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CostFree Presentation Length1.0 hour 

Recorded DateMay 15, 2017  CPE:Not available (archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Who should attend?CFO / Controller
CPA - small firm
CPA - medium firm
Enrolled Agent 
Course Description

Congress recently passed the most significant changes in partnership tax in more than 30 years, disrupting businesses from oil and gas to private equity to family limited partnerships. The new partnership audit rules apply to partnership tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, but all partnerships (big and small) should take action now to begin to implement changes required under the new law. This course will briefly explain the fundamentals of the current Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) partnership audit rules with a focus on the difficulties with the process that led to the replacement of TEFRA in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The course will then describe the new partnership audit regime, discuss how it will affect partnerships in every industry, and then detail the steps you should take now to prepare for 2018.


"An hour well spent, came away with a couple of action items."

"A complex topic broken down into manageable components for ease of learning."

"Clear, concise, best explanation of complicated issues."

"Important information to pass along to my clients."

"Really good course was very informative and really highlighted many things that will need to be addressed with clients."

"The webinar was very informative and the Instructors are very knowledgeable on the subject. This was a new topic for me but got a clear picture of how the audit works."

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Travis concentrates his practice on federal and state civil and criminal tax controversies, tax planning, and estate planning. He represents individuals, partnerships, and corporations through all stages of tax investigations and litigation. He also works with individuals and families to efficiently plan for the future, including estate planning and business succession planning.

In addition, Travis is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught criminal and civil tax controversy courses. Prior to co-founding Greaves | Wu, he served as the Tax and Economic Policy Advisor to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, practiced in the tax group of a major international law firm and served as an Attorney Advisor at the United States Tax Court.

Joshua Wu

JW Law
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Josh helps startup companies, mid-size businesses, and individual clients remain in compliance with U.S. tax laws, and guides clients on appropriate procedures to reduce their tax burdens.

Josh represents clients in an array of tax controversies and tax litigation matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With considerable experience handling multijurisdictional investigations, Josh regularly works with foreign companies, trusts, and advisors to resolve inbound U.S. tax and reporting issues.

In addition, Josh is involved in the D.C. metro area startup community; he works with angel investors and coworking spaces to assist emerging companies to implement business practices and legal structures to facilitate their growth and access to funding. Prior to co-founding Greaves | Wu, he worked for an international law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, and has been quoted in major news outlets such as The Street, Federal Tax Weekly, and Business News Daily.