The Tax Practitioners' Institute at Westminster University is a 2-day, continuing education opportunity for tax professionals who what to learn about the newest trends in taxation theory and practice. Expert instructors are tax professionals with accounting and legal backgrounds, providing guidance on the latest interpretations of tax laws. Tax Institute sessions are interactive; participants are encouraged to share their comments and questions.

Tax Institute participants earn a CPE certificate of attendance and up to 16 continuing education credits for CPA licensing in Utah: 13 in tax, 2 in ethics, and 1 in Utah law. Certificates are adjusted to report the amount of CPE each participant earns and are filed with the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA).

Next Institute
Nov. 30–Dec. 1, 2023
Via Zoom



Nov. 30, 2023

  • 8–8:15 a.m. Welcome, Jovana Sisovic
  • 8:15–10:00 a.m. Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts, Mike Blackburn
  • 10–10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:15–11:15 a.m. Utah State Tax Commission Update, Steven Carlow and the Utah Tax Commission Staff
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Estate Planning for Digital Assets, Jonathan Hoagland
  • 12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1–2:45 p.m. Ethics, Rustin Diehl
  • 2:45–3:00 p.m. Break
  • 3–4:45 p.m. Individual and NRA Update, Jovana Sisovic

December 1, 2023

  • 8:00–9:45 a.m. Partnership Tax - The 754 Election, Scott Pickett
  • 9:45–10:00 a.m. Break
  • 10–11:00 a.m. Utah Law, Susan Spiers
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. IRS Litigation, Bryant Hinckley
  • 12–1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1–3:00 p.m. S-Corporations, Troy Lewis
  • 3–3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15–5:00 p.m. Internal Revenue Service Update, Jody Stamback


  • Michael Blackburn, Blackburn and Stoll, LLC
  • Steven Carlow and Utah State Tax Commission Staff, Utah State Tax Commission
  • Rustin Diehl, Allegis Law
  • Bryant Hinckley, Crook Legal Group
  • Jonathan Hoagland, Dentons
  • Troy Lewis, Lewis and Associates, CPAs, LLC
  • Scott Pickett, University of Utah Professor/Lecturer
  • Jovana Sisovic, Westminster University
  • Susan Speirs, UACPA
  • Jody Stamback and the IRS Staff, Internal Revenue Service



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