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Accountants and Tax Professionals.

CPE Events & Resources


Detroit Seminar Site

Burton Manor - Livonia
27777 Schoolcraft
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 427-9110
Facility Website

Map link to Burton Manor

Area Hotels for Events at
Burton Manor in Livonia:

Hampton Inn & Suites
28151 Schoolcraft 
Livonia, MI 48150
Hotel Website
Link for Booking on Line

Holiday Inn Express
27451 Schoolcraft
Livonia, MI 48150
   Hotel Website
Link for Booking Online

Holiday Inn - Livonia
17123 Laurel Park Dr. N
Livonia, MI 48152
Hotel Website
Link for Booking Online

Courtyard by Marriott
17200 N Laurel Park Dr 
Hotel Website
Link for Booking Online


Lansing Seminar Site

Eagle Eye Golf Club
15500 Chandler Rd
Bath, MI 48808
517- 641-4570
Facility Website

Map Link to Eagle Eye GC

Area Hotels for Events at
Eagle Eye Golf Club

Baymont Inn & Suites
formerly American Inn & Suites
11055 Aaron Drive
Dewitt, MI 48820
I-69 at Bus. 27 Exit
Hotel Website

Sleep Inn of DeWitt
1101 Commerce Park Dr
DeWitt, MI 48820
I-69 at Bus. 27 Exit
Hotel Website

Courtyard by Marriott
2710 Lake Lansing Road
Lansing, MI 48912
I-127 at Lake Lansing Rd Exit
Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites
2500 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
I-127 at Lake Lansing Rd Exit
Hotel Website

Hyatt Place Hotel
2401 Showtime Dr
Lansing, MI 48912
I-127 at Lake Lansing Rd Exit
Hotel Website

Holiday Inn Express
2924 West Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
I-127 at Lake Lansing Rd Exit
Hotel Website

Fairfield Inn & Suites
3320 Preeyde Blvd
Lansing, MI 48912
I-127 at Lake Lansing Rd Exit
Hotel Website

Always at Great Facilities!

Mark Your 2019 Calendar:

2019 GEAR UP Business Entities Seminars 
September 23-24, 2019, Eagle Eye GC, Bath

2019 GEAR UP 1040 Tax Seminar
November 11-12, 2019, Burton Manor, Livonia

2019 GEAR UP 1040 Tax Seminar
November 20-21, 2019, Eagle Eye GC, Bath

Additional live seminar and possible web-based programs in summer and fall are still being coordinated. Announcements will be made when they have been confirmed.

MTAP Seminar Refund and Transfer Policy: Cancellation of a registration to any MTAP live seminar
or web-based event must be received no later than five (5) business days prior to the event. Cancellations made after that date will have all event-related fees deducted from the refund. “No Shows” to an event forfeit entire fee with materials mailed. Transfers made from one location to another made under 5 business days from the event date require a transfer fee that covers the costs of guarantees made for the original event venue and related administrative expenses.

Announcing Our New Venue for
the GEAR UP 1040 in Livonia

MTAP is proud to announce our new partnership with the Burton Manor on Schoolcraft Road in Livonia. The facility's new owners bring exciting energy and culinary options to an already-aesthetically pleasing venue.

Burton Manor's location also makes it easier to access for Detroit city area practitioners, and the local hotels, eateries, and shopping areas make it a true destination locale.

We at MTAP are sure members and guests will enjoy the Burton Manor and we look forward to hosting our 2019 GEAR UP 1040 there!


2019 Education Brings Many Challenges

MTAP's successful 2018 seminar season is over and we want to thank everyone for supporting the association.

2019 brings more challenges as Michigan implements precedent-setting legalization of recreational marijuana and the business challenges that will accompany it since selling and/or using recreational marijuana is still a felony under federal law. MTAP has begun work on education addressing how members can effectively service
medical and recreational use marijuana businesses. Look for a date and location for this precedent-setting seminar next spring.

2019 will also bring more intrigue as Democrats assume control of the U.S. House of Representatives with the goal of rolling back some of what they term "generous" tax cuts for corporations and wealthy taxpayers. President Trump has hinted that he may consider a deal making the middle class tax cuts in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 permanent in exchange for increases in corporate and top tier individual tax rate increases. Nevertheless, we all understand that more tax changes, especially technical corrections, will be needed after the upcoming tax season exposes the need for amendments. So look for seminar updates on these important issues next summer and fall.

And as usual, MTAP will again sponsor our GEAR UP Business Entities and 1040 seminars in the fall, with a switch in venues for the Detroit-area 1040 from the Sheraton Hotel in Novi to the Burton Manor on Schoolcraft Road off I-96 at the Middlebelt Road exit in Livonia. We are excited to make this move and very confident it will improve the overall attendee experience that both you and MTAP expect from our events.

So look for more details on our upcoming 2019 events . . . and never hesitate to offer your suggestions on topics and programs you think will benefit the membership.

Resources for the
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017:

Helpful Client Handout on Tax Act Changes

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MTAP has been a sponsor of IRS-approved seminars since 1963.
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are accepted by the IRS, Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation,
College for Financial Planning, and the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.


MTAP P.O. Box 398 Bath, MI 48808-0398