ income tax returns;
  • Recognize the federal income tax filing statuses and the criteria for their use;
  • Discover the current status of tax extenders;
  • Identify the types of income that must be recognized;
  • Apply the tax rules to the various credits and adjustments to income that are available to taxpayers;
  • Recognize the penalties that may be imposed on a preparer for failing to meet ethical and practice standards in preparing tax returns; and
  • Identify the duties and restrictions imposed on tax preparers under Circular 230.
Learning Objectives
  • Refer to the "course description" area for the learning objectives.
Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of U.S. federal tax law.
Advanced Preparation

None

Author Details
  • Paul Winn
    Paul Winn

    Paul J. Winn CLU ChFc is a financial writer, editor and trainer in the insurance industry. Past positions have included product developer, compensation officer, marketing VP, VP of strategic planning as well as being President of Maryland Financial Corporation. Mr. Winn has served on multiple Insurance Industry Boards including Baltimore Chapter of CLU and ChFC and Member/Secretary, Advisory Board to New York State Insurance Department. He is well known as a writer and editor of major mutual life insurance company’s agent-training ”university” and has created more than 100 training/continuing education courses. He is also a published book author.

NASBA Sponsor
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBAregistry.org.
IRS Approved
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa LLC is an IRS-approved continuing education provider. Provider #: KKRBE

$99.00

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