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Code Breakers: Tax Research for the 21st Century -Temecula Valley Chapter Virtual Meeting 12.02.20
Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM PDT
Category: In-Person Chapter Meetings

Code Breakers: Tax Research for the 21st Century
Temecula Valley Virtual Chapter Meeting


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM


Online Meeting via Zoom
This will be Zoom Meeting. Once you register and pay, the Zoom link will be provided for you to log in at the designated meeting time. Zoom does require registration before entering the meeting. 


Code Breakers: Tax Research for the 21st Century Making sense of the Internal Revenue Code can feel like trying to break the Enigma Cipher. Dust off that decoder ring and join us as we explore the most efficient and effective ways to let your fingers do the walking and get to the bottom of your tax issues. In this course we’ll cover:

•Research techniques from microfiche to microchips
•How to craft a search query designed to get you to your
  answers quickly and with as little scrolling as possible. 
•Understanding the value of primary sources and where to
  find them.  Bonus: how to spot an unreliable source.
• The hierarchy of tax law
•And much more!


Shannon Hall, EA

Shannon Hall spent three years studying classical theatre at an acting conservatory, so it was only a matter of time before she got into the tax business. She has been a member of CSTC since she began preparing taxes all the way back in 2012, though her tax career truly began many years before when, as a child, she would play with the tax forms in the library. Shannon has prepared taxes at respected places from her kitchen table to H&R Block, where she served as an instructor and office manager before settling in with her own practice in Long Beach, CA. She has been a presenter at several local CSTC chapters and the Summer Symposium, and has also been a guest webinar presenter for Spidell Publishing and a contributing author to More than anything, Shannon hopes to make tax education engaging and fun and strives to make taxes less taxing. Shannon is proud to serve as a Regional Director for CSTC.


CPE Information:

2 Federal Law hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
IRS: 18QC1-T-01436-20-O

Knowledge Level: Intermediate (Basic knowledge helpful)


Registration Fee (Member): $32
Registration Fee (Non-Member): $62

Please Register Here:

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Meeting Purchase:
Written webinar cancellations will be accepted up to three (3) business days before the course begins for a full refund. Please email your request to [email protected]. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received later than three (3) business days before the course begins, or for no-show registrants.

This presentation has been designed to meet the requirements of the Return Preparer Office, the California State Board of Accountancy; and the California Tax Education Council including code 31 of Federal Regulations10.6 (g). This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA. 95812- 2890, or phone CTEC at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at