Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - April 2016
Past Events

April 29 - Technology Conference (3 hours)

May 13 - Litigation Valuation in Tax Cases (1 hour luncheon)

May 13 - From Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Health Care, Retirement, and Fringe Benefit Tax Issues (8:30 a.m. to noon)

May 13 - Mastering Basis Issues for S Corporation, Partnership, and LLCs (1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

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Welcome New Members
Scott Kruse, Academic Affiliate Member
Pinpin Wen, Student Member Xianpeng Zhao, Student Member Jamie Jackson, Student Member

Thank you Sponsors
Our thanks to Gowland Strealy Morales & Co PLLC for their sponsorship of the March board meeting lunch. You can see a list of all of the individuals and businesses that have supported the chapter this year at this link.
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Message from the President
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, CPA
We're rounding out the 2015/2016 year with FIVE more chapter events! Join us on April 22 for Meet the CPAs at Katz 21 and meet the future of our profession. On April 29, we'll be hosting a half-day technology program. Three sessions on the latest technology issues, plus lunch. You won't want to miss it!

May 13 will be a big day with three programs offering a total of nine hours of CPE. The TSCPA CPE Foundation is offering two four-hour courses on topics selected by chapter members on a recent CPA survey. And we'll host our last chapter lunch of the 2015/16 year in between those two courses. We hope you'll join us for all or part of that full day.

Thank you for your membership! We look forward to seeing you at our April and May events.

Jeff Smith, CPA
Chapter President 2015-16

Meet the CPAs - April 22
The chapter's Meet the CPAs luncheons are fun for both our student guests and our CPA members. Make plans to attend the next one on April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Katz 21.

Even if you aren't hiring or you're not in a position to hire, please consider attending to show these students how active our CPA community is and to show your passion for your profession. Lunch is free for students and candidates, and CPAs pay only $15. Register by April 18.
Students/Candidates: Email Melinda Bentley to register.

NEW! Half-Day Technology Program Including CPE and Lunch!
New this year is a chapter-hosted technology CPE conference designed to fit your busy schedule while bringing you the latest technology tips and insight.

Join us on Friday, April 29 at the Education Service Center for three hours of CPE on mobile device productivity, best practices in cyber security, and preventing and dealing with corporate fraud. Members and non-CPA staff of members pay only $75 for CPE and lunch!

CCH April Books of the Month
Your CCTSCPA membership saves you 40 percent on select CCH titles each month.

Save in April on Protecting Americans from the Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 and Other Recent Tax Acts: Laws, Explanations & Analysis, Affordable Care Act - Law, Regulatory Explanation and Analysis, 2016, and Oil and Gas: Federal Income Taxation, 2016.

Earn Up to NINE Hours of CPE on May 13
TSCPA and the Corpus Christi Chapter have teamed up to offer three CPE opportunities on Friday, May 13 that total nine hours of CPE. Register for one, two, or all three programs!

8:30 a.m. - noon
From Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Health Care, Retirement, and Fringe Benefit Tax Issues

Discussion will cover ERISA compliance, fringe benefit issues, COBRA, health care plans, the mandate on employers and employees with respect to health care insurance, and qualified plan requirements.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Litigation Valuation in Tax Cases (chapter luncheon)

Attendees will gain an analysis of both tax court and refund litigation in district court and techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of valuation testimony.

1 - 4:30 p.m.
Mastering Basis Issues for S Corporation, Partnership, and LLCs

Discussion will cover initial basis and organizing tax-free under §351 and §721, what affects basis and how to treat distributions, and the four loss limitation hurdles to deduct pass-through losses.