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Les Marti, EA

 
 
 

Bio

Les Marti received his B.S. from the University of Illinois. He is an Enrolled Agent who specializes in small business and farm tax returns. He has been in the income tax planning and preparation business since 1987 and has owned and operated his own firm since 1997. Les is an instructor and workbook editor for the University of Illinois Fall Income Tax School. Les is an author and instructor for his farm tax courses, and you can find him teaching his course to other preparers across the Midwest.

Les has been a member of NATP since he began preparing taxes in 1987. He was a member of the IL NATP board from 2000-2010, serving as treasurer, vice-president and president, as well as co-editor of the chapter newsletter. Les lives in Gibson City IL where he is active in his church and community.

 Instructor's Courses

 

 

1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Anchorage, AK - November 2-3, 2017<p>Workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.</p> <h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZAnchorageF170352017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z900 E. Benson BoulevardAnchorageBP Energy Center(907) 743-4270AKhttp://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=NATP%201040%20Workshop%5EANCRI%60NATNATA%6099.00%60USD%60false%603%6011/1/17%6011/3/17%6010/1/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes99519Les Martihttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxAK104020172017-11-02T12:00:00Z2017-11-02T12:00:00Z2017-11-03T12:00:00Z
1040 Workshops1040 Workshops - Bay City, MI - October 23-24, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZBay CityF170072017-05-11T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZOne Wenonah Park PlaceBay CityDoubleTree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront(989) 891-6000MIhttp://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/michigan/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-bay-city-riverfront-MBSBCDT/index.html#48708Les Martihttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxMI104020172017-10-23T12:00:00Z2017-10-23T12:00:00Z2017-10-24T12:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Hilton Head, SC - Dec 6-7, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-04-01T04:00:00ZHilton HeadF171122017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z130 Shipyard DriveHilton HeadSonesta Resort Hilton Head Island(843) 842-2400SChttps://www.sonesta.com/us/south-carolina/hilton-head-island/sonesta-resort-hilton-head-island29928Les Martihttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxSC104020172017-12-06T13:00:00Z2017-12-06T13:00:00Z2017-12-07T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Jacksonville, FL - Dec 4-5, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-04-01T04:00:00ZJacksonvilleF171062017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z14670 Duval RoadJacksonvilleCrowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport(904) 741-4404FLhttps://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/jacksonville/jaxap/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=YextLocal-_-USA-_-JAXAP32218Les Martihttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxFL104020172017-12-04T13:00:00Z2017-12-04T13:00:00Z2017-12-05T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Lansing, MI - October 25-26, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZLansingF170082017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z925 S. Creyts RoadLansingCrowne Plaza Lansing West(517) 323-7100MIhttps://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/lansing/lancp/hoteldetail48917Les Martihttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxMI104020172017-10-25T12:00:00Z2017-10-25T12:00:00Z2017-10-26T12:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - North Charleston, SC - Dec 8-9, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-04-01T04:00:00ZNorth CharlestonF171162017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z5264 International Blvd.North CharlestonDouble Tree by Hilton Charleston Convention Center(843) 576-0300SChttp://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-carolina/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-north-charleston-convention-center-CHSCODT/index.html#29418Les Martihttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxSC104020172017-12-08T13:00:00Z2017-12-08T13:00:00Z2017-12-09T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Tempe, AZ - October 30-31, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZTempeF170162017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z4400 S. Rural RoadTempeEmbassy Suites Phoenix - Tempe(480) 897-7444AZhttp://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/embassy-suites-by-hilton-phoenix-tempe-PHXTPES/index.html#85282Les Martihttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxAZ104020172017-10-30T12:00:00Z2017-10-30T12:00:00Z2017-10-31T12:00:00Z
On-Demand WebinarFarming 101<h3>Summary</h3> <p>Farming is a unique activity with its own set of special tax issues. This webinar is a beginner’s guide for tax preparers who want to learn the basics and begin preparing individual income tax returns for farmers. You will learn depreciation rules specific to farming, farm income averaging, farm income and its association with social security benefits. We’ll also walk you through the sale of assets unique to farmers and how to prepare Schedule F, <i>Profit or Loss From Farming</i>.</p> <iframe src="https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/mf8fothkpt" title="Wistia video player" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="wistia_embed" name="wistia_embed" allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen width="640" height="360"></iframe> <script src="https://fast.wistia.net/assets/external/E-v1.js" async></script> <h3>Objectives</h3> <p>Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: <ul> <li>Identify whether a client’s activity is a farm activity.</li> <li>Evaluate whether a client’s farming activity is a hobby or for profit and summarize the implications.</li> <li>Identify various types of farm income for clients at the tax desk.</li> <li>Determine whether farm income received by taxpayers is taxable.</li> <li>Correctly calculate farming expenses.</li> <li>Correctly apply depreciation methods unique to assets used in farming.</li> <li>Assess when the rules regarding excess farm losses apply.</li> <li>Describe farm income averaging and when to use it.</li> <li>Accurately complete Schedule F, <i>Profit or Loss from Farming</i>.</li> </ul> <h3>Course Details</h3> <p>This webinar includes the presentation slides, exam questions, live webinar recording with review questions, and Q&A transcript. CPE is issued after exam is successfully completed.</p>2017-07-27T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00ZNone2017-07-27T04:00:00Z0N/AODW1713Basic2Federal Tax Law Topic2017-07-27T04:00:00ZQAS Self Study$56 for Members and $68 for Nonmembers2Federal Tax Law Topic22TaxesNoneLes Marti, EAhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/Les-Marti.aspxFederal Tax Law Topic2 CPE for AFSP, EA, CPA, CRTPon-demand webinar20172018-12-31T05:00:00Z

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