Friday, June 23, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:40 PM EDT
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The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North 
2974 International Pkwy
Lake Mary 32746

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Ali Schneider, EVP 
Florida Society of Enrolled Agents 

Convention 2017 Newbie 101 


The FSEA has a very exciting day planned for you at Convention 2017.

“FSEA Newbies 101” Friday, June 23 for ONLY $129.00, including lunch with the group!  

A New and Expanded 8 CE Program:

  • Beginning Audits - Jeffrey Schneider, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow 

This course will introduce the attendees to the world of IRS Tax Examinations.  We will discuss how we, as Circular 230 Practitioners, can best represent your client and what the IRS looks for per their own Internal Revenue  Manual and Audit Technique Guides.

  • Introduction to Practice - Don Rosenberg, EA, NTPI Fellow 

In this course, the new EA will learn what practice before the IRS means.  You will learn the structure of the IRS, including the operating divisions and the function of exam, collections, and appeal.  You will also learn who can practice before the IRS and why is important to practice before the IRS. 

We will discuss the taxpayers right to representation and consultation.  The concept of privilege will be explored as we learn how to prepare a form 2848 and taxpayers rights, including best practices for us.

We will briefly explain the representation process as it relates to non-filers, exam, collection and appeals.  

  • Ethics - Don Rosenberg, EA, NTPI Fellow (with the general session attendees)

We will explore Circular 230 so that we can be up to date and ready to operate in the most ethical manner.  We will discuss conflict of interest and other areas of concern to the modern practitioner including ID theft, competency and of course best practices.  We will look at some hypotheticals to open discussion.

  • Giddy ‘Up Partner: Preparing for New IRS Partnership Audit Rules -  Travis Greaves, Attorney and Josh Wu, Attorney (with the general session attendees)
Congress dramatically changed the IRS partnership audit rules for partnership tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. However, the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) regime continues to apply to tax years 2017 and before. The presenters explain the fundamentals of the current TEFRA partnership audit rules with a focus on the difficulties with the process that led to the replacement of TEFRA in the new audit regime. The presenters then discuss the new partnership audit regime and the issues that practitioners should consider when advising clients who are forming new partnerships and amending partnership agreements