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9190218 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's Impact on Employee Benefits (In-Person)
February 28, 2019 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) brought numerous changes to the Internal Revenue Code, including provisions concerning employer-provided benefits.  In this seminar, two experienced tax attorneys will discuss the revisions in an easy to understand format intended for an audience of business owners, HR professionals, and accountants.  Participants should come prepared to learn about TCJA’s impact on the following issues:

  • Moving expenses
  • Transportation expenses (e.g., bus passes, qualified parking, qualified bicycle commuting), including the impact on nonprofit employers
  • Employer-provided meals and entertainment
  • Employee achievement awards
  • Unreimbursed work-related expenses (e.g., unreimbursed business mileage)
  • Employer credit for paid FMLA leave
  • Participant loan rollovers
  • Elimination of deduction for settlements subject to nondisclosure agreements paid in connection with sexual harassment 

About our Speakers:

Trever K. Asam, Partner, Cades Schutte.  Trever handles federal and state tax audits, administrative appeals, and litigation.  He also advises nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations on issues including obtaining tax exemption, addressing unrelated business income, and using joint ventures and subsidiary organizations. He currently serves as the firm’s pro bono coordinator.

He is a regular speaker on Hawaii State taxation and the taxation of nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Cades Schutte, Trever was in private practice at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C. and clerked for Judge Susan Oki Mollway at the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Trever attended the Duke University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Douglas A. Poe Mordecai Scholarship and an editor for the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems. Before beginning his legal career, Trever was a teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools. 

Chris S. Mashiba, Partner, Cades Schutte.  Chris’s practice is concentrated in the areas of federal and state tax planning for businesses and individuals and resolving federal and state tax audits.  He is the past chair of the Tax Committee of the Hawaii Society of CPAs and past chair of the Tax Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.  Chris is currently listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America.  He is a past Adjunct Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, teaching corporate and partnership taxation.

Chris received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Hastings College of the Law, University of California. Chris received his B.B.A. degree in accounting, with distinction, from the University of Hawaii.  He is also licensed as a CPA in Hawaii (not in public practice).  Chris serves on the board of directors for the River of Life Mission.

Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

Please click here to download the registration for check payment.  Payment must accompany registration and be mailed to the attention of Tonya Ahn.

Cancellations made prior to February 21, 2019 will be fully refunded.  A $20 service charge will be made for cancellations made after February 21.

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Central Union Church, Family Life Center Room 201
1660 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Contact Phone: 808-440-8815

Contact Name: Tonya Ahn

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