June 7, 2017

Hold on to your calculators! The NTPI ® Planning Committee has once again lined up the best of the best to bring you the educational content you need to navigate today's tax code. Whether you're on your way to becoming an NTPI Fellow  or  your objective is to earn IRS-approved CE to maintain your credentials, NAEA's National Conference has an instructor roster that will keep you excited. Join us in Las Vegas July 31 - August 3 at the Cosmopolitan.  Early bird registration ends July 5.
Judge Mark V. Holmes to speak at NAEA_s National Conference

U.S. Tax Court Judge 
Mark Holmes

Former President George W. Bush appointed Mark V. Holmes, a Harvard graduate who earned his law degree at the University of Chicago, as Judge, United States Tax Court in 2003. Though his term will end in June 2018, Judge Holmes isn't slowing down from sorting out unique tax cases such as Michael Jackson's estate tax issue. Hear his observations on the function of the Tax Court, the role representatives play in effective tax administration, and the importance of tax professionals like EAs.  Read what he says doesn't work for him in tax court.

Below are just a few of our outstanding instructors and the courses they'll teach at the National Conference. View the complete list of bios.

LG Brooks EA
LG Brooks, EA
NTPI  Level 1: Communicating with IRS, IRS Notices, and Intro to Criminal Investigation; Level 3: Correcting Bad Actions of Clients

LG Brooks, EA, is a senior consultant at The Tax Practice, Inc., a representation firm in Dallas, Texas. In full-time practice since 1990, his areas of practice include tax representation, tax consulting, tax preparation, and pre-Tax Court litigation support services. LG is an NTPI Fellow and teaches in NTPI Level 1 and Level 3 this year.

Frank Degen EA USTCP
Frank Degen, EA, USTCP
NTPI Level 3: Statute of Limitations; Graduate Level: Rules and Doctrines in Tax Court; Tax Preparation: Preparing Form 1040

Frank Degen, EA, USTCP, is an NTPI Fellow and a non-attorney admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court. He has served twice as NAEA President and as Chair of IRSAC, the IRS Advisory Council, in 2009. Frank practices as a sole-proprietor in Setauket, New York. Frank is an NTPI Level 3, Graduate Level in Representation , and Tax Preparation Issues instructor this year.

Claudia A Hill EA
Claudia A. Hill, EA
NTPI Level 1: Non-Filers, Innocent Spouse; Level 3: Advanced Examinations; Graduate Level: Advanced Ethical Issues in Representation

Claudia A. Hill, EA, MBA, is a nationally recognized tax professional and frequent lecturer on taxation of individuals, tax planning, and representation before IRS. She is editor-in-chief of the CCH, Inc., Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure and a frequent presenter at the IRS Tax Forums. She is an NTPI Fellow and an instructor of NTPI Level 1, 3, and Graduate Level in Representation.

Kevin C Huston EA USTCP
Kevin C. Huston, EA, USTCP
NTPI Level 1: Overview of Representation; Graduate Level: Tax Research for the Representative; Lunch and Learn: How to Make the Transition from Rep to Prep

Kevin C. Huston, EA, USTCP, ChFC, CLU, is the president of Blue Ridge Tax Advisors Inc., in Asheville, North Carolina. He has authored several tax and financial articles for professional journals. Kevin is admitted to practice before the US Tax Court as a non-attorney practitioner and presented the 2016 National Conference plenary. Kevin is an NTPI Fellow, an NTPI Level 1, and Graduate Level in Representation instructor. 

Robert McKenzie EA JD
Robert E. McKenzie, EA, JD
NTPI Level 3: Advanced Criminal Tax Issues, Advanced Federal Tax Liens

Robert McKenzie, EA, JD,  is a partner of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois. Prior to entering private practice, Robert was employed by the IRS, Collection Division. He served as a member of the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC), was Vice Chair Professional Services of the ABA Tax Section, and was Dean of the National Tax Practice Institute™. Robert is an NTPI Level 3 and Graduate Level in Representation instructor.

The NAEA National Conference is the premier tax representation conference.

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