Walsh Tax Continuing Education Program

Walsh has been preparing master’s level tax professionals since 1974 and we know how to deliver an engaging, high-quality learning experience that will add practical knowledge and applicable skills to your toolbox.

Walsh Tax Continuing Education (CE) courses offer high-quality curriculum taught by accounting and tax faculty with years of experience in the industry. With comprehensive, current, real-world knowledge of individual tax, partnership tax, corporate tax, and tax compliance, you’ll learn from experienced professionals.

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What courses are offered in a CE format?

See class offerings below for Summer and Fall.

How are the classes structured?

With career and other life priorities, we understand you have a full plate. Therefore, Walsh CE courses are designed to be convenient, practical, and immediately applicable and will be delivered in a remote synchronous setting via Zoom. You’ll be attending the same courses as those offered in our nationally recognized Master of Science in Taxation (MST) with some modifications for CE students. Most class sessions are offered weekly from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in 8 or 9 sessions (depending on the class) over a 10-week period. Walsh’s class experience encourages students to connect both with their instructors and each other. If you have a question you’d like to discuss with your professor one-on-one, they welcome opportunities to connect with and mentor students individually.



Speak with the program chair:

Richard Davidson, CPA, JD, LL.M, Chair and Associate Professor, Taxation

Will I have access to all course materials?

Yes. Although review of asynchronous learning resources and out-of-classroom assignments are not required of CE students, you will have access to the same materials that your MST program classmates have.

Will these classes count toward my Michigan CPA continuing education requirements?

Yes. Walsh’s CE courses give you the opportunity to earn a minimum of 20 CPE credits, dependent on class attendance and satisfactory course completion. At the completion of the class you will be provided with a letter from Walsh containing the course name and number, the number of classroom hours attended, and the date of satisfactory course completion.

What is considered satisfactory course completion for CPE purposes?

At the conclusion of each live synchronous classroom session, there will be a short quiz. In the event you don’t receive a passing score on the quiz, you will be given the opportunity to replace the quiz score by completing an assignment related to that week’s material.

What does the course cost and what if I am not satisfied with the course?

Walsh’s CE courses cost $1,599 per course (books and course materials not included). If you’re not completely satisfied with your CE course for any reason, there will be a one-week drop period with a 100% tuition refund.

Will the classroom/Zoom sessions be recorded?

It is our intent to record the live Zoom sessions. However, please be reminded that CPE credit can only be provided for class attendance at the live, synchronous class sessions.

Have you received any feedback from the tax community about this program?

“As a graduate of the Walsh MST program, I think having an opportunity for a focused, complete educational opportunity that qualifies for CPE is a great option. This is especially true in the fast-paced, virtually connected world we now live in.”

– Terry Pordon, Director of Compliance, Planning, and Forecasting at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

What if I’m interested in pursuing an MST degree after I start the CE program?

After you have completed at least two CE (TAX/ACC) classes you will have the opportunity to apply the CE classes you have already taken into “advanced standing credits” equivalent to one MST class, in effect providing you the ability to complete the MST program with one less class than would otherwise be required.

Summer 2022 Courses

TAX 507 – Tax Accounting

This course is a systematic study of the basic concepts of tax accounting. Students study tax periods and methods; changes in periods and methods; special methods of accounting; depreciation, and cost recovery; inventories including LIFO; and UNICAP. Faculty: John Alfonsi

TAX 525 – Advanced Corporate Tax

This course covers advanced topics in federal tax law as it applies to corporations. Students study taxable business combination; mergers and other tax-free reorganizations, corporate divisions, carryovers of corporate tax attributes, and the rules for filing a consolidated corporate tax return.

TAX 540 – Tax Practice and Procedure

This course is a study of federal tax practice and procedure. Topics to be considered include audits; administrative appeal procedures; tax dispute forums; organization of the Internal Revenue Service; ruling procedure; statutes of limitations; interest and penalties; assessment; collection (including offers in compromise, liens, levies, and transferee liability); and the use and scope of the Freedom of Information Act. Faculty: Eric Gould

TAX 550 – International Tax

The application of the Internal Revenue Code to domestic corporations doing business in foreign countries either through subsidiaries or as branch operations. Topics include factors to consider in deciding whether to create a branch or a subsidiary in a foreign country, the foreign tax credit, and dividend requirements. Also covered are Subpart F, inter-company pricing, tax treaties, FSCs, foreign currency; and the U.S. tax treatment of foreign persons and foreign businesses engaged in U.S. activity.

TAX 598 – Tax Return Seminar

This course is a practical seminar to introduce the different types of tax return filings. The following U.S. Income Tax Forms and related schedules and worksheets will be prepared and analyzed: Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return; Form 1120, U.S. Corporate Income Tax Return; Form 1120 S U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation; Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income. The related tax principles to accurately prepare returns will be emphasized. Related practice and procedure requirements in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service will be addressed. Faculty: Eric Skinner

Fall 2022 Courses

ACC 578 – Accounting for Income Taxes

This course is a systematic study of the basic concepts of accounting for income taxes. At the end of the course, the student will have achieved a substantial technical knowledge of the application of FASB ASC Topic 740 (Income Taxes). Faculty: Alan Gallatin

ACC 585 – CPA Exam Review – Regulation

This course is a comprehensive overview of the concepts involved in preparing students for successful completion of the CPA Exam – Regulation Section. Topics include review of the fundamental rules for ethics and responsibilities of certified public accountants, federal tax practice and procedure and an overview and analysis of the tax rules for individuals, corporations, S corporations and partnerships. Faculty: Daniel Hoops and Eric Skinner

TAX 531 – Partnership and LLC Taxation

This course examines the federal income tax treatment of partnerships and partners. Students study partnership formation; problems of partnership operation including distributions; sales and exchanges of partnership interests; partnership terminations and liquidations; special basis adjustments; and the role of partnership as investment vehicles. The treatment of limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships are also examined. Students will be required to prepare a Form 1065. Faculty: John Alfonsi

TAX 599 – Introduction to Tax Research

An introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of tax research, including the use of the Walsh College Tax Portal and RIA Checkpoint®. The relative value of statutes, judicial precedents, administrative interpretations, and legislative history as sources of authority will also be studied at an introductory level; however, emphasis will be placed on the techniques for discovering the sources of authority in tax law. Faculty: Daniel Hoops