Overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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IRS Program Number: X9QQU-U-00466-18-S

This program will cover the sweeping changes in the tax world following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in late 2017. Although late changes affecting 2017 returns will be covered, the course will place a greater emphasis on planning for 2018 and beyond in light of the new legislation.  How will you and your clients be impacted? Learn about changes in IRS regulations, rulings, and other pronouncements and cases from the court system (Tax Court, Appeals, District, etc.), as well as detailed review of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In addition, Jeff Trinca, JD, NAEA’s legislative counsel, will offer a brief commentary on the current DC climate. While most changes from the Bill do not take effect until the 2018 filing season, your clients have questions. This program will equip you to answer those questions. 

David Mellem, EA

Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals

David Mellem, EA prepares several hundred tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts as a partner of Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals. David is a tax reference for many journalists including money.cnn.com. He has also been quoted in various newspapers around the country and has published articles in NATP's Tax Practitioner Journal and NAEA's EAJournal. Five times he served as a panel member on NAEA's TaxTalkToday. In April 2009 David appeared on NBC's Today Show as part of a panel of tax professionals. Mellem is a member of NAEA and a Fellow of NTPI.

Mary R. Mellem, EA

Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals

Mary has over 30 years experience as a tax professional and over 20 years experience teaching tax programs throughout the country. She and her husband operate Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals.  In 1990, she received the Enrolled Agent designation. She is also a member of NAEA and Fellow of NTPI.  She has appeared on web programs such as TaxTalkToday.com and has been a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio several times each year beginning in 2015.

Jeff Trinca


Jeffery S. Trinca, JD, is NAEA’s legislative counsel and is one of the founding vice presidents of Van Scoyoc Associates, a Washington lobbying firm, where he has served as one of DC’s leading experts in tax administration for more than 20 years. Jeffrey’s expertise and counsel has served NAEA well, as he helped shape the organization’s efforts when working to codify the enrolled agent credential through the passage of the Enrolled Agents Credential Act, which was signed into law by former President Obama on December 18, 2015. Jeffrey holds a juris doctorate from The George Washington University National Law Center and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.