Ethics                                                                            Sunday December 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM -to- 6:00 PM        

Gear Up 1040

Monday December 4, 2017 at 8:30 AM -to- 5:00 PM 

Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM -to- 4:30 PM 


Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks
200 Sable Oaks Drive
South Portland, ME 04106

Driving Directions 


Click here to reserve your room by Nov. 16, 2017 at the MAPA Special Rate of $126 per night!

Or call 207-871-8000


Mention MAPA Gear Up Seminar



Nancy Gerber
Maine Association of Professional Accountants

DECEMBER 4TH & 5TH, 2017

16 hours of CPE 

Gear Up's industry-leading two-day 1040 course attracts thousands of attendees each year. Attendees receive a comprehensive manual that alone is worth the price of registration! Gear Up's speakers are practitioners with hands-on experience and recognized authorities in their fields.



2 hours of MAPA Sponsored Ethics CPE 

Dr. Richard J. Spead will present two hours of CPE on ethics. He is a published author of numerous tax articles and a nationally known lecturer on bankruptcy and tax related issues.


This comprehensive course covers key tax issues for completing complicated individual returns.

All topics include coverage of new legislation, new cases, revenue rulings and procedures to help the busy practitioner stay current.

Speakers are all practicing preparers who share practical tips to help you get ready for this tax season.

Some of the hot topics we cover include why AGI matters, resolving ID theft problems, using exceptions for health insurance penalties, updates on SE tax for LLC & LLP members, using a QSEHRA in a small business and reporting in special industries including shared economy businesses and marijuana dispensaries. Tax planning tips have been added to many subjects.

Conference Speakers:

Dec. 4TH - Richard Parchman, CPA  

Dec. 5TH  - Bob Corallino, CPA & Stephen Cadieux, CPA


This Gear Up Tax Seminar will be held regardless of weather conditions. We are unable to issue refunds due to inclement weather, so please check the weather forecasts and plan your travel needs accordingly.