Thank you to everyone who planned, attended, sponsored and presented at the 2020 TXCPA Annual Tax Conference on Thursday, November 4 & Friday, November 5, 2021. Due to COVID-19, this normally live event was moved to a virtual platform in 2020 and our committee reworked this conference to be able to present it virtually and we are thrilled TXCPA members from across the state were able to participate. We look forward to  next year’s event being back to in-person!

This event was generously sponsored by:


Cuellar & Associates, L.L.C.

Austin, TX CPA / Scalco Johnson Leahy & Dudek CPAs, PLLC

 

And what a lineup! We had nine wonderful speakers on a variety of topics, including a Federal Tax Update from Blaise Bender. Thank you to all the presenters who make this event bigger and better each and every year!

STATE AND LOCAL TAX UPDATES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

 

Christina A. Mondrik, CPA, Principal Attorney | Mondrik & Associates

UNDERSTANDING ELDER LAW: THE BASICS AND THE TAXES 

Brad Wiewel and Melissa Donovan | Texas Trust Law

Connie Cornell, Attorney, Partner | Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP

THE THREE ‘CS OF THE IRS TODAY: COMPENSATION, CRYPTOCURRENCY AND CAPTIVES 

Anthony P. Daddino, J.D., Managing Partner  |  Meadows Collier – Dallas

KEYNOTE: SUCCESSION PLANNING

Bryan Schick | 98th Meridian Advanced Financial Perspectives

THE NEW WORLD ORDER OF IRS ENFORCEMENT TRENDS

Michael A. Villa, Jr., J.D., Partner | Meadows Collier, Dallas

TEXAS PROPERTY TAX DISPUTES: OVERVIEW, PROCESS, AND ALTERNATIVES

Ira A. Lipstet, Attorney, CPA, Partner | DuBois, Bryant & Campell LLP

TWC UPDATE: UNEMPLOYMENT AND WAGE CLAIMS DURING THE PANDEMIC 

William T. (Tommy) Simmons, Legal Counsel |  Texas Workforce Commission

FEDERAL TAX UPDATE

Blaise C. Bender | Blaise C Bender, PC

KEYNOTE: AUSTIN ECONOMIC FORCAST – WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?

Mark Sprague, State Director of Information Capital | Independence Title

Last to be recognized, but definitely not least, is our outstanding Tax Conference Committee! These TXCPA Austin members volunteer their time to help plan and promote the event. It could not have been done without them! Thank you, conference committee:

  • John Baker | Coalter Baker CPA
  • Jennifer Brown | Jennifer Brown CPA
  • Connie B. Clark, CPA CITP | Faske Lay & Co LLP
  • Dorothy C. Hart, CPA
  • Michele M. Heyman, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA | Heyman & Associates PLLC
  • Mandy Klein, CPA | Weaver
  • Ira Lipstet, Attorney, CPA | DuBois Bryant & Campbell LLP
  • Christina A. Mondrik, Attorney, CPA | Mondrik & Associates
  • Debra Watkins | Debra Newby Watkins CPA

Details for the 2022 conference coming soon!