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Agriculture Tax/Accounting Conference -A Virtual Event

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm

Online

9.00 Credits

If you have agriculture clients, you won't want to miss this specialized conference. Dig into the latest farm tax issues and planning opportunities in the ag world. Understand the current economic situation and outlook for those in the agriculture industry. Explore issues in estate planning, succession planning, profitability and valuation for farms.

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Economic Update Series

Friday, October 14, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am

Online

1.00 Credits

As the status of the economy weighs heavy on most everyone's minds, MOCPA is hosting a complimentary online Economic Update Series for members, featuring Chris Kuehl, Ph.D. author of the daily Business Intelligence Brief and president of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He will provide a big picture understanding of the current environment and identify important elements to watch for that might impact your business or clients in the short- and near-term.

Cash Conversion Cycle: Tools and Techniques

Friday, August 19, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am

Online

2.00 Credits

How well do you understand your company's cash flows? Good cash management techniques can provide a competitive advantage! This session will show you how to effectively measure and manage your cash conversion cycle. With a more complete understanding of how cash flows through your organization, you can eliminate impediments. Better cash management lowers your borrowing costs, reduces financing needs and creates financial flexibility in your company. This webinar will help you improve how you manage cash! This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Surgent's Federal Tax Update

Friday, August 19, 2022 8:00am - 11:30am

Online

4.00 Credits

Both businesses and individual clients face major changes as a result of tax reform, and tax professionals face the considerable challenge of delivering effective planning advice and services to address this myriad of recent developments. This course addresses this challenge and also encompasses the latest cases and rulings applicable to individual and business clients. Continually updated to reflect enacted legislation.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Surgent's Guide and Update to Compilations, Reviews, and Preparations

Friday, August 19, 2022 8:00am - 11:30am

Online

4.00 Credits

Specifically designed for preparation, compilation, and review practitioners, this course will provide you with a comprehensive review and hands-on application for performing financial statement preparation, compilation, and review engagements. You will learn the ins and outs of applying SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification, as well as the additional guidance related to SSARS engagements through the issuance of SSARS Nos. 22-25 by the ARSC. The course will also review recent peer review feedback on SSARS engagements, providing insights on how to successfully apply this guidance. Not only will this course bring you up to date on SSARSs requirements and guidance, but more importantly, it will provide you with practical examples and illustrations to help you effectively and efficiently perform compilation, preparation, and review engagements.

Surgent's Taking Advantage of Installment Sales and Like-Kind Exchanges

Friday, August 19, 2022 8:00am - 11:30am

Online

4.00 Credits

When real property is sold for a gain, we always try to find ways to defer recognizing income so it won't be necessary to send a check to Uncle Sam. There are two provisions within the Internal Revenue Code that allow the taxpayer to defer recognition of immediate taxable gain in the year of sale: installment sales and like-kind exchanges. Knowing how and when to utilize these provisions makes the CPA very valuable to either their client or the entity they work for. We will also discuss recent proposals which could impact the future of these two provisions.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Individual Tax Fundamentals

Friday, August 19, 2022 8:00am - 4:00pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Learn to decode the IRC's complex set of provisions affecting individual taxpayers so you can provide your clients with the most current tax planning and tax-saving strategies for their tax plans. Update your understanding of critical tax issues including the impact of the latest tax legislation and IRS guidance, including the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to gain a foundation in the federal tax arena for individuals. Learn how to take advantage of present opportunities and prepare your clients for the future.

Surgent's The Complete Guide to Payroll Taxes and 1099 Issues

Friday, August 19, 2022 8:00am - 4:00pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Employment taxes are often overlooked as an area where more planning may be effective. Payroll taxes have become an increasing burden for the average business, and IRS penalties for noncompliance have risen dramatically in recent years. They have also been subject to employer incentives. The Service has announced that uncovering noncompliance by employers ranks high on its audit list. This course presents a comprehensive overview of federal payroll taxes, Form 1099, and related compliance issues.

Project Management: Best Practices, Principles, Mindset

Friday, August 19, 2022 8:30am - 10:30am

Online

2.00 Credits

Project Management is more than being a taskmaster and tracking data. Leading a team and managing client engagements requires a great deal of organization and planning. Some team members are naturally organized, but how many have learned the skills to manage projects? Successfully launching a new technology, onboarding clients, developing a new service... all takes more than a checklist of to-do items. You need to monitor risks and opportunities. You need to gain buy-in to drive adoption. Proper scoping and projections help keep projects on course, and not become a costly experiment that got shoved to the back burner. Project managers are trained in analyzing the data while also managing people. In this session you will learn how to incorporate project management basics and some best practices into your team and organization. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Surgent's Reducing a Business Owner Client's Exposure to Social Security and Self-Employment Taxes

Friday, August 19, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am

Online

2.00 Credits

Many business owner clients wish to minimize their Social Security and self-employment tax liabilities. This course provides tax practitioners with the background to understand what kinds of income constitute self-employment income and earned income. It covers strategies that can be used to reduce clients' exposure to the self-employment tax and Social Security tax.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Surgent's Successfully Completing a Gift Tax Return -- Form 709

Friday, August 19, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am

Online

2.00 Credits

Since the early 2000s, the estate tax burden on taxpayers has gradually decreased along with the number of practitioners specializing in the field. Nevertheless, some of your most wealthy clients will have a taxable estate. For these select clients, making large gifts before death can be extremely tax efficient for the client and profitable for the practitioner filing the gift tax return. Learning how to file a basic gift tax return can help you attract and retain clients, increase your value-add, and generate revenue.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

The Lifecycle of a Criminal Tax Investigation

Friday, August 19, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am

Online

2.00 Credits

Who investigates tax crimes and how are tax crimes prosecuted? Considered the "World's Finest Financial Investigators", the IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) has sole jurisdiction in tax crimes and boasts a greater than 90% conviction rate. This agency was responsible for Al Capone going to federal prison and 90 years later they continue to investigate tax crimes such as tax evasion, filing false tax returns, and unpaid employment taxes. The course discusses how IRS-CI finds tax cases to prosecute, what happens during the course of the investigation, what techniques are used to prove tax crimes, what federal criminal statutes are commonly used, how IRS-CI evaluates an investigation, and the expected consequences of a successful prosecution.

