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NAFC Learn & Earn: Lessons Learned from the New Tax Law’s First Filing Season and NAFC Taxation Forum

May 14, 2019

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NAFC Learn & Earn: Lessons Learned from the New Tax Law's First Filing Season and NAFC Taxation Forum

Webinar Description: 


Earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits and learn about application of the new federal income tax laws in this NAFC webinar. 

This year marked the first year that carriers had to file tax returns under the new rules put into place by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This webinar will include an overview of the more notable changes stemming from the TCJA, including the §163(j) limitation on deductions for business interest, the §199A qualified business income deduction, cross border taxation, new rules on 1031 exchanges and more.

The second half of this webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to participate in the NAFC Taxation Forum. Participants can ask their tax questions of the presenters and share their own lessons learned with their peers. Taxation Chair Randolph Smith and Vice Chair Eric Grant will lead a discussion of relevant topics of concern within taxation. The NAFC Taxation Forum is a group within the National Accounting & Finance Council which addresses a wide range of federal and state tax issues.


About the Presenters:


Randolph Smith, Partner, Tax Services, Transportation Industry Leader, Grant Thornton


Randolph Smith is a partner in Grant Thornton's Tax Services practice and is the national leader of the Transportation practice. He has more than 29 years of experience in public accounting. He serves as the primary contact in coordinating the delivery of a broad range of tax services, including federal tax solutions and consulting; tax accounting method consulting and implementation; pass-through entity planning, structuring, restructuring and formations; reorganizations, acquisition and divestiture planning; federal tax compliance; executive and shareholder tax and financial planning; and the management of federal tax audits. Smith has extensive experience serving clients in the transportation, real estate, manufacturing and distribution industries. He serves numerous trucking, real estate and other companies.


Eric Grant, Vice President Finance, Maverick


Prior to joining Maverick in 2013 as Controller, Eric worked in public accounting here he managed client services including accounting, taxation, and assurance for the diverse clientele that included Maverick. In 2016, he stepped into the role of Vice President of Finance where he oversees Maverick's Accounting and Finance departments. He and his teams focus on ensuring that we have strong controls, sound pricing methodologies, regulatory compliance and accurate methods for reporting so that we can manage with facts. Eric has a bachelor's degree in Accounting, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Eric is a member of the Arkansas Society of CPAs where he has served on leadership committees. Eric currently serves on the advisory board of the National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations. He also serves as Chairman of the Accounting and Finance Council of Arkansas Trucking Association. Most recently, Eric was selected as one of Arkansas Business' 2017 40 under 40 Class. He and his wife have two small children and reside in Benton, Arkansas.


National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC) members are eligible for an hour of CPE credit for attending this webinar. For details on the CPE and membership, contact Jenny Wieroniey at


This is a "Group Internet Based" offering and no prerequisites are required. NAFC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave North #700, Nashville, TN 37219.


**NOTICE: ATA webinars are strictly educational for our members, and are not press events. The information contained in this webinar is not intended for, nor should it be used in, the production, editing or creation of news or analysis pieces. Participants are also forbidden from using them as background for published materials, white papers or other communications. Therefore, the contents of this webinar are strictly embargoed and off the record.


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