Lessons from Two COVID Tax Seasons

  • Accountant
  • CPA (US)
  • EA
  • MRTP
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Just how much has the pandemic affected the way CPAs conduct their business? Quite a lot, it seems

Every day, we hear tales of how COVID-19 has upended people’s lives—from the way they work to the way they spend their free time. And it’s only natural that CPAs and the businesses they serve have been affected as well.

In the midst of all the uncertainty, one silver lining of the pandemic was that, as tax professionals, we learned strategies about how to approach tax season that we otherwise might not have come across, and how we and our clients alike might benefit from them in the future.

Some of the main themes that emerged:

FROM ONSITE TO OFFSITE

As might be expected, the pandemic brought a rapid—and sometimes enduring—shift to remote work for many CPAs.

NEW NEEDS, NEW REQUESTS

The massive uncertainty associated with COVID-19 naturally unleashed a whole range of new and unprecedented requests and challenges from clients and others.

We’ve adapted, adjusted and benefited from a lot of lessons learned’

Below are some of the takeaways from the last two tax seasons, and although we hope it’s an experience we never have to face again, these strategies can improve the process—even in the best of times.

  • Planning has never been more important.
  • Filing early is still a great strategy
  • Know your firm, your clients and your staff.

In this online CPE webinar, the following major questions will be answered:

  • How did this past tax season go?
  • Which factors contributed to the mess that the last two tax seasons were?
  • What were the effects of government behavior and how to react?
  • What are the effects of client behavior and how to react?
  • What are the effects of staff behavior and how to react?
  • What are the attributes of adaptable practice management systems?

This online CPE course can be a key for the accountants, tax preparers to smoothen the rough patches and improve customer experience and convenience.


Learning Objectives

  • To list the reasons for the last two tax seasons difficulty.
  • To list the factors, we can control and those we cannot.
  • To discuss how we can change our practices to adapt to uncertainty.
  • To discuss how we can influence client behavior to improve our practices.
  • To discuss the strategies to manage our staffs effectively and improve their productivity.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, Tax Professionals, and Other Practitioners desiring to enhance their business management capabilities while earning CPE credit hours.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Senior Accountant
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Preparer
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Management and Organization for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Presenter

About Presenter

FRANK STITELY, CPA (US)

Advisor, Clarity Practice Management, LLC

CEO of Clarity Practice Management, LLC and managing member of Stitely & Karstetter, CPAs. Speaks and present on a wide range of practice management topics including effective workflow, effective client communications, and staff collaboration. Author of "The Relentless CPA: A New 21 Century System for Driving Success at Tax and Accounting Firms. CPA practice specializes in serving small businesses and business owners in the areas of taxation, financial reporting, and business valuation.

About Company

Clarity Practice Management, LLC

www.claritypracticemanagement.com

Clarity Practice Management, LLC provides cloud-based practice management software, which combines project management, client communications,a nd staff collaboration on one platform. Clarity helps CPAs and accountants manage their practices without letting their practices manage them.

Faq

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  • As an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Education in the United States, myCPE online learning platform, courses, and webinars meet the requirements set forth by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), an IFAC Member Organization, as well as the National State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), both IFAC Affiliates. As well as it has been approved by NASBA, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP Board), California Tax Education Council (CTEC), Society of Human Resource Professional (SHRM), Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and many more.Therefore, we believe learners can count their professionally relevant, verifiable learning activities on myCPE, including taking on demand courses and attending live webinars, toward fulfillment of their verifiable continuing education requirement as CPD-IES7 requirements. However, if there is any question, we recommend that the individual learner confirm with his/her professional licensing organization before taking myCPE courses for CPD-IES7 credit.
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Ratings and Review

4.4

1021 Ratings

Excellent

513

Very Good

405

Average

94

Poor

6

Terrible

3

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Marlene Baker, CPA (US)

Jan 26th, 2022

I enjoyed the insight of the presenter on the challenges that came with the last two tax seasons. Since I am in corporate accounting the changes in the tax laws really did not affect my job position. However I found it interesting to hear his perspective.

KK

Kumani Kee, Accountant, AFE, CGAP, CPA (US), IAP, Tax Professional, TEP, PHRi, QAFP, CFE, MRTP

Dec 29th, 2021

This CPE program was great! The presenter was very energetic and informative. Honestly, it was nice to have a refresher and go over strategies to aid with the upcoming tax season. Because it is almost guaranteed that there will be delays come 2022.

BP

Barbara Prevento, EA

Jan 12th, 2022

This cleared up all the stress l felt was coming from all angles. I hope just remember l can’t change the situation. It still hard to deal with clients who need to blame someone for their situations. Tax pros are very often their target.

SW

Susan Williams, CPA (US)

Sep 30th, 2021

This was a very interesting and informative class. The instructor was very effective and gave us great feedback based on his own experiences with his clients.

EH

Elizabeth Hussey, Accountant, CPA (US)

Oct 27th, 2021

The instructor nailed what it has been like to work in tax prep for the last two years and gave great insight about how to adapt going forward.

Lessons from Two COVID Tax Seasons

FREE

1 Credit

Subject Area

Business Management and Organization

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