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The 2018 IPT Annual Conference is headed to Vancouver, BC! June 24-27, 2018

Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Canadians are known for their friendly nature, and Vancouver's citizens take great pride in their welcoming, clean, safe streets - day or night, all year round.

Don’t forget that if you are traveling to Canada from the US and you are an American citizen, you will need to bring your US passport. It typically takes about eight weeks to renew a passport, so make sure you, and those traveling with you, have up-to-date passports.

Registrations must be completed in advance of the Conference through the IPT Office. There are 3 ways to register:

1. Online Registration (Preferred Method) -or-
2. Complete a registration form and email to (Email/Faxed registrations may not be secure and it is recommended to register online) -or-
3. Mail to: Institute for Professionals in Taxation®, 1200 Abernathy Road, N.E., Suite L-2, Atlanta, GA 30328

Registration form will be available soon

Your registration fee to IPT 2018 Annual Conference includes the following:
Usual Conference expenses (meeting rooms, audio visual, wifi, etc.)
Pre-session Monday through Wednesday continental breakfasts
Monday and Tuesday luncheons
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  refreshment breaks
Sunday and Monday receptions
Tuesday evening mystery dinner event   (served plated meal) 
Conference materials
Over 60 sessions and presentations from which to choose
Approximately seventeen (17) CPE credits (including 1.5 IPT ethics credit hours) are available for full attendance Monday through Wednesday, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Here is a look at some of the topics planned for the Conference to date:
Cross-Border Canadian Sales Taxes
Sampling: Big Data, Big IDR’s and Big Unkowns... 
Reserves & ASC 450
Economic Nexus/Quill   
After Wayfair: M&A Considerations in a Post-Physical-Presence Nexus World
Incorporating Automation and Artificial Intelligence Into Your Indirect Tax Department Strategy 
Deep Dive - Sales Tax Rebate Incentive Program
False Claims & Consumer Fraud  
Identifying, Pursuing and Maximizing Property Tax Incentives   
Separating Intangible Assets
Mergers and Acquisitions and Property Tax
The Cost Approach and All That Jazz  
Property Tax Considerations for Site Selection  
The Not So Simple “Fee Simple”       
A Look at Inventory Property Tax Reporting        
State Implications of the Federal Partnership Rules    
Market-Based Sourcing      
Federal Tax Reform - A Deeper Look into State Income Tax Implications  

All spouses/social guests are charged additional fees.

Admission to all social functions and sessions is by display of badge (tickets when applicable).

IPT Member Early Registration before May 25, 2018 is $695; $745 after May 25, 2018 and $795 for onsite registration
IPT Non-Member Early Registration before May 25, 2018 is $1195; $1245 after May 25, 2018 and $1295 for onsite registration

Accompanying person**      
Sunday reception, Monday reception, and Tuesday dinner $150 package 
Tuesday Night Dinner $100 per ticket
Monday Walking Tour – (minimum attendance required for tour to occur) $25.00 per ticket

If you are planning to attend the Annual Conference in Vancouver, there is a unique opportunity for you and your family… an Alaskan cruise! Take advantage of your travel to this region and join other IPT members and their families for a 7-day Alaskan cruise. Click here for more information

Payment Policy
No registrations will be processed without payment and are subject to the payment due date and cancellation fees. All fees must be in U.S. funds. The following credit cards may be used: American Express, VISA and MasterCard. In order for credit cards to be processed, it is important that the information requested on the registration form be filled out completely. If the address on your registration form differs from the billing address for your credit card, you must provide IPT with the credit card billing address.

Make checks payable to: Institute for Professionals in Taxation®.

Cancellations and Substitutions
There is a cancellation charge of $100. Any registration that is not cancelled in writing prior to the June 15, 2018 cut-off date is subject to the entire Conference fee. All requests for refunds must be in writing. No refunds for cancellations will be given after June 15, 2018 (5:00 pm EDT). There is a substitution charge of $40 on or before June 15, 2018; it becomes a $50 charge after that date (a substitute must be someone from your company). Confirmation of acceptance will be sent after registration is processed. Questions?  For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint and refund, please contact our office at 404-240-2300.

*Please note that IPT Conferees who have not paid their membership dues for 2018 will not be granted the reduced registration fee.  To apply for or renew membership, please visit the membership section of the IPT website.

**This fee is available for spouse/guest to attend social events.  All guest must have a ticket (provided upon registration) to attend these events. 

If you would like to become a member of IPT & attend the conference, which makes you eligible for the lower registration fee, please click Become a Member. There are two types of memberships which includes Corporate and Consultant.  Membership applications are available on IPT’s website. 

Member Connections Welcome
New members and 1st time attendees are encouraged to attend the IPT Member Welcome Session on Sunday from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. The IPT President and Annual Conference Overall Chair will give a brief overview of IPT and introduce you to senior IPT members in attendance. There will be opportunity for casual one-on-one interaction with senior members to ask them questions about their IPT experiences, the agenda of the Annual Conference program or, if you are interested, volunteer opportunities within IPT. We encourage member interaction at this session and throughout the Annual Conference program - IPT is your organization.

Annual Conference Objective
The Institute is an organization that promotes professional certification, education, ethical practices, and discussion of issues of mutual concern with other tax professionals. IPT does, however, prohibit the solicitation of business at Institute functions.

IPT Confirmation Policy
Everyone who registers for an IPT program will receive a confirmation email confirming their registration.

Learn more about Vancouver and traveling to Canada - click here.