November 4, 2019

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | The Silver Anniversary Session of the Community Bank Tax Workshop

During its 25 years, the Community Bank Tax Workshop has become the banking industry's premier annual advanced tax conference focused specifically on tax planning and compliance by community banks. The Workshop is attended by financial executives of community banks and bank holding companies, and by their outside accountants and counsel.
What a special year to have our 25 anniversary session! We are nearing the end of our second year under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most comprehensive rewrite of corporation income taxes since 1986.  The IRS has issued most of the guidance especially relevant to community financial institutions, or will have done so by the conference in November. Practitioners have at least one year's experience preparing returns under the Act. Come, bring your questions, and share your experiences and ideas.
CPE Credits NASBA Field of Study: Taxes - Technical

Justin Horst - Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc
John Cederberg, CPA - John E. Cederberg, CPA
Paul Sirek - Eide Bailly LLP

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | Bank Tax Tutorial

As most of the presentations at the conference will focus on specific technical issues, you will want to take advantage of our preparatory Bank Tax Tutorial. The Bank Tax Tutorial is designed for comptrollers, tax professionals and their outside advisors, and prepares you to follow the conference presentations with a greater understanding of the complexity of these issues. If you have not had a refresher course in some time, if you want a succinct and inclusive review, or if you just want to fill in gaps in your background, plan now to attend this special seven-hour tutorial. In this session, we will discuss the common schedule M adjustments specific to banking, the bad debt conformity election, and emerging issues that are likely to be discussed in detail at the main conference.
CPE Credits NASBA Field of Study: Taxes - Technical 

Patrick Egan - New York Community Bancorp
David Thornton - Crowe LLP New York
Cody Lewis - Crowe LLP Sacramento

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM | ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes Workshop

Whether you are new to tax accounting or are in need of a refresher, this half-day, interactive workshop covers the fundamentals of the tax provision computation in accordance with ASC 740.  Participants will work together under the guidance of KPMG instructors to complete a comprehensive case study requiring the preparation of a tax provision for a representative community/regional domestic bank.  Throughout the completion of the case study, the workshop will also highlight select recent developments and common areas of challenge with respect to ASC 740.
CPE Credits NASBA Field of Study: Accounting & Auditing 
At the end of the training, professionals will be able to:
  • Complete the steps required to prepare a tax provision pursuant to ASC 740;
  • Compute total tax expense or benefit and deferred tax assets or liabilities;
  • Identify common book-tax differences for banks;
  • Recognize significant factors requiring a valuation allowance with respect to deferred tax assets;
  • Prepare an effective tax rate reconciliation;
  • Understand significant state tax considerations in tax provisions; and
  • Properly present income taxes in the financial statements.

Liz L’Hommedieu - KPMG
Tony Welburn - KPMG
Mike George - KPMG
Todd Voss - KPMG
Susan Mays - KPMG
Kathy Perkinson - First Citizens Bank
Elizabeth Herzberg - PNC

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Mid-Afternoon Stretch

Roundtable 1

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable: Information Reporting

Deborah Pflieger - EY
Roundtable 2

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable: Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Ethan Schiffman - EY
Santhosh Kumar - EY
Chris Saveri - EY
Roundtable 3

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable: International & Inbound Banking

Ilene Mak, CPA - Mazars USA LLP
Erin Alexander - Mazars USA LLP
Roundtable 4

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable: Loan Workouts

David Thornton - Crowe LLP New York
Roundtable 5

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable: Cybersecurity for Banks

Shahryar Shaghaghi - Cohn Reznick

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Welcome Reception

November 5, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM | Networking Breakfast

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Registration

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Keynote: Exploring 2019 Economic Trends and Upcoming Economic Issues within the Banking Industry

A look at current economic trends and how they relate to the banking industry in 2019 and beyond.

