Gear Up 1040

Monday December 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM -to- 5:00 PM 

Tuesday December 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM -to- 4:30 PM 


Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks-formerly Marriott
200 Sable Oaks Drive
South Portland, ME 04106

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Click here to reserve your room by Nov. 15, 2019 at the MAPA Special Rate of $109 per night!

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Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks



Nancy Gerber
Maine Association of Professional Accountants

DECEMBER 2 & 3 , 2019

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


This comprehensive course covers key tax issues for individual returns, including in-depth coverage of recent legislation, case law developments, and relevant revenue rulings and procedures to help the busy practitioner stay current.

We will review the groundbreaking deduction for qualified business income (IRC Sec. 199A), including new guidance on wages and the rental real estate safe harbor.  The course will incorporate planning considerations in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

The course will also address deductible meals expense in the workplace, tackle tax challenges facing special industries including shared economy businesses and marijuana dispensaries, and explore the unique tax incentives offered by Qualified Opportunity Funds. 

Conference Speakers:

Richard Parchman, CPA and Abe Carnow, CPA


A digital version of the manual is again 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.