It’s June! Summer and months of sun (even for our friends in Seattle) is right around the corner.
In this newsletter you will find:
  • Our 2020 events are changing
  • The Six Foot Game Show is returning!
  • Get answers to your tax questions from experts in the field
  • Tax Department Heroes: Cash Saving Opportunities
  • Upcoming TaxForward and community events
  • Are You in Denver? Help support these businesses as they restart operations
  • Happy Birthday, from all of Us to You!
  • Something fun to do if you're still quarantining - Daybreaker Dance Party!
  • Thank You to our Partners
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Our 2020 events are changing
To protect the health and safety of our members, speakers, and attendees, and in consideration of reduced capacity limits for in-person events, TaxForward has made the decision to convert the remainder of our 2020 events to virtual, with the following additional changes:
  • We're adding events such as roundtable discussions with tax and financial leaders
  • Master Tax Mixers - now "Brown Bag Master Tax Mixers" (thanks Bryan Jackson!). Bring your lunch to our networking happy half hour before presentations. which are now free to participate. If you would like CPE/CLE certification, the cost is $10 for non-members.
  • Tax Detox & Summer Picnic - we're combining into one virtual detox and barbecue moving to July 16th. Put on your chef's hat and join us, we'll have a trivia contest, great conversation, and a contest for who has the best looking homemade barbecue!
  • 4th National Conference - date and structure will be changing, more information will be released in a separate email. Don't worry - there will still be opportunities to network and have fun! Refunds will be available up to 14 days before the rescheduled event.
  • Bali Tax Retreat - will be moving to 2021.
The Six Foot Game Show is returning!
Series 2 of the The Six Foot Game Show is returning this summer. We’re teaming up with state CPA societies to bring you all new teams, new questions, and new laughs. Each team will include one player from industry, one player from public, and one player from the society to represent that state’s CPA society. Pick and support your favorite– will it be California? Colorado? Texas? Another? Watch for more information, coming soon!
Get answers to your tax questions from experts in the field
TaxForward’s TaxForum will be launching this month. In the TaxForum, community members will be able to ask tax questions for volunteer subject matter experts and fellow community members to answer, plus seek professional advice, vent about job stress, and more. Additionally, community members will have access to special content, such as influencer interviews. The forum will be moderated so that it will not be abused (no spamming or advertising). Community members manage their profile and decide what information to share and how, and how frequently to receive information from the forum.

TaxForum is free for TaxForward and FTL members and university students of participating programs, and $99 for 3 months of access for all others. As a special promotion, our email subscribers have until June 30, 2020, to opt in to receive 3 months of access free! Opt in here.
Tax Department Heroes: Cash Saving Opportunities
It’s official; the U.S. economy, if not the world economy, is in a recession.

As usually happens during economic downturns, companies turn to the Tax Department for cash. No, it’s not because we are hoarding cash in barrels out back. Often, it’s because the newly enacted stimulus law involves taxes. Plus, savvy companies know Tax Departments can be a source of strategic opportunities to recover and save cash. In this article, we provide a list of stones to turn in your search to help save cash for your company. Read the full article here.
Upcoming TaxForward events
Re-examining the 401k and Being FS Audit Ready
2.0 CPE in Specialized Knowledge & Accounting
June 10, 2020 – 5:30-8 pm MDT
FREE to participate. $10 for CPE/CLE for nonmembers
Bring your dinner or happy hour drink and join us for virtual networking from 5:30 to 6 pm or hop on later to earn up to 2.0 credit hours of CPE. Topics are Re-examining the 401k (6 pm) and Being Financial Statement Audit Ready (7 pm). Learn more and register  HERE .
 
Want to attend just one of the courses? You can do that! Learn more and register for Re-examining the 401k  HERE  and Being Financial Statement Audit Ready  HERE . Each is free to attend, CPE/CLE certification is free for TF/FTL members or $10 for non-members.
Basics of Civil Tax Controversy and Procedure, and
Tax Planning with FDII and GILTI
2.0 CPE and CLE in Ethics & Tax
June 24, 2020, time TBA
FREE to participate. $10 for CPE/CLE for nonmembers
Bring your dinner or happy hour drink and join us for virtual networking before presentations or hop on later to earn up to 2.0 credit hours of CPE and CLE. Topics are Basics of Civil Tax Controversy and Procedure (12pm) and Tax Planning with FDII and GILTI (1pm). Learn more and register  HERE .
 
