Event Contact

Nancy Gerber 
Maine Association of Professional Accountants 
207 510-0057 

Maine Association of Professional Accountants

 Gear Up 1040 Seminars December 2021

We are pleased to host two days of Gear Up Live Webinars

Monday December 6 & Tuesday December 7, 2021

This is a remote online event.

The seminars begin at 8am and end at 4:15pm each day.


MAPA membership ($80 for active members) saves $80 on this two-day seminar and will provide savings on MAPA seminars through June 2022.  Applications are available on our website (ourmapa.org), or by clicking on the link below.

MAPA Application

Gear Up 1040 2021

Presented by Gear Up Speakers:

Brian Eisenmenger on Monday 12/6 

Susan Eaton on Tuesday 12/7

             16 hours CPE (CPA & IRS CE) 

This comprehensive course covers key tax issues for completing complicated individual returns including family return issues, taxpayers with investments, retirement income, the sole proprietor, and business and rental activity owners. Stay current with in-depth coverage of recent legislation, case law developments, and relevant notices, announcements, revenue rulings and procedures.  Speakers are all practicing preparers who share practical tips to help you get ready for this tax season. Coverage includes:  

  • Economic impact payments (EIPs) (also known as recovery rebate credits) – 2021 and round three.
  • The excess business loss limitation is back and here to stay for an extra year.
  • Temporary advance payments of the child tax credit in 2021 and sweeping enhancements of this popular personal tax credit.
  • Earned income tax credit – 2021 changes and beyond.  
  • Changes to the education credits and deductions and the rules associated with debt discharge
  • The rules of retirement plan accumulation and distribution  
  • Strategies to maximize personal credits – earned income tax credit and credits for sick and family leave for certain self-employed individuals.
  • The child and dependent care credit more than doubled for 2021 for qualifying taxpayers.
  • Special 2021 retirement distribution rules for qualified disaster distributions.
  • Reporting of interest, dividends, and capital gains  
  • Tax practice and taxpayer strategies to safeguard confidential taxpayer information   
  • Recent tax legislation and its impact on an individual taxpayer’s net operating loss (NOL), including new rules for farming NOLs.
  • SBA’s PPP loan forgiveness – Schedule C or Schedule F outcomes.
  • Self-employment taxation exclusion applicable to rentals from real estate  
  • The CARES Act retroactive changes to qualified improvement property (QIP)  
  • Final regulations defining real property for purposes of IRC Sec. 1031 tax-free like-kind exchanges 
  • The qualified business income deduction (QBID) under IRC Sec. 199A – an endangered species? 
  • Plus, much more


SAVE THE DATES: MAPA Seminars and Annual Meeting

June 6 & 7, 2022

Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine

(we hope to be able to host the event live)

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