65th Tax Institute

We welcome the Tax Practitioner Institute Participants.  

Thursday, November 8 & Friday, November 9, 2018
Millennium Hotel
2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, New York

Please note:

Early bird deadline has been extended to October 15

Program Overview

2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the Tax Institute, offered by the University at Buffalo School of Management, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Erie Institute of Law.

This 1.5-day seminar provides a means of reviewing and clarifying provisions and patterns of federal tax laws. The Tax Institute continues to provide practitioners with cutting-edge information regarding the substance and administration of tax laws.


Continuing Education Credits

CFP: The Tax Institute is authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to offer up to 9 CFP credits for full attendance. Please be sure to add your CFP Number or last four digits of SSN to the sign in sheets on both days.

CLE: This traditional continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of New York's Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 12 CLE credit hours, category TBD. Florida CLE credit is available for this program through the Florida Bar Association.

CLU: This institute satisfies requirements for PACE credit. Participants can earn one (1) credit hour for each 50 minutes of the program attended.

CPE: The Institute on Taxation is authorized by the State Board of Accountancy to be a sponsor of continuing education programs for New York State certified public accountants and/or public accountants under Section 7409 of the Education Law and Section 70.6 of the Commissioner's Regulations under Sponsor ID #001414. Full attendance at the institute will earn 12 CPE credits for participants.

Enrolled Agents: Earn up to 10 CE. 1 CE for each session attended. The Institute on Taxation has been accepted as meeting requirements of the Treasury Department Circular #230 as a sponsor of qualifying programs for those individuals enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Please be sure to add your identification numbers (PTIN number) to the sign in sheets on both days.

Planning Committee

The Tax Institute planning committee is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and producing the highly successful event. 

Steven Sanders, CPA, Steven Sanders CPA
Bruce Zgoda, CPA, Zgoda & Associates CPA's, P.C.

Greg Altman, CPA, Health Sciences Charter School
Gary Bluestein, Esq., Andreozzi, Bluestein, Weber, Brown LLP
Raymond G. Brady, CPA, Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates PC
Ann Cohen, CPA, UB School of Management
Cheryl Hall, CPA, UB School of Management
Marion Kopin, CPA, Kopin & Company CPA, PC
Kelly Marks, Esq., Phillips Lytle LLP
Tom Mazurek, CPA, Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP
Ray McCabe, Esq., Barclay Damon LLP
Stephen McCann, Jr., Esq., McCann Firm LLC
Martha Salzman, Esq., UB School of Management
Charles Telford, III, Esq., Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
Cory Van Deusen, CPA, Lumsden McCormick
Deborah Weber, Esq., Andreozzi, Bluestein, Weber, Brown LLP
Bruce Zgoda, CPA, Zgoda & Associates CPA's, P.C.

Material Options

Option 1. Pay the full registration fee, and receive a copy of the printed materials during the registration/check-in process.

Option 2. Go paperless and receive a $30 discount off your registration fee. You can access and print your own materials and bring them with you to the seminar. Visit our materials page to view or print program materials prior to the event.

Please note: Limited extra materials will be available at the seminar for a $50 purchase.


Early Bird rate through October 15, 2018
$350 - Registration with hard copy of materials
$320 - paperless registration - course material will be sent via link to your email address

Rate from October 16 - November 8, 2018
$400 - Registration with hard copy of materials
$370  - paperless registration - Course material will be sent via link to your email address

Day one only rate: $275
Day two only rate: $180

No other discounts available if purchasing one day access


Registrations can be made by calling the Erie Institute of Law at 716-852-8687 or visiting http://eriebar.org/MemberCenter/Calendar/65thTaxInstitute.