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ACPEN Signature 2024: Annual Tax Update

Total Credits: 8 including 8 Taxes - Technical



For practitioners, it’s a challenge to stay current or ahead of the curve! Change in the tax law is a virtual certainty and keeping up to date is always difficult. The 2024 elections may have an impact on the Congress, the Presidency and, probably the IRS. This ACPEN course will include a panel of national tax practitioners and experts reviewing the latest judicial, legislative and regulatory developments affecting individuals, corporations and other business entities. They will also try to project future developments!

Even if Congress cannot muster enough votes to pass new legislation before the next elections, the IRS is instituting a variety of new audit programs directed at non-filers and high net worth individuals and passthrough entities. More are announced regularly! Various tax provisions will expire or benefits will be reduced if Congress fails to act. The courts and the IRS continue to churn out rulings and decisions that affect your clients.

**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
  • Focus on providing practical advice useful to practitioners during the 2025 tax season and beyond  
  • Learn the latest legislative and regulatory developments affecting individuals, corporations and other business entities  
  • Understand the latest legislation, IRS initiatives, new regulations, revenue rulings and court decisions that impact the way you advise your clients

Major Subjects
  • Our panel of national tax experts will explain as they discuss federal tax changes and developments during 2024 and pending changes, including legislative, administrative and procedural changes of which you need to be aware ACPEN will give you the best information anywhere on current tax issues…current to the day of the broadcast! Explore in detail the latest statutory, regulatory and judicial developments impacting tax issues.
  • Get the latest details and all the developments in this up-to-the minute tax program that you won't want to miss.

Course Materials


C. Clinton Davis, CPA, JD's Profile

C. Clinton Davis, CPA, JD Related Seminars and Products

Krage & Janvey, L.L.P.

C. Clinton Davis JR, is with the law firm of Krage & Janvey, LLP in downtown Dallas.  He graduated cum laude from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 1980 and first in his graduating class from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  He was first licensed in Florida as an attorney in 1980 and then in Texas in 1982.  He has been a licensed CPA in Texas since 1980.  He has been Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988.  He has been named as a Super Lawyer, a Top Attorney in Texas by Texas Monthly, one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine and a Top Rated Lawyer by the Dallas Morning News, all in the tax area. 

Clint has in the past been an author and discussion leader for numerous CPE courses for the Texas Society of CPAs. Clint also speaks before various bar associations and accounting conferences. and is a frequent presenter and moderator on the Accountants’ Continuing Professional Education Network.

Clint primarily represents high net worth individuals and closely held businesses with much of his time devoted to real estate tax planning, implementation of S corporation ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions and private foundations.


Bruce McGovern, JD, LLM's Profile

Bruce McGovern, JD, LLM Related Seminars and Products


South Texas College of Law

Bruce McGovern, JD is a member of the faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston, where he also serves as Director of the school’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.  Previously, he served for many years as the school’s Vice President and Associate Dean for Academic Administration.  He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.  After law school, he served as a judicial clerk for Judge Thomas Meskill on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.  He then practiced law with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.  He subsequently earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he taught as a visiting faculty member before joining the faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston. Professor McGovern teaches and writes in the areas of business organizations and taxation.  His courses include Federal Income Taxation, U.S. Taxation of International Transactions, Partnership and Subchapter S Taxation, and Federal Tax Procedure.  He frequently speaks on recent developments in federal income taxation.  Professor McGovern is a member of the Council of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section, a former Chair of the Houston Bar Association Section of Taxation, and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.


James A. Smith, CPA, CGMA's Profile

James A. Smith, CPA, CGMA Related Seminars and Products

Managing Director

Smith, Jackson, Boyer & Bovard, PLLC

James A. (Jim) Smith, CPA, CGMA, serves as Managing Director of Smith, Jackson, Boyer & Bovard, PLLC, a Dallas Certified Public Accounting firm.  He practices extensively in tax compliance, planning and controversy representation for individuals and entrepreneurial businesses. He also is engaged in the preparation, compilation and review of financial statements; exit strategy planning for entrepreneurs; merger and acquisition planning and transactions; and forensic accounting and litigation services. 

Mr. Smith served as Chair of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) for the 2007-2008 year, and as a member of its Professional Standards and Federal Tax Policy Committees since their inception.  He served as a member of the AICPA Council 2007 through 2011 and from 2012 through 2015.  He also served as an appointed member of two of the AICPA’s key standard setting committees:  the Accounting and Review Services Committee from 2008 through 2011 and the Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee, 2014 to 2017.

Abbey B. Garber's Profile

Abbey B. Garber Related Seminars and Products


Holland & Knight LLP

Abbey Garber, JD, is a partner at the firm of Holland & Knight, LLP, in Dallas, Texas. He focuses his practice on tax litigation and providing advice in connection with applying tax laws to individuals, estates, corporations, and partnerships. Serving more than 30 years in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, he tried cases of all sizes in Tax Court, earning significant favorable opinions in fraud, tax shelter, and many other cases; received a full Tax Court opinion in an attorneys’ fees case; and prosecuted criminal tax cases in United States District Court as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.  Abbey served as the Southwest Area Team Leader in Chief Counsel, charged with ensuring collaboration and cooperation across operating divisions in a nine-state area. Abbey received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1985 and a B.B.A. in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, Texas Bar Foundation, and Dallas Bar Foundation.  He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association Tax Section and Mock Trial Committee; American Bar Association Tax Section and Administrative Practice Committee; and the State Bar of Texas Tax Section Council and co-chairs the CLE Committee. His accolades include being named to The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White Inc., Best Lawyers in Dallas (Tax: Litigation) by D Magazine; and a Recommended Attorney in The Legal 500 US by Legalease. 


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Industry and Public Accountants

Original Recording Date



Yellow Book


Course Developer

Business Professionals' Network (ACPEN)

Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints.

Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

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Course Registration Requirements

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