Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM EDT

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
363 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME 04106

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Room rates starting at $169 per night for reservations made before August 24th (limited capacity).

Call the DoubleTree 1-800-560-7753 and indicate that you are with 'The Maine Association of Professional Accountants' room block.

Online bookings, use group code "MAA".



Sharon Perkins
Maine Association of Professional Accountants

Maine Association of Professional Accountants


 Gear Up Business Entities two day seminar 


The 2018 business entities seminar is designed for practitioners that advise small businesses (less than 25 million in gross receipts). Taught by seasoned tax professionals, the course will help you navigate the business provisions changes of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other law changes.

Registration includes 16 hours of CPE and lunch. The seminar begins at 8am and ends at 4:30pm.

MAPA membership ($80 for Active members) saves $100 on this two-day seminar and will provide savings on all MAPA seminar registrations (including December 2018 Gear Up 1040) through June 2019.

Applications are available on our website, or by clicking on this link.


Renewal invoices are currently being mailed to existing members.


Gear Up Business Entities two day seminar

This year's topics include:

•Analysis of the new 100% expensing
•The interplay of Code Sec. 179 expenses, bonus depreciation, and 15-year life with regard to qualified improvement property
•S corp vs. C corp planning in the light of flat 21% corporate tax rate and the elimination of the corporate AMT
•New interest limits: Will they affect your clients?
•New like-kind exchange rules
•Modification of the net operating loss deduction
•New excess business deductions limitation
•The loss of “entertainment”
•Changes in accounting methods including the changes that relate to small contractors
•Calculating the new pass-through deduction correctly
•The termination of the technical termination
•Other timely topics