CPE Webinar

Tax Reform for Technology, Health Sciences and Industrial Companies

January 23, 2018

Key Topics

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) is generating significant changes and opportunities for businesses operating in the high tech, science, manufacturing and distribution spaces. This webinar will introduce you to key areas in the new law, such as:

  • Change in the corporate tax rate
  • 30 percent interest expense limitation
  • Simplified accounting methods options
  • Enhancement to bonus depreciation
  • Change to taxation of self-created patents
  • Retention of the Research and Development Tax Credit and Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • New credit for paying employees who are on leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act

There are too many changes to cover at once, but this webinar is a good introduction to the provisions that may bring a tax benefit or may cause additional tax expense to your company.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the new tax rates and the limits to interest expense
  • Apply revised bonus depreciation and section 179 expensing methods
  • Evaluate if the simplified accounting rules apply to your business
  • Talk about other provisions of the TCJA that impact you and your business


  • Dawn Patrick, CPA | Partner, Tax Services; National Leader, Technology and Health & Life Sciences | Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Ron Wainwright, CPA | Partner, Tax Services; National Leader, Credits/Accounting Methods | Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Sarah McGregor, CPA | Director, Tax Services | Cherry Bekaert LLP

CPE Accreditation

Prerequisites | None
Advanced Preparation | None
Recommended Hours of CPE | 1 Hour*
Delivery Method | Webinar
Program Level | Basic
CPE Category | Taxes

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