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  • Former IRS Commission Lawrence B. Gibbs addresses attendees at the Institute's 50th Anniversary Dinner (2012)

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 2013 Sessions.

2013 Institute

Dec. 5-6, 2013
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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Highlights for 2013

  • 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 Healthcare Reform Update, Farm Tax, Tax Controversies, and Taxation of Life Insurance
  • Some of the Best Planning Ideas in the 2013 Tax Environment
  • Washington update
  • Nebraska and Iowa State tax and economic development
  • Thursday afternoon breakouts on three distinct topics: Structuring and Due Diligence Consideration in M&A, more in-depth regarding Planning Ideas, and What’s Hot in Life Insurance
  • Two hours of Ethics
  • Registration Fee Discounts:
    Early Registration $360 for registrations received by November 12;
    $410 for registrations received between November 12 and November 25.
    $275 for participants with five or fewer years in practice.

Please note the new registration dead line of Monday, November 25, 2013.

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2013 Institute Brochure

Institute Features for 2013

  • Online registration/credit cards. The Institute accepts registration online with payment via credit card. Paying by check is still an option for firms registering more than one participant.
  • Registration Deadline – NEW FOR 2013. Due to the intervening Thanksgiving holiday and related business closures, the Institute has set a registration deadline of Monday, November 25, 2013. Walk-in registration for $510.
  • Being green. The Institute encourages participants to take advantage of the course materials offered on this website. Upon registering, you will be e-mailed access instructions. 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 $100. Persons unable to attend the Institute may obtain written materials as well as access to the online materials for a fee of $225. Order online by November 25, 2013.
  • Continuing Education Credit. Please see inside listing of continuing education credit for CPAs, attorneys, CFPs and insurance professionals. For more details, go to and select Annual Institutes. Then choose CE Reporting.