CPE Sessions

State and Local Tax Update
Presented by Keith A. Wood

This session reviews recent North Carolina tax developments, including significant court decisions, rulings, statutory and regulatory developments involving individual income taxes, corporate income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and tax administration.

Professional Issues Update from the State Board Perspective
Presented by Robert N. Brooks and David R. Nance

This session will provide the attendee with a snapshot of issues facing the Board in its mission to protect the public through the examination, licensing, and regulation of CPAs.

Requesting Penalty Relief & 3 Big Myths about the IRS
Presented by Robert L. Commerson

This presentation will cover successful methods of requesting and receiving penalty relief from the IRS.

On the Care and Feeding of High-Performing Teams
Presented by Matt Valle

Effective leaders are able to harness the power of high-performing teams (HPTs) to solve complex organizational problems – do you know how to develop and nurture a high performance team culture in your organization?  Following a brief team exercise, participants will review an input-process-output model useful for building and managing HPTs in organizations.

Federal Tax Update
Presented by Addison R. Maille

This session will review recent tax legislation, IRS pronouncements, and recent court cases applicable to business taxation. 

Pathways Commission
Presented by William F. Ezzell

This presentation will describe the work of the Pathways Commission, a joint effort of the AICPA and the American Accounting Association, to prepare the next generation of accountants.

Economic Update
Presented by Mark Kurt and Greg Lilly

This presentation will come in two parts:  (A) the latest figures concerning the national economy will be presented and analyzed, and (b) a pressing economic concern will be explored at both the national and local levels.  This year we will discuss “What’s behind our deepening political polarization:  Fox News and MSNBC or Economics?”