Curtis Dubay - American Bankers Association

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM | General Banking Update

This session will provide attendees with an overview of federal income tax and accounting developments of significant interest to banks and practitioners. Topics to be discussed include an analysis and review of recent and proposed tax legislation, including tax reform proposals, a summary of recent IRS pronouncements and cases, recent accounting and regulatory guidance, and a review of current IRS examination issues.
John Kinsella - American Bankers Association
Ellen Rotenberg - PwC
Liz L’Hommedieu - KPMG
Matthew Mosby - KPMG

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Mid-Morning Break

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | IRS Developments

Led by representatives from industry and public accounting, as well as current and former IRS executives, this panel will discuss the taxpayer and government positions on current issues being raised by the IRS for examination. The panel will feature a lively discussion of IRS positions affecting current examination issues as well as strategic initiatives and structural changes within the IRS that will impact taxpayers.

James W. Ahern - PwC
Rosemary Sereti - Deloitte Tax LLP
Vince Guilliano - Internal Revenue Service

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM | Networking Lunch & Keynote Presentation

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM : Co-Chair Remarks 
12:45 PM - 1: 45 PM 
Luncheon Keynote: Legislative & Tax Reform Update 

Speaker: Jennifer Acuña, Principal, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG


Breakout Session 1

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Banking Update

Colleen Delger - Banner Bank
David Thornton - Crowe LLP New York
Kevin Powers - Crowe LLP
Breakout Session 2

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

FSI - Recent Tax Developments

Jack Burns - EY
Natalie Hennessy - Citibank
John Taylor - EY
Breakout Session 3

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

GAAP Update

Mary Anne Pipkin - BKD
Brandy Buckler - BKD
Breakout Session 4

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Ron Copher - Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
Nick Ratti - CohnReznick
Cindy Fang - Cohn Reznick
Russell Phillips - CohnReznick

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Mid-Afternoon Stretch

Breakout Session 1

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Comp & Fringe Benefits Update

Walter B. Doggett III - E*TRADE Financial Corporation
Albert Arazi, CPA - Grant Thornton LLP
Asya Ivanova, CPA - Grant Thornton LLP
Breakout Session 2

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Regulatory Issues & Bank Stress Testing

Adrian Fenton - Bank of New York Mellon
Brian Hydrick - PwC
Breakout Session 3

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

S Corp Update

Jeremy Uhl - Security National Bank
Brian Mall - BKD CPAs & Advisors
Kevin Powers - Crowe LLP
Kathy Herbig - Crowe LLP

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Networking Cocktail Reception

November 6, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Keynote: What's Next for Banking and Bank Stock

A review of how q3 earnings will affect capital markets and the banking industry. Plus, as new fintechs and automation take the banking industry by storm what influence will they have on the way we work both globally and domestically?

Tom Brown - Second Curve Capital

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM | SALT Update

The State and Local Tax session will be an interactive panel discussion covering the latest developments in state and local taxation of financial institutions. Topics will include a review of the “State of the States,” an update on significant new and pending legislation, thoughts on the recent trend toward market-based sourcing, recent judicial and administrative rulings, and other state/local developments and trends that are impacting the industry and your state effective tax rate.
Walter B. Doggett III - E*TRADE Financial Corporation
Bridget Foster - Deloitte Tax, LLP
Arthur Tilley - Deloitte Tax LLP
Howard Polonetsky - Grant Thornton LLP

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM | Mid-Morning Break

Breakout Session 1

10:35 AM - 12:05 PM

M&A Update

Ronald Kolodkin - RSM US LLP
Patrick Phillips - RSM US LLP
Breakout Session 2

10:35 AM - 12:05 PM

Tax Accounting Update

Brett Scribner - U.S. Bancorp
Edward Repking - PwC
Breakout Session 3

10:35 AM - 12:05 PM

How to Create a Data-Driven Tax Department

Diana Miller - Signature Bank
Tony Welburn - KPMG
Anita Goebel - KPMG LLP
Amit Ringshia - KPMG

12:05 PM - 1:00 PM | Networking Lunch


Breakout Session 1

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

IRS Practice & Procedure Update

Dean M. Fischbeck - Bank of America
Kristin Gutting - DHG
Breakout Session 2

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Opportunity Zones & Other Newsworthy Tax Credits

John Kinsella - American Bankers Association
Gary Hecimovich - Deloitte Tax LLP