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?

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

Convenient.
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.

Easy.
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.

Affordable.
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

The Outlook on U.S. Tax Reform and the Possible Impact on Cooperatives
Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time: 04:00 PM ET / 03:00 PM CT / 02:00 PM MT / 01:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Chris Doolittle, Partner; Damien Martin, Director, National Tax Assistant Director- BKD
Objective: 1. Discuss the tax proposals of President Trump’s and House Republicans tax plan for cooperatives
2. Assess potential impacts of the proposals on both cost sharing & marketing cooperatives
3. Review important considerations to evaluate the possibility of tax change in 2017
Field of Study: Taxes
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Recent transitions in Washington make the possibility of tax legislation and comprehensive tax reform important considerations in 2017 and could mean changes to the tax landscape for cooperatives. This 60 minute webinar will discuss the tax proposals of newly inaugurated President Trump and House Republicans and consider what cooperatives may anticipate for the coming year.

Presenter Bio(s)
A member of BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group, Chris has more than 14 years of public accounting experience. He specializes in providing tax planning services to clients in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries. He interprets the latest tax laws, helps clients reduce their tax liability and provides guidance on the tax implications of business opportunities.

Chris previously served as the national tax assistant director in BKD’s National Office in Springfield, Missouri, where he performed tax consultations with the firm’s offices and quality control reviews. He also contributed to various efficiency and quality control initiatives by developing standardized tax workpapers, engagement letters and checklists.

In 2010, Chris served as director of Camp BKD, the firm’s multiday training and orientation program for new audit and tax staff. He spearheaded a redesign of the curriculum for new hires and worked closely with a team of instructors to teach in-depth technical proficiency and leadership skills. Chris also coordinated the relocation of the off-site portion of Camp BKD to Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Chris was selected as the University of Arkansas Outstanding Alumni for the month of October 2010 and was the Outstanding Graduating Senior for the Walton School of Business in 2001.

Chris was named one of “Little Rock’s Finest” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a board member with the Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross and the Catholic High School Foundation.

Chris is a 2001 graduate of University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a B.S. degree in accounting and a 2002 graduate of University of Arkansas, Little Rock, with an M.B.A. degree.
Damien serves as a national tax assistant director in the National Office. He performs tax consultations and quality control reviews with the firm’s offices and trains personnel on common firm approaches, including standardized tax workpapers, technology tools and new regulatory procedures.

He offers tax consulting and compliance services for closely held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and their owners and consults on estate and gift planning, tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, business succession planning, multistate and international taxation and representation before the IRS and state tax authorities. He serves clients in numerous industries, including health care, community banking, manufacturing, retail, construction and professional services.

Damien is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Illinois CPA Society, where he served on the Estate, Gift and Trusts Committee, participated in the Firm Ambassador Program and is the former chair of the Young Leaders Advisory Council.

He also is a member of the DuPage County and Chicago Estate Planning councils and a frequent presenter to various Chicago organizations as well as author of numerous articles on individual, estate and trust and tax planning topics.

Damien is a 2005 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. degree, and a 2007 graduate of Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, with an M.S. degree in taxation.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

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