This course focuses on the key federal tax issues affecting business from the internal accountant's point of view, with a focus on the major ramifications of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Planning alternatives and the potential risks associated with those strategies will also be discussed.


Distinguish the latest tax developments, rules and regulations affecting business and industry.


  • 2019-20 update and review of key business tax issues changes after the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • Update on the new Section 199A deduction.
  • New 21% corporate tax rate
  • New capitalization, expensing and depreciation rules.
  • New travel and entertainment expense rules.
  • Accounting methods - Cash vs. accrual, Inventory and Section 263A issues.
  • IRS enforcement of the Affordable Care Act Employer mandate
  • Fringe benefits.
  • Independent contractor vs. employee.
  • Basics of identifying and classifying intangible assets.
  • Latest legislative, judicial, and IRS developments.

Who Will Benefit

Financial personnel working for closely-held, for-profit entities.


Category Amount
Tax 8.00
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  • Douglas J. Van Der Aa

    Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Doug is a lively and energetic speaker – especially on the subject of taxes and ethics. For 10 years Doug has been a highly rated speaker and seminar leader throughout the country.

    Doug has over 25 years of professional experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. As a CPA, Doug’s practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.

    Doug taught for ten years as an Adjunct Instructor and for one year as Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in accounting from Dordt College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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