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

December 16, 2009 - Section 199 Update
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): David Antoni, Managing Director, Tax Services with KPMG LLP and Teresa Castanias, CPA and Retired Partner from KPMG
Objective: Learn how the new rulings in Section 199 for agricultural cooperatives can impact your cooperative's tax situation.
Field of Study: Taxes
Program Level: Intermediate
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

NOTICE: Although there is no advance prep or prerequisites for this course, the presenters will give only very brief discussion of the rules of Section 199, so the participants should have a working knowledge of those rules.

Course Description
Presentation will cover the new developments in Section 199 including recent IRS rulings for sugar, grain and milk coops.

The discussion will also include what type of activities qualify for Section 199 for coops, how the coop should compute Section 199 when it has member and non-member income, including how the wage limitation applies, and pass-through to member considerations.

Join in on this CLN discussion as Dave and Teree share viewpoints and implications on the developments in this area.

Presenter Bio(s)
David Antoni serves as KPMG’s National Director of Cooperative Tax Services. Dave is responsible for providing tax consulting and compliance services to cooperatives and non-cooperative enterprises in our Consumer & Industrial Markets practice.

Dave also serves on KPMG’s National FAS 109 Network and has significant experience in the application of FAS 109 and FIN 48 to both cooperative and public company audit clients. Dave works with management and boards on tax considerations for capital and bylaws provisions and advises cooperatives on tax issues such as IRC section 199.

Dave’s professional accounting experience with KPMG spans over 23 years and 19 years serving cooperatives as a focus area. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (cum laude) from La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he concentrated in Accounting and Computer Science and was a member of the Beta Alpha Accounting Society. He also has completed several graduate level tax courses in Villanova University School of Law’s Master of Science in Taxation program.

His professional affiliations include a past treasurer and board member of the Capitol Chapter of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) and serves as a Vice Chair of its National Tax Committee. He is also a member of the Legal, Tax and Accounting Committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and serves as Vice Chair of Subcommittee on Digest of Cases, and is a member of the American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Dave is a frequent speaker concerning tax issues related to cooperatives at annual meetings of the NSAC and contributes articles to the Tax Fax Column of NSAC’s The Cooperative Accountant publication. He author’s KPMG’s Tax News Flash – Cooperatives publication and facilitates discussions on cooperative tax topics at KPMG’s Annual Cooperative Roundtable.

Teresa H. (Teree) Castanias, CPA has recently retired from KPMG where she was the National Director for Cooperative Tax Services. Teree was responsible for providing tax consulting and compliance services to KPMG’s “Consumer Markets” and “Financial Services” clients, including cooperatives and non-cooperative enterprises in food production, manufacture and distribution and enterprises in banking and related services.

Her work with cooperatives includes all aspects of tax consulting and compliance at both the federal and state level, issues related to accounting for income taxes for cooperatives including FIN 48, working with management and boards on capital and bylaw issues, and working with cooperatives to change tax laws to include favorable provisions for cooperatives, such as Section 199.

In addition to a significant national cooperative practice, she also served several large farming operations throughout California. Teree’s professional accounting experience with KPMG spans over 32 years and 28 years serving cooperatives as a focus area. She will be continuing to do consulting for cooperatives and others. In addition, she and her husband have a farm in Dixon and she is an avid equestrian.

Teree earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. She has also completed graduate course work in accounting and taxation at Seattle University and Golden Gate University.

Teree is a member of the Executive Committee and the in-coming Chair of the Legal, Tax and Accounting Committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (“NCFC”). She is also the immediate past Chairman and a member of the Tax Committee of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (“NSAC”).

Teree is also past board member of NSAC’s National board and Far Western Chapter. Teree is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on several boards and committees with an agriculture focus, including California State Fair Ag Advisory Board, California 4-H Foundation, and Ag Council of California.

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