Tax Talk Today Features IRS and Tax Professionals Presenting, “Business Tax Law Update 2013”

Expert Panel Explains Federal Tax Laws for 2013 Business Tax Returns

WASHINGTON--()--Tax Talk Today®, an online series of webcasts educating tax professionals on current and critical tax issues, announced the topic for its February program, “Business Tax Law Update 2013 – How Taxing Will It Be?”. The Live webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 at 2 PM ET.

Robyn Tuczak, IRS Affordable Care Act Implementation, Jeff Buchanan, IRS Lead Tax Law Specialist, Tax Forms & Publications Division, Lonnie Gary, EA, USTCP, Partner, Young, Craig & CO., LLP and John Sheeley, EA, John Sheeley, Inc., will address the numerous tax issues related to 2013 Business Tax filings and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for employers. Complete program description.

The broadcast will be Archived for 12 months for viewers who are unable to watch the Live program, or wish to complete a QAS Self Study CPE program. Viewers can earn 1 CPE for completing this program, and may email questions before and during the program.

Specific topics that will be discussed:

Affordable Care Act

  • Impact of Affordable Care Act on (ACA) Filing Season for Employers
    • Additional Medicare Tax
    • Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT)
  • Current 2014 ACA Marketplace Provisions for Small Employers
    • Small Employer Health Care Credit
      • Eligibility and Requirements
      • How to claim
      • Changes for 2014
      • Transition Relief
  • 2015 ACA Marketplace Provisions
    • Employer mandate delayed
    • Employer Shared responsibility and Reporting of Health Care
    • FTE employees -- Who or what are they

Filing 2013 Federal Tax Returns

  • Delayed Start to Filing Season (Update)
  • Home Office Safe Harbor
    • Simplified option
    • How to claim
  • "Repair" Regs
    • Elective 2013, mandatory 2014
    • Repair vs. Capitalization
      • Describe betterment, restoration and adaptation
      • Define unit of property
      • De minimis safe harbors
      • Other safe harbors
        • Small business taxpayers
        • Routine maintenance
      • Materials and supplies defined
      • Partial disposition of assets
  • Inflation Adjustments
    • Section 179 expensing
    • Standard mileage rate
  • Permanent Patch to AMT
  • Impact of Expired Provisions
    • Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction
    • Biofuel Producer Credit
    • Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Mixture Credit
    • Credit for Employer Differential Wage Payments
    • Credit for Increasing Research Activities
    • Energy Efficient Appliance Credit
    • Energy Efficient Home Credit
    • Work opportunity credit
    • Energy efficient home and appliance credits
    • Empowerment zone credit
    • Indian Employment Credit
    • Mine Rescue Team Training Credit
    • Qualified Railroad Track Maintenance Credit

Viewers needing Continuing Professional Education credit (CPE Credit) can take advantage of a Tax Talk Today subscription price of $255.00 or $17.00/credit for 15 CPE credits, which includes all 8 programs. Up to 30 CPE credits can be purchased. Tax Talk Today is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider.

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An 8-program, 15 CPE, webcast series, designed to educate tax professionals with reliable information about complex tax issues. Tax Talk Today features roundtable discussions and real-time interaction with industry professionals, and IRS officials. Tax Talk Today collaborates with the IRS and the NAEA to provide content meeting CPE Credit requirements for CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Voluntary RTRPs, attorneys, and all professionals needing CPE credits in the tax area. Programs are available Live, Archived or Podcast. Contact Paul Lamonia at 202-559-9330 or or visit


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Release Summary

Tax Talk Today features Jeff Buchanan and Robyn Tuczak from the IRS, Feb. 11, 2014. Panelists will discuss the numerous tax issues related to filing 2013 Business returns on Live Webcast.


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Paul Lamonia, 202-559-9330