Tax Practitioners' Institute


The Tax Practitioners' Institute is an annual two-day event hosted by Westminster College. The institute offers 16 continuing education accounting credits for CPA licensing. Of the 16 credits, 14 are in tax and 2 are in ethics.

Session topics and experts are carefully chosen each year. Tax professionals from the accounting and legal communities provide instruction and guidance on the most up-to-date interpretation of relevant tax laws. Participants are highly encouraged to share comments and ask questions during the sessions. CPE certificates of attendance are provided to participants at the end of the seminar.

The 2019 Tax Practitioners' Institute will be Dec. 12–13, 2019.


The registration fee for the 2-day seminar—including breakfast, refreshments, and lunches—is $275 per person. All proceeds support undergraduate and graduate business scholarships.

You can register online, by mail, or in-person at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, room 222. Credit card payments can be processed by phone Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling 801.832.2135. All major credit cards are accepted.

Education expenses, including enrollment fees, books, travel costs, and lodging are tax deductible if participants improve and maintain professional skills (Treasury Reg. § 1.162-5, Coughlin vs. Commissioner, 203f.2d 307). Under the TRA of 1986 and RRA of 1993, deductions for meals may be limited.

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  • Gail Anger, CPA
    Professional Business Advisors, LLC
  • Michael D. Blackburn, CPA, JD
    Blackburn and Stoll, LLC
  • Mike Holt and the Utah State Tax Commission Staff
    Utah State Tax Commission
  • Chase Manderino, JD
    Parr Brown Gee and Loveless
  • MK Mortensen, CPA
    Grant Thornton, LLP
  • Ken Oveson, CPA
    Mantyla McReynolds, LLC (retired)
  • Robby Romero, MBA
    Cost Segregation Consultants, LLC
  • Jody Stamback and the IRS Staff
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Spencer Strickland, CPA
    BDO, LLP


December 12

Registration and Material Pick-upGore School of Business Foyer
WelcomeJovana Sisovic
Internal Revenue Service UpdateJody Stamback and the IRS staff
Refreshment Break
Opportunity Zones: Do You Know About Theses?Spencer Stricklnd, CPA
Lunch BuffetTanner Atrium
2019 Cases and RulingsGail Anger, CPA
Refreshment Break
Potpourri of Tax ChangesKen Oveson, CPA

December 13

RegistrationGore School of Business Foyer
Utah State Tax Commission UpdateMike Holt and the Utah State Tax Commission staff
Refreshment Break
Section 199A: One Year LaterMK Mortensen, CPA
Cost Segregation: Is It Still Worth It?Robbie Romero, MBA
Lunch BuffetTanner Atrium
Trust WorkshopMichael Blackburn, CPA, JD
Refreshment Break
EthicsChase Manderino, JD

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Jovana Sisovic
Tax Institute and Clinic Coordinator
Gore School of Business


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