Ethics                                                                            Sunday December 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM -to- 6:00 PM        

Gear Up 1040

Monday December 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM -to- 5:00 PM 

Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM -to- 4:30 PM 


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

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Click here to reserve your room by Nov. 19, 2018 at the MAPA Special Rate of $119 per night!

Or call 207-871-8000


Mention MAPA Gear Up Seminar



Nancy Gerber
Maine Association of Professional Accountants

DECEMBER 3 & 4 , 2018

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.


DECEMBER 2, 2018

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 individual returns, including in-depth coverage of new legislation, case law developments, and relevant revenue rulings and procedures.

We will review Tax Cuts and Jobs Act individual tax reform provisions, including the new deduction for qualified business income (Code Sec. 199A), modifications to many Schedule A itemized deductions, and the impact of the new marginal tax rate structure on taxpayers.

The course will also address trends in LLC member self-employment taxation, tackle tax challenges facing special industries including shared economy businesses and marijuana dispensaries, and explore tax planning opportunities in the wake of the new tax bill. 

Conference Speakers:

Tim Sundstrom, CPA, CFP and Joseph Calvo, CPA


 Attendees receive a comprehensive manual that alone is worth the price of registration!


A digital version of the manual is available this year. Instructions for download will be sent to all registered attendees.       

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.