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Top Federal Tax Issues for 2018

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:40 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $219.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $288.00


Get the latest on the top federal tax issues heading into 2018.

The federal tax landscape is always changing and 2018 may see some significant changes. Taxpayers and tax practitioners are impacted by court cases, legislation, revenue rulings as well as other issuances from the Treasury Department and the IRS.

This is especially true now as major tax reforms are on the horizon. We will highlight hot topics and review federal tax developments which will affect 2017 tax return preparation.

 We will also discuss year-end tax planning for individuals and businesses that are still available before the December 31 deadline. Our focus will be both on domestic and international tax reporting issues. You will find value in gaining a broad understanding of what's on the tax horizon for next year.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to explain the benefits of year-end tax planning techniques to clients.
  • You will be able to identify IRS enforcement initiatives which may impact your clients.
  • You will be able to discuss and plan for 2018 IRS inflation adjustments.
  • You will be able to recognize the essential elements of U.S. tax reform efforts.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

  • IRS Enforcement and Other Initiatives

  • Notable 2017 U.S. Tax Court Cases

  • Hot Topic Round-up

  • Tax Reform Status Review and Update

  • Quick Tips: Year-End Tax Planning Review

  • Including Anticipated Inflation Adjustments for 2018

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CFP
  • CLE
  • CPE
  • AIPB

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Morris N. Robinson, Esq., CPA, LL.M., M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

  • Founder of M. Robinson & Company, P.C., Tax Law Specialists, a tax firm located in Boston's financial district since 2005
  • Experienced tax lawyer and certified public accountant with more than 30 years of tax law practice
  • Focuses his practice on federal, international, and multistate taxation of businesses and individuals; this includes tax planning for the sale of businesses and resolving highly complex tax issues under the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
  • Frequent speaker in front of local and national audiences on topics ranging from family-oriented tax planning to the tax and legal issues facing retirees living overseas
  • Written numerous publications including “State Voluntary Disclosure Programs: An Overview,” Tax Analysts, State Tax Notes (January 18, 2016) and “Use State Voluntary Disclosure When Complying with Expanded Nexus,” Tax Analysts, State Tax Notes (February 29, 2016)
  • Member of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (president, New England Chapter), Boston Bar Association (Federal Tax Committee), and Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (State and Federal Tax Committees)
  • J.D. and LL.M degrees, Boston University School of Law; B.S. degree, Babson College
  • Can be contacted at 617-428-0055,, on LinkedIn®:, or on Twitter®: @MRobinsonCo

Yale Yechiel N. Robinson, Esq., M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

  • Attorney at M. Robinson & Company, P.C., Tax Law Specialists since 2014
  • Practice focus includes responding to federal and state tax audits and collection defense
  • Contributes to the Massachusetts Tax Alert™ blog and the firm’s Annual Tax Update seminars; topics include recent litigation at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and the Supreme Judicial Court
  • Member of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA); published an article in the Boston Patent Law Association newsletter on ”Patent Agent Privilege in the United States and Canada”
  • J.D. degree, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; B.A. degree in Chemistry, Yeshiva University in 2007; studying toward an LL.M. degree at the Graduate Tax Program of Boston University
  • Can be contacted at 617-428-0199 or

Patricia Weisgerber, Esq., LL.M., M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

  • Attorney at M. Robinson & Company, P.C., Tax Law Specialists
  • Practice focus includes federal, state and international tax law emphasizing on FATCA, FBAR and IRS voluntary disclosure programs, preparation of international tax returns, international tax audits, international tax consultation and other tax and legal issues affecting globally-mobile tax-payers
  • Experience with small business state tax audits, state domicile audits and IRS domestic voluntary disclosure programs as well as other tax controversy matters
  • Guest speaker on reporting foreign assets, foreign retirement planning, charitable planning and change of domicile issues
  • Blog contributor to The Massachusetts Tax Alert® on international tax, retirement, philanthropy and other tax controversy and legal issues
  • Member: American Bar Association, Tax Section; Boston Bar Association International Law Committee; Trusts and Estates Consortium of Boston (Philanthropy Committee Chair)
  • J.D. degree, Suffolk University Law School; LL.M. degree, Boston University School of Law; B.S. degree, St. Bonaventure University
  • Can be contacted at 617-428-0043 or

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