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

Friday, August 19, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm

Online

3.50 Credits

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the first webcast in the AI series and will provide a practical overview of artificial intelligence, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL); introducing key concepts, capabilities and the fundamental knowledge needed to understand the AI revolution from a business perspective. Real-world examples and use cases will be used to explain and illustrate concepts throughout the webcast. Key Topics: Differences between AI, ML and DL; Benefits of Artificial Intelligence; AI applications and capabilities and how it drives a competitive advantage; Explanation of the importance of data in AI applications; Industry drivers and real-world examples of AI

K2's Small Business Internal Controls, Security, and Fraud Prevention and Detection

Friday, August 19, 2022 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Internal controls are more important than ever, and their importance increases seemingly on a daily basis. However, internal controls present a challenge for many smaller organizations. In this program, you will learn how to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective internal control structure in a small business environment. You will identify how to assess risk in smaller organizations and how to implement preventive, detective, deterrent, and compensating controls to mitigate these risks, even in the absence of proper segregation of duties. Additionally, by participating in this program, you will learn technology-focused techniques for preventing and detecting fraud as well as securing information systems and sensitive data. As a participant, you will benefit from the case studies used in class in which theoretical concepts are implemented and demonstrated in leading small business accounting software programs, such as QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, Sage 50/Peachtree, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Sage 100. For small organizations, maintaining an effective system of internal controls presents a significant challenge. Implementing many of the theoretical concepts surrounding internal controls - such as segregation of duties - may not be practical or even possible in some cases. Consequently, the current internal control structure of many small businesses fosters an environment in which too much risk is present. This, coupled with the presence of uncontrolled information systems and computerized accounting software, can often lead to disastrous results. Participate in this program to learn the necessary insights and tools to design, implement, and monitor effective internal controls, security, and anti-fraud measures in small organizations.

Legislative Update

Friday, August 19, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am

Online

1.00 Credits

During the 2022 Missouri legislative session, many bills of interest to CPAs, their organizations and clients were filed. Chuck Pierce, CPA, author of MOCPA's Government Advocacy e-news, discusses which ones were passed, and examines the impact they could have on the profession. Highlights of this course include:• Final results of the 2022 session, which bills were signed or vetoed;• Discussion of a possible special session for tax cuts; and• Overview of the elections and their potential impact on the next legislative session.

CFO Series-Cash Management: Strategies for Long Term Success

Friday, August 19, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Businesses depend on adequate capital and cash flow. While someone else may handle day-to-day cash management procedures, the CFO must take the lead in strategic cash management decisions. When a company goes into a growth mode, boards often replace those who can't manage cash strategically. This webinar will help you to function at the highest level. We review strategies on how to plan for your cash needs appropriately. Cash does not manage itself!

Ethics: Giving Thanks - How to Master the Art of Gratitude

Friday, August 19, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

How grateful are you? In this critically important webinar, we will explore exactly what gratitude is and why it is a crucial component of your work as a CPA. Even if you believe you're already a deeply grateful person, you'll still learn some new strategies for expressing gratitude effectively. Forbes Contributor Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, will show you how to use LinkedIn in a novel way to say "thank you." You'll also find better and worse ways of letting clients, team members, family members and friends know that you care about them. You'll understand why gratitude is a matter of ethics and not merely etiquette. Finally, you'll discover how to use questions about gratitude in job interviews and performance reviews. Why not hire and promote people who are not only knowledgeable and skilled but also grateful? You will be thankful for having taken this valuable webinar! This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Key Considerations For Setting Up A Crypto Payment System

Friday, August 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am

Online

1.00 Credits

Key factors and considerations for organizations seeking to implement a cryptocurrency-based payment system. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Taxation of Judgements and Settlements

Friday, August 19, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

In the course of legal actions, payments may be made pursuant to a final disposition of a court case or a mutually agreed-upon settlement. This course will cover the tax implications for payments made for personal injury, emotional distress, lost wages, punitive awards, pre- and post-judgement interest, contract claims, among other damages. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Public Charity Qualification Under the Public Support Tests

Friday, August 19, 2022 11:30am - 2:00pm

Online

2.50 Credits

This session comprises one of four Form 990 Master Classes available to those wanting intermediate-to-advanced training on topics that comprise the 990's most difficulty arenas. The two public support tests have been utilized since the finalization of Regulations to the 1969 statutory changes that subdivided the 501(c)(3) world into "private foundations" and "public charities." The tests' application remains murky to most preparers (even though they have been in existence, virtually unchanged, for decades). This session has two key goals: first, ensuring that participants understand the design, reach, and purpose of each test; and second, making practitioners conversant (with the materials as back-up) h of each test's line-by-line inputs. While it is impossible "to have fun" with these tests, participants will walk away knowing where pressure points exist and how those vary depending on an organization's specific successes or gaps in achieving diversity of so-called "public support." What is possible and achievable from this session is that these tests can be mastered! This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.