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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
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What does my registration include?

Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the MAPCast. MAPCasts also include one hour of CPE.

Why CPAFMA MAPCasts?

Fast.

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

Easy.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

Affordable.
CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars

Tax Claims - MAPCast

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): John Raspante, CPA, MST NAPLIA
Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of risk management techniques to mitigate loss and protect their check book from the cost of attorney fees and damages.
Field of Study: Tax Claims
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Tax claims against accounting firms are the most frequent of all claims faced by accountants. These claims historically result in 52% to 55% of all claims made against accounting firms. Due to the high frequency of these claims it is important for accounting firms to have internal controls and procedures in place to mitigate litigation against them.

The intent of this session, Tax Claims, is to provide the accounting firm with an understanding of risk management techniques to mitigate loss and protect your check book from the cost of attorney fees and damages. The presenter, John Raspante will cover the types of claims and best defenses against such claims including topics like; client selection process, engagement letter usage, client communication and more.

Presenter Bio(s)
John Raspante is NAPLIA’s Director of Risk Management. He oversees the industry specific expertise and risk management for NAPLIA’s accounting and financial clients. Mr. Raspante is the former Director of Compliance and Risk Management as well as the Director of Education for Graf Repetti & Co. LLP, Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors. Prior to joining Graf Repetti, Mr. Raspante worked nine years for CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company, a provider of accountants’ professional liability insurance. Mr. Raspante’s primary responsibility at CAMICO was providing loss prevention services to the organization’s largest insured’s. Mr. Raspante is a frequent speaker within the accounting profession on issues relating to risk management and professional ethics. He presents regularly at different conferences for accounting firm associations and CPA State Societies. He is a published author and contributor for accounting firm periodicals such as Journal of Accountancy and Accounting Today.

Cost
$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs


Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.