TCJA: §199A Specified Service Businesses

1 Self-Study (QAS) CPE

Program Description:

The Tax Cuts Jobs Act brings brand spanking new opportunities and curses. Among the wildest of new rides is the §199A deduction rollercoaster. Some get to take the ride. Others can't buy a ticket. The new Specified Service Trade or Business (SSTB) rules allow some in and leave others crying at the entrance gate. Newly proposed Treasury regs (issued August 8, 2018) cull and sort and leave some grey areas hanging fire. What is your fate?

*  Initial interpretation of SSTB by 08/08/18 proposed regs in living color

*  Who cares about being an SSTB anyway and who can go home and drink a beer

*  What moves, if any, may be made to prevent being tossed over the edge?

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • List nine areas clarified in 8/8/18 Proposed Treasury Regulations
  • Gain additional understanding on who's in and who's out as an SSTB
  • Define “Principal Asset is Reputation or Skill” under the §199A proposed regs
  • Identify whether being an SSTB matters (or not) to tax liability

Presenter: Bradley Burnett

Bradley Burnett, J.D., LL.M., is a practicing Colorado tax attorney with 33 years of tax practice experience.  His practice emphasis is on tax planning and tax controversy resolution.  He also prepares a handful of tax returns.

Mr. Burnett has delivered more than 3,000 presentations on U.S. tax law throughout all fifty U.S. states, Washington, D.C., the Bahamas, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Canada. He has authored texts of 35 CPE courses.  He has appeared on television answering tax questions for call-in viewers of Denver NBC affiliate KUSA Channel 9.  Brad received the Illinois Society of CPAs Instructor Excellence Award for teaching in Chicago and five times has been the top-rated, most requested instructor for CPA Society annual tax conferences.

Burnett’s seminar style is to deliver the subject matter in briskly paced, enthusiastic and witty fashion.  His forte’ is the candid communication of practical ideas relating to tax law.

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CPE Details

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Self-Study (QAS)

Field of Study: Tax

CPE Hours: 1


Sandra L. Leyva, Inc. is registered with the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website Our NASBA sponsor number is 112525.

Host: Rick Telberg

  • Founder and CEO CPA Trendlines, Bay Street Group
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Host: Sandi Leyva

  • Founder and President Accountant's Accelerator, Sandra L Leyva, Inc.
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