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Tax Practice Ethical Challenges and Circular 230

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.



This presentation will provide a detailed analysis of the Circular 230 rules for conduct of a tax practice, with a review of the political, legislative and regulatory rules impacting every accounting and tax professional. Best practices and guidance provided by the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct will be discussed.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Apply professional ethical guidance to professionals in public practice accounting
  • Identify key Circular 230 issues and best practices

Major Subjects
  • Circular 230 (IRS) rules for conducting a "best" tax practice
  • How to avoid tax return preparation penalties
  • Recent developments impacting today's tax practice
  • Review of tax return preparer's registration rules
  • Explanation of the revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Contingent fees

Course Materials


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Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD, is a lively and energetic speaker on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions for conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for state CPA societies and other organizations throughout the country.

Van Der Aa has more than 25 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. His practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.

Van Der Aa taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor and for one year as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.


Mon, Apr 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm AKDT
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 - 03:00pm to 04:49pm AKDT
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 - 06:00am to 07:49am AKDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For CPAs in public accounting and members in industry
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 05/01/2023
Prerequisites None
Date Added to Catalog 02/08/2023

Additional Information

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 19


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"I enjoyed this training,The presenter is articulate and knowledgeable. "

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"Great training."

Susan N - Madison, Alabama

"All of Doug's courses are great. He's very knowledgeable and a wonderful speaker!"