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Deduction Issues: 2020 Federal Income Tax Update – Individual

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Taxes - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  ACPEN Tax Institute |  IRS Approved |  Tax
Arthur Werner
Course Levels:
2 Hrs



Continuing with the 2020 Federal Income Tax Update, we discuss the various deductions a client may consider when filing their Federal Tax Return.

As a practitioner, it is imperative that you are educated on the varying qualifiers for standard and medical tax deductions. Some deductions have changed over time; some were facilitated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Additionally, legislative changes were made that have affected tax deductions. To avoid common client misconceptions and practitioner error, this course delves into the specifics of what types of deductions can be considered and to whom these deductions may apply.

To aid in understanding, we have provided practical examples that may give clearer understanding of what is meant by Medical Dependents, State and Local Tax (SALT) Limitations, and what it means to allocate refund and estimated payments.

The information in this course will aid you as the practitioner in educating clients of their filing options and ensure they properly ascertain their financial position and qualifying factors during tax time.

**Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to

Basic Course Information

Major Subjects
  • Standard Deductions
  • Interest Tracing
  • Property Taxes
  • Charitable Contributions

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe State and Local Taxes (SALT) Limitations
  • Explain Reverse Mortgage qualifications
  • Differentiate Multiple Owner-Obligors
  • Define Investment Interest Expense
  • Recognize deduction-qualifying Foreign Charities
  • List Substantiation Rules for charitable contributions

Course Materials


Arthur Werner Related seminars and products: 19

Werner-Rocca Seminars, Ltd.

Arthur Joseph Werner, JD, MS (Taxation), is the president and is a shareholder in the lecture firm of Werner-Rocca Seminars, Ltd. Mr. Werner’s lecture topic specialties include business, tax, financial and estate planning for high net worth individuals.  In addition, Mr. Werner is an adjunct professor of taxation in the Master of Science in Taxation program at the Philadelphia University.  Mr. Werner received his B.S. in Accounting and his M.S. in Taxation from Widener University. He holds a J.D. in Law from the Delaware Law School.

Mr. Werner lectures extensively in the areas of Estate Planning, Financial Planning, and Estate and Gift Taxation to Certified Public Accountants and Financial Planners, and has presented well in excess of 2500 eight-hour seminars over the past twenty-five years as well as numerous webinars and video presentations. Mr. Werner has been rated as having the highest speaker knowledge in his home state of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was awarded the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award in the State of Nevada, the Florida Institute of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award, and the South Carolina Association of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs, EAs, and other tax professionals
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Arthur Werner
Date Added to Catalog 12/2020
Original Recording Date 12/2020

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Total Reviews: 9

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