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Individual Tax Return Essentials

Total Credits: 8 including 8 Taxes - Technical

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Partner Produced |  Tax |  IRS Approved
Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
8 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.




This course will address the new tax laws related to individual tax returns and is designed to assist the tax practitioner in preparing Form 1040 for the upcoming tax season, with its related forms and schedules.

**Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the federal taxation and the tax return preparation process for individuals.
  • Enable neophyte practitioners to see the "big picture" for tax return prep.
  • Apply key tax return concepts.

Major Subjects
  • Filing status, income and Form 1040.
  • Additional income and adjustments to income.
  • Standard and itemized deductions.
  • Section 199A 20% deduction.
  • 2020 tax rates and schedules.
  • Child tax credit.
  • Nonrefundable credits and other taxes.
  • Circular 230 compliance.

Course Materials


Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD Related seminars and products: 7

Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD, is a lively and energetic speaker on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions for conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for state CPA societies and other organizations throughout the country.

Van Der Aa has more than 25 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. His practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.

Van Der Aa taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor and for one year as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.


Thu, Feb 04, 2021 - 08:00am to 04:00pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information


Basic working knowledge of Form 1040 and individual tax return preparation.

Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Tax return preparers with minimal to intermediate level of experience and practitioners seeking an update on individual tax return preparation.

Original Recording Date


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Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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