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CSTC Academy: Wednesday Webinar Series - Code Breakers - Tax Research for the 21st Century
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM PDT
Category: Wednesday Webinar Series

Code Breakers - Tax Research for the 21st Century
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:40 AM

Cost: Member: $40 / Non-Member: $70

Speaker: Shannon Hall, EA
2 Federal Tax Law Hours
IRS: 18QC1-T-01517-21-O
CTEC: 1000-CE-4917

Session Description:
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!

Knowledge Level: Basic

Learning Objectives:

#1: Sources and authority for tax law and how to find them.

#2: Searching effectively and efficiently using printed materials and online resources.

#3: Basic tips for finding and utilizing information from tax court cases.

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 like her kitchen table and H&R Block, where she served as an instructor and office manager before moving in with some laid-back CPAs in Signal Hill, 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 a proud member of the Greater Long Beach Chapter of CSTC.