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Member Price: $199.00 Price reflects early registration savings of $100.00, good until 10/1/17
Non-Member Price: $399.00 Price reflects early registration savings of $100.00, good until 10/1/17

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Date/Time:
Nov 2, 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Venue:
Doubletree Hotel

Burlington, VT
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CPE Credits:
8.00
Level:
Update & Intermediat

The Super Early Bird Fee of $199 will only be available until September 30th. Register Now & Save $100!

9:00am – 9:30am
Welcome – VTCPA Chair


9:30am – 10:30am
Cyber Security

Tax preparers are under increased threats from cyber thieves. The IRS was able to cut the number of ID thefts in half from the 2015 tax year to the 2016 tax year by cooperating with tax software providers and financial institutions. While this was great for taxpayers, the IRS and the Treasury it turns out it was terrible for tax preparers. This is because it forced cyber thieves to shift their focus toward tax preparers. As a result there were a lot more tax practitioner data breaches last filing season. In 2016 the number of tax preparer data breaches was in the single digits. That number increased to just shy of 200 tax preparer data breaches in 2017. 
Speaker: Joe McCarthy, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, IRS

10:30am – 10:45am
Networking Break

10:45am – 12:00pm
Tax Payer Advocate Criteria

Bob will discuss Real Life Cases on meeting Taxpayer Advocate Criteria and will explain how to resolve the issues the taxpayer is having with the IRS.

***Bonus*** 
Bob will be available after his session to look at cases that you bring to the meeting.
Speaker:  Bob Fett, Local IRS Taxpayer Advocate, Burlington, VT

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch / Networking


1:00pm – 2:30pm
Top Issues Facing the CPA Profession

Speaker: William R. Pirolli, CPA/CFF/PFS/CGMA, Chairman, AICPA PCPS Executive Committee

2:30pm – 2:45pm
Networking Break


2:45pm – 3:15pm
Vermont Tax Update

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Taxes

3:15 – 5:00 
Ethics Update

***Earn 2 CPE Toward Your Vermont Ethics Requirement!***

5:00-6:00pm
CPA / Student Mixer!  Network with the future Vermont CPAs
Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres

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