Want to attend just one of the courses? You can do that! Learn more and register for Basics of Civil Tax Controversy and Procedure  HERE  and Tax Planning with FDII and GILTI  HERE . Each is free to attend, CPE/CLE certification is free for TF/FTL members or $10 for non-members.
Upcoming Community events
Virtual - June 10, 2020, 3:30 - 5:00 pm MDT
FREE!! - 1.5 CPE credit hours
Virtual - June 12, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
FREE!! Bring your lunch!
Virtual - Up to 9.0 CPE
Five Fridays from May 22-June 19, 2020 – 10-11:30 am MDT
$225 for financial execs / Complimentary for CFOLC Members
TF/FTL members can use code  TAXVIP  for 20% off.
This is an online webinar series featuring MIT Sloan faculty and other keynote-level CFOs and dignitaries. Creating connectivity to pertinent information financial executives need to know now, with thought leadership from MIT Sloan Executive Education, subject matter experts, and CFO Rockstars. Keynote speakers in a facilitated panel discussion will provide insight into how to navigate these turbulent times.
Virtual - June 16, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 am MDT
FREE!!
Speakers: Jill Griffin, Vice Chair, Luby’s/Fuddruckers & Ellen Wood, CEO, vCFO
Virtual - June 17, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT
FREE!! - 2.0 CPE credit hours
Virtual - June 22 - 26, 2020, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
24 CPE credits - $1,347
Virtual - June 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 am MDT
FREE!! - 1.0 CPE credit hour
Virtual - June 30, 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
1.5 CPE credits - $175
TF/FTL members can use code  taxforward2020  for $10 off
Postponed to summer/fall 2021 – new dates TBD
$1,485 - 24 CPE credits
**APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!!**
Now Open: help support these businesses as they restart operations in Denver
  • Downtown Denver Aquarium: Restaurant is open and doing business in accordance with governor's restrictions. Aquarium not open yet.
  • Brother's BBQ: Now open for socially distanced dining, still open for takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery
  • Eddie Merlot's: Dine-in available for Dinner service only Tuesday-Thursday 5PM-8:30PM and Friday-Saturday 5PM-9:30PM. Also offering Curbside Pick Up as well as Marketplace - items you can grill and heat at home.
  • Season's 52: Resumed normal operating hours Monday-Thursday 11AM-10 PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-11PM and Sunday 11AM-9PM. Reservations required in order to accommodate everyone safely. Still offering curbside or takeout as well.
  • Jagged Mountain Brewery: Now open and doing business in accordance with governor's restrictions. During the month of June, tell your bartender "I'm with TaxForward, and RJ said I could get 50% off my second beer"
  • Fogo de Chao: Now offering happy hour drink pricing all day, every day, including half priced bottles of South American wines previously only on sale Wednesdays (valid for takeout too). Continuing curbside takeout and delivery once the dining room reopens, and they now have catering for 10+!
  • Tattered Cover Bookstore: Aspen Grove store now open, Colfax and LoDo locations opening soon
  • Solutions Lounge and Escapology: Now open with an adjusted schedule for socially distanced escape rooms and dining. Reservations suggested for dining due to capacity limits.
Happy Birthday, from all of Us to You!
We wish a very Happy Birthday to all June babies, with a special shout out to the following people! We hope your special day is full of happiness and lots of treats! Let's celebrate all month long!


We invite people who are open to sharing their birthdays in future newsletters to email info@taxforward.org . Send your name and birth-month no later than a week before the beginning of your birthday month to receive a special shout out!
Something fun to do if you're still quarantining - Daybreaker Dance Party!
Join Daybreaker LIVE and their global community of 500,000 for a dance part this Saturday June 13th! This week's #StaycationSeries is a Miami Salsa Dance Party , get ready to turn up the heat!

This event is FREE. Register here.
Thank You to our Partners