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Houston Tax Seminar

Latino Tax Professionals Association

Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Tax Topics en Español
I would like the seminar topics to be presented in Spanish.
100 Tickets Ended $249.00 $14.69
Tax Topics in English
I would like the seminar topics to be presented in English.
100 Tickets Ended $249.00 $14.69

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Saturday October 1st

Doubletree by Hilton @ Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Houston TX 77032
Phone: (281) 848-4000Book Your Hotel Room Here


Schedule of Events / Horario de Clases

Topics will be presented in English in Room 1 and  Español in Room 2.


English Room

7:30am                      Registration Begins

8:00am - 8:50am        Immigration Updates (U) - Garry Davis, Attorney

9:00am - 9:50am        Introduction to Representation (T) – Ricardo Rivas, EA

9:50am - 10:10am     Morning Exhibitor Break

10:10am - 11:00am    Schedule C vs S-Corp 1120S (T) - Ricardo Rivas, EA

11:10am - 12:00pm    The Top Five Regulatory Issues Impacting Businesses (BD) - Paychex

12:00pm - 1:00pm     Networking Lunch / Visit Exhibitors

1:00pm - 1:50pm        Refundable Credits Due Diligence (E) – Andres Santos

2:00pm - 2:50pm        ACA – What to Expect in 2017 (T) – Antonio Martinez, EA 

2:50pm - 3:10pm       Afternoon Exhibitor Break

3:10pm - 4:00pm        2017 ITIN Changes (U) – Andres Santos

4:10pm - 5:00pm        Depreciation & Sale of Business Assets (T) - Ricardo Rivas, EA

5:00pm - 6:00pm        Networking Mixer


Spanish Room

7:30am                       Registration Begins

8:00am - 8:50am        Introducción a la Representación (T) – Ricardo Rivas, EA

9:00am - 9:50am        Immigration Updates (U) - Garry Davis, Attorney

9:50am - 10:10am     Morning Exhibitor Break

10:10am - 11:00am    Los Cinco Reglamentos que estan Impactanto a Empresas (BD) - Paychex 

11:10am - 12:00pm     Anexo C vs S-Corp 1120S (T) – Ricardo Rivas, EA

12:00pm - 1:00pm     Networking Lunch / Visit Exhibitors

1:00pm - 1:50pm        ACA – What to Expect in 2017 (T) – Antonio Martinez, EA

2:00pm - 2:50pm        Refundable Credits Due Diligence (E) – Andres Santos

2:50pm - 3:10pm       Afternoon Exhibitor Break

3:10pm - 4:00pm        Depreciación y Ventas de Activos (T) - Ricardo Rivas, EA

4:10pm - 5:00pm        2017 ITIN Changes (U) – Andres Santos

5:00pm - 6:00pm        Networking Mixer



Clases en Ingles y en Español


New ITIN Changes for 2017
Individuals who obtained an ITIN before 2013 will be required to renew it over a staggered schedule between the end of 2016 and 2020 if they plan on continuing to use an ITIN to file a federal tax return. For individuals who obtained an ITIN after 2012, the rules are different. Do you have clients with ITINs? Don't miss this important update. 


Schedule C vs 1120S
Do you deal with small businesses? Do your clients need technical advice on these different kinds of entities? What are the legal and tax di•fferences? Learn the differences between a Schedule C and an S Corporation so you can help your clients make the right decision. 


Depreciation and Sale of Business Assets
There are a lot of questions regarding depreciation. Is depreciation optional? When does depreciation begin? What if you sell the asset? What if you sell your business? What’s the di•fference between a repair or an improvement? What is amortization? What does Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System mean anyway? Attend this seminar to learn more. 


Employee vs Contractor W2 vs. 1099 
It is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. If you are classified as an independent contractor instead of an employee, you could face some tax troubles at filing time. Learn about the very important legal differences between being a contractor and an employee.


Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Presentation & Emerging eFile Issues
Learn about New Driver’s License and State ID requirements. What is Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF)? Why is SIRF important to independent tax preparer offices? Learn what the IRS is doing to protect taxpayer’s 


Premium Tax Credit Challenges
The ACA poses new challenges for tax preparation and taxpayers. Many tax preparers are unaware of the advance credit their clients received and taxpayers were surprised to get an IRS notice at the end of 2015 requiring repayment of the credit! Are your clients receiving IRS Letter 12C? There are a lot of scenarios the guidelines don’t discuss! One 1095A for two tax returns, what do you do? Find out here.


2017 Tax Updates
Are you ready for tax season 2017? Receive the latest changes and learn how they will impact your businesses. 
New preparer penalties & refund delays until February 2017 and Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.


Why Attend?

  • Network with over 200 tax professionals
  • Tax topics will be presented in English and Español
  • Lunch will be Included – veggie option available 
  • Earn IRS & CTEC Continuing Education Hours
  • Includes Online 18 Hour AFSP Course
  • Get ready for tax season 2017
  • Learn how to grow your business


Continuing Education

4 Tax Law, 2 Updates, 1 Ethics - Hours Live

18 AFSP Hours Online


Registration Information


Group Rate

Non Member: Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Member: Buy 1 Get 1 Free


The 2016 Houston Regional Seminar is brought to you by:







Q1. I am ready to attend the Seminar! What do I need to bring to the event?

A1. We will provide you with a tote bag, notepad, pen, and the PowerPoint presentation booklet. All you need to bring is a positive attitude and open mind.

Q2. When will Latino Tax Pro report my hours?

A2. Your hours will be reported within 2 weeks of the event date. Please keep in mind that the IRS can take up to 2 weeks after they have been reported by LTPA to show on your PTIN account.

Q3. How do I check if my hours have been reported?

A3. You will need to access the IRS Tax Professional PTIN System by visiting the website: 

If you are in California, please visit the website to verify hours have been reported.

Q4. What if I don’t see my hours reported on my PTIN account or they were reported incorrectly? Who do I contact?

A4. If you do not see your hours reported within 2 weeks of the event date, please send an email to . Please provide us with the following information:



CTEC# (if in California):

Email address:

Location of the event:

Correct Hours:

Q5. How many hours will I receive for attending the Regional Seminar?

A5. You will receive 7 hours of live in-person instruction:

4 Hours of Tax Law

2 Hours of Federal Updates

1 Hour of Ethics

You will receive a code to complete the 18 hours of the Annual Filing Season Program online.

If you are in California, you will receive a code to complete the 20 Hour CTEC Hour Course.

Q6. When will I receive the code to complete the rest of my hours to be IRS compliant?

A6. When you attend the Regional Seminar you will be given the textbook with the code already on it. Protect the code and booklet as we will not be able to replace the book or the codes if they are lost, stolen or misplaced. You may be able to purchase a replacement code at a discount at the manager’s discretion.

Q7. I got my booklet how do I activate the course?

A7. There are instructions on how to activate the code Inside the booklet. It is located behind the title page, on page ii. The instructions are for first time users at and for returning users. if you need assistance logging in or activating the code please call us at 1-866-936-2587. 

Q8. I planned to attend but now I need to cancel my registration. What do I do?

A8. Please review the refund policy at Please keep in mind, we need to verify that the student did not check-in at the seminar and attended the classes if requesting a refund after the event date which may delay the refund or credit.

Q9. I am a Pro-Member and used the Buy One Get One Free Promotion, how does the promotion affect my refund?

A9. If you would like to refund the purchase, we will need all tickets purchased under the promotion to be returns as well. We will need the names of the other attendees to cancel their registration as well. If only person in the party of two cannot attend the Seminar the free ticket is returned first before the paid ticket. The value of the ticket being refunded first is $0, and the value of the second ticket is at full value. There will be no credit issued for only one ticket being returned as the value is $0, FREE.

Have questions about Houston Tax Seminar? Contact Latino Tax Professionals Association

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Doubletree by Hilton @ Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032

Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Latino Tax Professionals Association has been in business since 2007. We seek to promote entrepreneurship, education, diversity, and knowledge amongst Tax Preparation Businesses who are seeking to capitalize on the ever-growing Latino market. We provide guidance, education, bilingual support, and unique insight to ensure you grow your business and thrive in the industry. Join Today!

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