Creating Real Tax Savings Through Accounting Method Changes

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Event Overview

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) was enacted in December of 2017, ushering in a period of change – and uncertainty – in federal tax laws impacting large and small taxpayers alike. The corporate tax hallmark of the Act is a massive tax rate decrease from a maximum rate of 35% to a flat rate of 21% for periods beginning after December 31, 2017. This paradigm shift creates an unprecedented opportunity for business taxpayers to create permanent, meaningful tax savings through the effective utilization of tax accounting method changes.

In addition to falling tax rates, the Act introduced simplifying rules which make it possible for certain small taxpayers to apply potentially-favorable tax accounting methods in the following areas:

  • Overall cash method of accounting
  • Accounting for inventories and inventory costs
  • Long-term construction and manufacturing contracts

In this session, we will discuss the tax accounting methods implications of the Act as well as some recent updates to IRS guidance surrounding method changes. We hope you’ll join us to learn how businesses can effectively leverage tax accounting methods to “get real” – real tax savings!

CPE Credit: 1 hour, pending approval

Delivery Format: Group Internet Based (each attendee must be logged in and answer the poll questions in order to receive CPE credit)

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: Basic knowledge of accounting and tax concepts

Course Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Participants: Tax executives and professionals

Learning Objectives: Educate participants on tax accounting methods implications of the Act as well as some recent updates to IRS guidance surrounding method changes

Policies: There will be no refunds issued as this is event is complimentary. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact

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