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Registration for the 2015 Institute is closed.

Due to the overwhelming interest in the program, all participants must be preregistered.  Walk-in registrations cannot be accommodated this year.

Thank you for your interest in the Great Plains Federal Tax Institute.  Make plans now to join us for next year's Institute to take place at the Omaha Embassy Suites - Downtown/Old Market on December 1 and 2, 2016.

The Institute

The Great Plains Federal Tax Institute is a continuing education conference for attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, life insurance and other tax professionals. Each year, the Institute assembles subject matter experts from the around nation. Check out the 2015 Sessions.

2015 Institute

Dec. 3-4, 2015
Embassy Suites - Downtown/Old Market
555 S. 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska
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2014 Institute

Dec. 4-5, 2014
Embassy Suites - Downtown/Old Market
555 S. 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska
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Natalie B. Choate, America's Leading Speaker on Retirement Planning, to Present Two Topics at 2015 Institute

On Friday morning, Dec. 4, Natalie B. Choate, with the firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, will become the Tax Institute's first Deryl F. Hamann keynote presenter.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m., she will deliver "201 Best (and Worst) Planning Ideas for Your Client's Retirement Benefits."  This presentation concludes at 10:00 a.m.  Following a refreshment break, Ms. Choate returns to address, one of the most misunderstood areas of all estate planning: "Making Retirement Benefits Payable to Trusts.")

Ms. Choate's presentations at the 53rd Annual Great Plains Federal Tax Institute are made possible by a contribution to the 50th Anniversary Friends Society by Omaha attorney Deryl F. Hamann. The Institute expresses its deep appreciate to Mr. Hamann for his most generous contribution to the Tax Institute.

The 53rd Annual Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, Dec. 3 and 4, 2015, is being planned to provide continuing professional development to include two hours of ethics, plus major other planning topics.

Watch for more information coming soon.  It is anticipated that online registration will open by Oct. 1.

Highlights for 2015

  • A review of current developments in income, estate, and gift taxes

  • Presentations by nationally-known speakers with practical planning information covering a variety of hot topics, including partnership planning, traps with like-kind exchanges, pre- and post-marital planning, and fiduciary income taxes

  • Washington update

  • Nebraska and Iowa state tax and economic development

  • Three hours of retirement benefits planning with the nation’s premier authority

  • Two hours of Ethics

  • Registration Fee Discounts:
    • $385 for registrations received by November 11;
    • $435 for registrations received between November 12 and November 23.
    • $275 for participants with five or fewer years in practice.

Please note the new registration deadline of Monday, November 23, 2015.

Download the 2015 Institute Brochure

Institute Features for 2015

  • Online registration/credit cards.
    The Institute accepts registration online with payment via credit card or PayPal account. Paying by check is still an option for firms registering more than one participant.
  • Registration Deadline.
    Due to the intervening Thanksgiving holiday and related business closures, the Institute has set a registration deadline of Monday, November 23, 2015. Walk-in registration fee is $550.
  • Being green.
    The Institute encourages participants to take advantage of the course materials offered on this website. Once registered, you will receive further instructions via email. It is your option to print or not to print the materials.
  • Printed materials available for an additional fee.
    Institute registrants may request a printed copy of the course materials for an additional fee of $180. Persons unable to attend the Institute may obtain written materials as well as access to the online materials for a fee of $285. See Information for Registrants for details. Order online by November 23, 2015.
  • Continuing Education Credit.
    Please see the Continuing Education Reporting page for a listing of continuing education credit for CPAs, attorneys, and insurance professionals.