2019 Becker Tax Conference

Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education for over 60 years, is proud to present our third annual Tax Conference. We have invited some of our most engaging and highly-rated speakers to join us again this year.


We are committed to providing an outstanding learning experience where our speakers conduct lively, interactive sessions focused on the most up-to-date tax law information. With insight from these tax experts, over 2.5 days (20 CPE credits), we are confident the conference will arm you with the knowledge you need to effectively serve your clients.


December 9-11, 2019

Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (NEW location!)

CPE: 20 credits


REGISTER by 7/31/19 for $300 Savings*! Use CODE TAX300 through July 31, 2019.

$995 $695

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*Offer ends 7/31/2019. Not valid in AL. Cancellation policy: Full refund if customer cancels within 30 days of purchase. 50% refund if cancellation after 30 days of purchase and before 30 days of the conference date of December 9, 2019. No refunds will be issued within 30 days of the conference date of December 9, 2019.

Venue


This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Becker Professional Education secured a discounted room rate of $125 plus taxes & fees for the 2019 Tax Conference.

 

Reserve your hotel room for $125 per night for the conference dates. Or call the Aria contact center at (866) 359-7757 or (702) 590-7757 and reference the 3rd Annual Becker Conference.

 

Speakers

John Stevko John M. Stevko, CPA, has over 40 years of professional experience as a tax practitioner, national seminar instructor, writer, and business owner. John began his career with what is now a “Big 4” public accounting firm before founding a local CPA firm in Beaverton, Oregon. At the same time, John began speaking for Gear Up Tax seminars, eventually becoming a managing partner of the business. John has lectured on tax law and healthcare reform throughout the country at national conferences and in-house for top 100 CPA firms and the large banking industry. John is a graduate of the University of California at Davis.
Tara Fisher

Tara Fisher, CPA, has been practicing international tax for over 15 years. Her professional background includes working for the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, the national tax practice of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and the University of Pittsburgh. During her time with Congress, Tara worked on the Senate Finance Committee's investigation of Enron Corporation and assisted with the ratification of bilateral income tax treaties with the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. While working for PwC, Tara was stationed abroad in London, where she advised European companies investing in the United States. Tara's extensive international and government experience led to the creation of two new courses at the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business--Tax Policy and International Tax. Tara is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia and holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Virginia.

Stan Pollock

Stan Pollock, CPA, earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge in 1980. He now runs a two office tax, accounting and consulting practice in Oakland and San Francisco, California. The practice focuses on high net worth individuals and small businesses, providing quality, personalized financial and tax guidance. Stan has taught continuing education courses to practitioners throughout the country on a regular basis for over 10 years. Stan has been a regular guest on a local radio talk show discussing taxes and has been quoted several times in local papers. He previously taught accounting courses in junior colleges in Southern California.

Tim Gearty

Tim Gearty, CPA, MBA, JD is the Editor-in-Chief for Becker Professional Education. In addition to his editorial leadership, Tim also serves as National Lead Instructor for Becker. Tim is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on a variety of accounting and tax topics, and has appeared as keynote speaker for several Fortune 100 companies as well as many national associations. He has frequently been called upon over the past twenty years to present accounting and tax topics to large groups, organizations, and corporations, accounting firms and in legal proceedings. Tim is a partner in Gearty & McIntyre, LLP, CPA, a firm which specializes in business advisory services, litigation support and forensic accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member and trustee of the New Jersey Society of Public Accountants. He holds a BS in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and both a MBA in Finance and Law Degree (JD) from Seton Hall University. Tim is a member of the New Jersey and American Bar Associations.

Agenda


Monday, December 9, 2019

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. (Tim Gearty) New Federal Tax Developments: Focus on Providing Services to Businesses in the Cannabis Industry

10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Tim Gearty) New State Tax Developments

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Tara Fisher) Tax Policy Process and International Tax Update

3:15 p.m-5:00 p.m. (John Stevko) Individual Income Tax Update (Part 1)

5:00 Welcome Cocktail Reception

Total CPE Day 1= 8 hours


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. (Stan Pollock) Corporate and Pass-Through Entity Tax Update (Part 1)

10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Stan Pollock) Corporate and Pass-Through Entity Tax Update (Part 2)

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (John Stevko) Section 199A Developments and Lessons Learned

3:15 p.m-5:00 p.m. (TBD) Secret Tech Weapons

Total CPE Day 2= 8 hours


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. (John Stevko) Individual Tax Update (Part 2)

10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Stan Pollock and John Stevko) 2020 Tax Planning Tips and Strategies

Total CPE Day 3= 4 hours


Total CPE for Conference: 20 Total Hours


Agenda subject to change

2019 Becker Tax Conference

Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education for over 60 years, welcomes you to our third Annual Tax Conference. We’re confident that you will have an outstanding learning experience with three days of insights from industry experts.


December 9-11, 2019

Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (NEW location!)

CPE: 20 credits


REGISTER by 7/1/19 for $300 Savings*! Use CODE TAX300 through July 1, 2019.

$995 $695

*Offer ends 7/1/2019. Not valid in AL.

2019 Becker Tax Conference

Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education for over 60 years, welcomes you to our third Annual Tax Conference. We’re confident that you will have an outstanding learning experience with three days of insights from industry experts.


December 9-11, 2019

Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (NEW location!)

CPE: 20 credits


REGISTER by 7/1/19 for $300 Savings*! Use CODE TAX300 through July 1, 2019.

$995 $695

*Offer ends 7/1/2019. Not valid in AL.

Agenda coming soon!

Check back periodically for updates or provide your email.

This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Becker Professional Education secured a discounted room rate of $125 plus taxes & fees for the 2019 Tax Conference.

 

Reserve your hotel room for $125 per night for the conference dates. Or call the Aria contact center at (866) 359-7757 or (702) 590-7757 and reference the 3rd Annual Becker Conference.

 

John Stevko, CPA

John Stevko
John M. Stevko has over 40 years of professional experience as a tax practitioner, national seminar instructor, writer, and business owner. John began his career with what is now a “Big 4” public accounting firm before founding a local CPA firm in Beaverton, Oregon. At the same time, John began speaking for Gear Up Tax seminars, eventually becoming a managing partner of the business. John has lectured on tax law and healthcare reform throughout the country at national conferences and in-house for top 100 CPA firms and the large banking industry. John is a graduate of the University of California at Davis.

Tara Fisher, CPA

Tara Fisher

Tara Fisher has been practicing international tax for over 15 years. Her professional background includes working for the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, the national tax practice of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and the University of Pittsburgh. During her time with Congress, Tara worked on the Senate Finance Committee's investigation of Enron Corporation and assisted with the ratification of bilateral income tax treaties with the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. While working for PwC, Tara was stationed abroad in London, where she advised European companies investing in the United States. Tara's extensive international and government experience led to the creation of two new courses at the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business--Tax Policy and International Tax. Tara is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia and holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Virginia.

Stan Pollock, CPA

Stab Pollock

Stan Pollock, CPA, earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge in 1980. He now runs a two office tax, accounting and consulting practice in Oakland and San Francisco, California. The practice focuses on high net worth individuals and small businesses, providing quality, personalized financial and tax guidance. Stan has taught continuing education courses to practitioners throughout the country on a regular basis for over 10 years. Stan has been a regular guest on a local radio talk show discussing taxes and has been quoted several times in local papers. He previously taught accounting courses in junior colleges in Southern California.