Colorado Income Tax – Decoupling from the Internal Revenue Code

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Speaker: Bruce Nelson, M.A., C.P.A

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Bruce M. Nelson, MA, is a CPA with more than 35 years’ experience in federal and state and local tax (SALT). Currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of State Taxation, Bruce previously spent ten years as director of the SALT group at EKS&H, LLLP, three years with a law firm specializing in tax audit defense and litigation, and several years as a senior tax manager for Ernst & Young. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master’s degree from Colorado State University. He is a frequent seminar speaker and teaches continuing education classes in tax for the Colorado Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Bruce has published more than fifty tax articles in many publications including the Journal of Accountancy, Tax Executive, Journal of State Taxation, the Journal of Multistate Taxation, State Tax Notes, and Colorado Lawyer. He is the author of The Adviser’s Guide to Multistate Income Taxation and co-author of the Sales and Use Tax Answer Book.


This live event will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  Check in and networking will start at 11:30 a.m., and the business meeting will commence at 11:45.  The speaker will start at 12 noon.  


The Colorado state legislature did the unthinkable in 2020; it detached the Colorado tax base from the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) by specifically decoupling from several provisions in the federal CARES Act. In addition, the Colorado Department of Revenue issued an emergency regulation providing that the state’s rolling conformity to the IRC applies only on a prospective basis.  The new legislation and regulations will impact every business that does business in Colorado.

In this presentation Bruce Nelson will introduce you to the mechanics and application of these new rules.  Using concrete examples, you will gain an understanding of both the theory behind the latest developments and acquire an understanding of how these changes specifically impact your clients or your company.


CE credit status:  CFP, CLE, CPA:  Approved; CLU/Insurance: Denied.  Designed for CPAs, attorneys, financial planners, CLUs, ChFCs, and others practicing in the estate planning field. Pre-requisites - none; program level- advanced; advance preparation: none; delivery method: lecture/group study; recommended credit: 1 hour.

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