What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

IRS Repair Regulations - Wrap-Up Session - The Final Tangible Property Regulations
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 09:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Eric Lucas, Principal, KPMG LLP and Teresa Castanias, CPA
Objective: This is a wrap-up session from the June 2014 CLN and the live session at 2014 TACC in San Diego.
Field of Study: Tax
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course. However, the June 19, 2014 PODCast is highly recommended and made available to you as this is a continuation of the June 2014 CLN.

Course Description
This 1 Credit Hour CLN will cover the Internal Revenue Services Repair Regulations Wrap-Up from the June 2014 CLN and the San Diego TACC presentation of August 2014. Viewing the PODCast from June 19, 2014 is highly recommended. If you are in the tax industry, you will be impacted by this update.

Presenter Bio(s)
Eric Lucas joined KPMG’s Tax Practice on October 3, 2011 as a principal in the Income Tax and Accounting group. Eric’s practice focuses on the emerging issues associated with the capitalization / repair expense regulations, inventories, cost recovery and many other matters involving methods of accounting and general tax principles. Prior to KPMG, Eric worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel, where he served as an attorney advisor. In this role, Eric was a member of the working group that revised the 2008 proposed repair regulations in response to practitioner and taxpayer comments. The working group included a number of key government officials from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel (for example, capitalization and depreciation specialists) and the IRS Commissioner’s office. In addition to focusing on the repair regulations, Eric worked with IRS personnel in crafting guidance on a number of difficult accounting methods issues, business credits, and general domestic tax issues. Eric also worked with congressional tax writing committees in developing tax legislation while at Treasury. Eric has over 14 years (including three years with the Treasury Department) of professional experience that includes positions with the IRS Chief Counsel’s Income Tax and Accounting Division and the accounting methods practices of the Big Four accounting firms.

Teresa H. (Teree) Castanias, CPA has a tax consulting practice focused on cooperative issues and other business and individual tax matters. She retired from KPMG in September 2009 where she was the firm’s National Director for Technical Tax Services for Cooperatives and was responsible for providing tax consulting, compliance and tax provision services to Consumer and Industrial Markets, and Financial Services clients, including cooperatives and non-cooperative enterprises in food production, manufacturing, distribution and retail, rural electric and telephone, Farm Credit System agricultural lending, banking and financial services. Teree has had a broad range of experience with all types of cooperatives and non-cooperative businesses. Her professional accounting experience with KPMG spanned over 32 years and 29 years serving cooperatives as a focus area. Teree continues to provide consulting and litigation support services to all types of cooperatives in her own firm.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org