Tax Conference Agenda 2021


November 2021 Agenda Tax Withholding and Information Reporting Virtual Conference

Why attend this Virtual Conference?

  • Get the latest from IRS officials about changes that may have a significant impact on your institution
  • The partnership withholding regulations (section 1446) present major technical and operational challenges – gain key insights from IRS and industry leaders
  • Get ready for the upcoming Qualified Intermediary certifications 
  • Hear about other information reporting proposals – including gross inflow/outflow reporting, certified TIN requirements, and crypto guidance
  • Understand the changes to the new Forms W-8 and 1042-S

Day 1 - Thursday, November 4


8:30am - 8:45am Opening Remarks - Chip K. Collins, UBS & Cyrus Daftary, KPMG
8:45-10:00 | FINAL SECTION 1446(f) REGULATIONS

This panel will provide an overview of the recently- issued final withholding regulations for publicly traded partnership (PTP) interests under section 1446.  Hear about key requirements, major issues, and implementation challenges to be faced.  This session will also cover related changes to Forms W-8 and 1042-S.


  • Tara Ferris, EY
  • Adam Ludman, JPM 
  • Seth Poloner, MS
  • Subin Seth, IRS ACCI 

10:00am - 10:15am BREAK


Hearing first-hand from the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel International is always a highlight of the conference. What regulations are pending?  What initiatives are underway?  Are formal and informal guidance projects on the table?  Hear directly from those charged with issuing key guidelines for this area.  This session will also cover upcoming changes to the QI Agreement due to the final section 1446 regulations.


  • Chip Collins, UBS


  • Jonathan Jackel, EY 
  • Laurie Hatten-Boyd, KPMG 
  • John Sweeney, IRS ACCI 
11:30 – 12:30 PM | YEAR-IN-REVIEW
Do you have a handle on all the changes that have happened this year?  This session will provide an overview of developments over the past year, covering NRA withholding and Form 1099 reporting requirements.  Some of the issues raised here will be explored in more detail in other sessions.  

  • Chip Collins, UBS
  • Rob Limerick, PWC 
  • Susan Segar, Deloitte 

Day 2 - Friday, November 5




  • Chip K. Collins, UBS
  • Cyrus Daftary, KPMG

8:45 – 9:45 | QI AND FATCA UPDATE


  • Cyrus Daftary, KPMG
  • Chip Collins, UBS


  • Edith Edusei Poku, IRS
  • Trevon Singh, IRS


The IRS audits of U.S. withholding agents:  it's not a question of if but when.  The recent IRS "Process Unit" on U.S. Withholding Agent audits provides details about the nature of these audits.  Does it suggest how your audit will be conducted?  What exactly is the IRS looking for?  Get your institution prepared with insights from key IRS officials.    Also hear about the latest IRS initiatives to require electronic filing of Form 1042 and to dramatically tighten procedures for issuing Transmitter Control Codes (TCCs) for filing electronically through the FIRE system.


  • Cyrus Daftary, KPMG
  • Chip Collins, UBS


  • Kim Schoenbacher, IRS 
  • Jennifer Geier, IRS
  • Maureen Johnson, IRS
  • Charlotte Trout, IRS

10:45-11:00 | BREAK

11:00-12:00 | HOT TOPICS
This session will address a variety of new and problematic withholding and reporting issues, including crypto transactions, proposed gross inflow/outflow reporting, and other topics.  


  • Cyrus Daftary, KPMG


  • Stevie Conlon, Wolters Kluwer 
  • Ari Cohen, BNP 
  • Phil Garlett, KPMG 


The Conference & Bootcamp Bundles are designed for:

  • Tax Department Personnel
  • Operations Department Personnel
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Internal/External Auditors
  • Newly Admitted or Experienced Legal Counsel
  • CPA Advisors
The conference will also include updates and discussions with the IRS and other industry experts. With a variety of Bootcamp options you can choose to attend the Basic, Advanced, and Bonus or all three for a bundled savings.

  • Virtual 2-day Conference 7 CPE's
  • Virtual Bootcamp Basic 3 CPE's 
  • Virtual Bootcamp Advanced 3 CPE's
  • Virtual Bootcamp Bonus 1.5 CPE's

NASBA Requirements

  • Field of Study: Taxes
  • Program knowledge level: Basic 
  • Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • No course prerequisites or advanced preparation is required.
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Complete Package November 2021 Virtual Bootcamp & Conference
This package includes 3 bootcamps & the virtual conference
  • November 2021 Tax Withholding & Information Reporting Virtual Conference
  • Virtual November 2021 Basic Bootcamp
  • Virtual November 2021 Advanced Bootcamp
  • Virtual November 2021 1446(f) Bootcamp
November 2021 Tax Withholding and Information Reporting Virtual Conference
Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to understand and explain the complexities inherent in the crossborder withholding tax regulations and determine the potential client relations and risk implications inherent in these rules.
November 2021 Tax Withholding and Information Reporting Virtual Complete Bootcamp Package
Three bootcamps in one bundle at a discount
Virtual November 2021 Advanced Bootcamp (November 2, 2021)

This three-hour course is an introduction to sections 1446(f) and 864(c)(8), reviewing the fundamentals withholding on transfers of non-publicly traded partnerships interests and publicly traded partnership interests, including determining the amount realized, withholding exceptions, and coordination with other withholding provisions.

Upon completion of this bootcamp, participants will walk away with the knowledge, information, and the ability to collaborate on approaches to industry challenges.

Virtual November 2021 Basic Bootcamp (November 1, 2021)

This three-hour course will focus on the fundamentals of documentation, reporting, and withholding rules relating to cross-border payments including Chapter 3 (NRA); Chapter 4 (FATCA); and Chapter 61 (domestic).

Upon completion of this bootcamp, participants will be able to explain the three different documentation, reporting and withholding regimes and how they relate to each other and explain how the requirements change when the obligation is in the US versus outside the US.

Virtual November 2021 1446(f) Bootcamp (November 2, 2021)

In this bonus bootcamp session, participants will review Section 1446(f), including a recap of Section 864(c), PTPs, and non-PTPs in order to gain an even greater understanding of these often complex topics.

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