NEW 2010 TAX ACT: Highlights and Planning Considerations under the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM US Eastern
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM US Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM US Mountain
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Pacific
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

Presented by

Steven G. Siegel, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation)

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Learn about Key Changes in the Just-Passed Tax Act and Practical Implications for Your Clients
The just-passed Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 extends the Bush-era individual and capital gains/dividends tax cuts for all taxpayers for two years, provides a one-year payroll tax cut, includes another AMT patch, extends numerous expired tax credits, and boosts bonus depreciation to 100% bonus depreciation for 2011.  This new legislation also imposes a maximum estate tax rate of 35%, sets the applicable exemption amount for 2011 and 2012 at $5 million, and revives the traditional stepped-up basis regime.
This timely and convenient two-hour telephone seminar program will provide a practical review of the most significant elements of this new legislation.  Presented by tax and estate planning expert, Steven Siegel, J.D., LL.M., this discussion will examine the key changes from this important legislation and will explain how the new provisions affect your firm, your company or your clients.  Mr. Siegel, an outstanding speaker and presenter, will also share practical pointers and suggestions on how to best take advantage of new opportunities created by the new provisions.
All professionals who advise clients on tax, estate, and financial planning matters will benefit from this timely and insightful seminar.  Time will be provided to ask questions directly to Mr. Siegel via phone or e-mail during the program.
REPEAT PERFORMANCE!  If you can't make this December 23 session, we will be repeating this program on December 29.  Visit for details.
Program Topics
  • Individual Tax Rates
  • Capital Gains/Dividends
  • Itemized Deduction Limitation and Personal Exemption Phaseout
  • Marriage Penalty Relief
  • Child Tax Credit, Adoption Credit, Dependent Care Credit, Education Credits
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Payroll Tax Cut
  • Business Incentives, Including 100% Bonus Depreciation and Code Sec. 179 Expensing
  • Charitable Incentives
  • Federal Estate Tax - New Rate and Exclusion Amount and Return to Stepped-Up Basis
  • Gift Tax and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Impact
You Will Find Out:
    • Who stands to benefit the most from the changes to the tax law?
    • How are families, businesses and their owners, and estates affected?
    • What can you do now to help your firm, business and/or your clients take advantage of these changes?
    • Are there any changes that require immediate action?
    • What did Congress do this time to "fix" the AMT problem?
    • What provisions can be put to work right away for tax planning?
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the significant tax provisions of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 and the planning opportunities they present
  • Use the law changes presented in the new Tax Act to benefit your practice, company or clients
  • Answer client questions on the key elements of the new Tax Act with accuracy and confidence
Who Should Attend?
  • All tax return preparers, CPAs, enrolled agents, accountants, tax attorneys and other professionals who advise clients on tax and financial matters will benefit from this important tax legislation update.
Let CCH and this Seminar help you understand and take advantage of this important new tax law that you and your colleagues can join from the convenience of your office, and earn two hours of CPE credit!
Comments from Attendees of CCH Seminars Presented by Steve Siegel 
  • "Excellent presenter - organized and pleasant to listen to, and offered practical advice."
  • "Very good - I was impressed with Mr. Siegel's delivery and his ability to cover the amount of material in the 2 hours allotted."
  • "Excellent program with relevant up to date infomation. Handouts were very informative."
  • "Very well organized. Instructor appeared to have a good knowledge of information presented."
  • "Effective and participating was easy. Good pace."
  • "The seminar was very well structured."
  • "Mr. Siegel always does a super job presenting on complicated topics. Today's seminar was no exception."
Earn CPE Credit
  • Two hours CPE credit.  One free CPE certificate for one person is provided with each site registration. CPE certificates are available for $25 each for each additional person wishing to receive CPE credit for their participation.
  • Course Level:  Update
  • NASBA Field of Study:  Taxes
  • CFP Credits:  This course has been submitted for registration with the CFP Board
  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Learn More About CCH's NASBA Registration
Special Gift
Firms registering for this seminar will receive as a bonus the following publication:
  • A complimentary gift copy of CCH's Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010: Law, Explanation & Analysis
About the Speaker
Steven G. Siegel, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation)
Steve Siegel is president of The Siegel Group, a Morristown, New Jersey-based national consulting firm specializing in tax consulting, estate planning and advising family business owners and entrepreneurs. Mr. Siegel holds a B.S. from Georgetown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. He is the author of several books and is a nationally-recognized writer and speaker who has lectured extensively throughout the United States on tax, business and estate planning topics. Mr. Siegel has served as an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall and Rutgers University law schools.
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