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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Tax Practitioner’s Guide to Accounting and Reporting Issues (TPG)

8-Hour Program

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

The course approaches financial statement preparation and review from the perspective of a tax practitioner. Often tax motivated clients have different needs with regard to financial statements. Topics in the program are:

  • Be able to compare and contrast tax returns and tax basis financial statements
  • Know U.S. GAAP versus tax differences and disclosure requirements
  • Tax and other special purpose financial statement frameworks
  • Reporting requirements for SSARS engagements
  • Recent changes to GAAP that affect closely held businesses
  • Frequently encountered reporting and performance issues by tax practitioners

DESIGNED FOR...

Tax practitioners who are associated with preparation, compiled, or reviewed U.S. GAAP and/or tax basis financial statements.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify differences between U.S. GAAP requirements and the tax return
  • Recognize problems in performance and documenting of preparations, compilations, and reviews
  • Apply accounting standard and appropriate disclosure

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Reporting issues for tax practitioners issuing compilation and review reports
  • Book vs. tax differences
  • Important financial statement presentation issues for tax and other special purpose frameworks
  • Disclosure requirements for tax and other special purpose frameworks
  • Non-disclosure financial statements
  • Overview of recent relevant accounting standards updates

COURSE ACRONYM: TPG

PRESENTATION METHOD: Group-live

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Basic

PREREQUISITES:

  • None

ADVANCE PREPARATION: None

FIELD OF STUDY Accounting & Auditing

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT

  • Accounting: 5 hours
  • Auditing: 3 hours

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SmartPros®, A Kaplan Company and Loscalzo Institute, A Kaplan Company are 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.