This comprehensive course covers key tax issues for completing complicated individual returns, including in-depth coverage of recent legislation, case law developments, and relevant notices, announcements, revenue rulings, and procedures to help the busy practitioner stay current. Speakers are all practicing preparers who share practical tips to help you get ready for this tax season. We will review the groundbreaking deduction for qualified business income (IRC Sec. 199A), including new guidance on wages and the rental real estate safe harbor. The course will incorporate planning considerations in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The course will also address deductible meals expense in the work place, tackle tax challenges facing special industries including shared economy businesses and marijuana dispensaries, and explore the unique tax incentives offered by Qualified Opportunity Funds.