This program addresses the recent changes imposed by recent tax legislation that real estate owners and investors need to know, including Section 199A, the new Section 163(j) interest expense limits and the opportunity to elect out. An introduction to opportunity zones and other important issues will also be addressed.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • To provide a review and update of recent tax legislation affecting real estate tax owners and investors.


  • Recent tax legislation, rules and developments impacting real estate owners and investors.
  • Section 179 for qualified real property.
  • Section 179 for non-residential roofs, HVAC fire protection and security systems.
  • Section 163(j) interest expense limitation, including electing out and ADS depreciation.
  • Introduction to opportunity zones.

Who Will Benefit

CPAs in public practice and industry seeking an update on the latest tax developments affecting the real estate owners and investors.


Category Amount
Tax 4.00


  • 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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