American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Part 1)
About this Lawline.com Program
In the first part of a two part series, returning Lawline.com Faculty Member Bart Basi gives an overview of the 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act. With over 100 changes to the law, this is a program you do not want to miss. In this portion, Dr. Basi focuses on the changes that are applicable to the individual and to farmers. He specifically examines changes to Capital Gains and Dividends, Unemployment, and Farm Provisions, as well as itemized deductions and changes retroactive to 2012. With all the recent changes to the tax laws and the upcoming tax season, this is a must watch course for everyone!
I. Understand General Extensions under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
II. Identify Itemized Deductions and How to Implement them
III. Understand Changes to the Unemployment Rate
IV. Examine Changes to Agricultural Programs and understand the impact
Program Director: Sigalle Barness
Another great presentation by Dr. Basi.
a really good overview
Excellent speaker. Everyone will benefit from taking this class!
he took a voluminous subject and made it more manageable and understandable
I always enjoy Bart Basi --he knows his stuff and keeps it interesting.
Very informative and excellent speaker
Far more interesting presentation than I had anticipated.
Speaker was fantastic. He made a very dense and difficult subject interesting and understandable. Thank you!
Fantastic summary, in plain and understandable language, of the new tax law. Dr. Basi is better than ever here.
Very informative and easy to follow.
Dr. Basi is always outstanding.
By far, the best speaker I've seen through Lawline so far.
Excellent presentation - Dr. Basi's seminars are always helpful, interesting and informative, and that is especially true of this one, due primarily to its timely nature.
A lot of substance in just an hour. Good course.
really good summary of the new tax laws. I liked it a lot.
Informative and made simple to understand for the non-specialist.
This was one of the best CLE courses I have watched. I loved the manner of the presenter.
Dr. Basi was very clear and concise
Excellent and an interesting presentation.
good summary of changes to tax law
a very knowledgable and effective soeaker. The examples he gives significantly improve understanding.
Very timely, useful, thanks!
one of the best courses I have taken online. Speaker was captivating.
great summation of new law. Very well done
Very helpful and explained in sufficient detail
Excellent topic, helpful personally and to the tax practitioner
Thanks for providing this course. It was informative and helpful. I think I will listen to it twice.
Good assessment of a confusing topic.
great and easy listening course.
This was very informative. thanks
simple to understand
very useful & easy to understand
This was an excellent presentation by Dr. Basi.
Very focused and practical
Excellent and timely CLE!
Enjoy Mr. Basi. Very knowledgeable.
Very good speaker.
Dr. Basi was great as always
Most informative course I have seen with the most detailed outline. Thank you very much!
Information was very timely.
Dr. Basi made this relevant and interesting
Speaker was very engaging.
Very practical subject
Very engaging speaker; topic was presented in a very easy to understand format
Speaker was very knowledgable and had good presentation style.
OK for general practitioner, less so for tax specialist
The speaker was very engaging!
Very interesting and informative. Thank you!
Well organized and well delivered.
great speaker and very timely subject matter presented in an understandable manner
Excellent presentation, excellent presenter
Slides were a little out of sync at one point
As always, Bart was awesome!
Great class! Great speaker. Very timely, and good information!
excellent for current content
Dr. Basi was very easy to listen to and clear in his visual and oral examples. Well done!
excellent overview of the changes in the tax law
thorough and easily understandable to a general practitioner
He is one of your best instructors. He is vibrant, which is especially good for a tax course. He covered a lot of ground in little time.
Very good presentation
Excellent. Helpful information provided.
Great speaker - good topic
It was great
up to date
Great course! It's not easy to make the tax code understandable. He does a great job - not just laying out the facts, but underscoring the changes and the specific nature of the change. Bravo!
Outstanding speaker. Outstanding presentation, including slides. Very timely and understandable.
Informative, easy to understand.
Dr.Basi always does a good job.
Helpful and timely!
excellent presentation Touched relevant points.
Professor Bart is one of my favorites on Lawline, keep his seminars coming!
Easy to understand!!
This was the best course in my bundle.
Knowledgeable speaker kept me engaged.
Very good seminar
Excellent and engaging instructor, especially considering the subject matter!
the guy knows his stuff
bart is great!
The speaker was informative and very engaging.
Fantastic content & materials. Well done!
Very, very informative.
One of the best speakers I have heard. Very well organized, puts all in context, excellent overview. Would like to see Dr. Basi do more in-depth lectures covering all this in greater detail.
Speaker was able to give clear and concise explanations to some complex tax issues. Excellent presentation.
I've practiced tax law for 20 years, very good presentation for both laymen and "experts"
Great speaker and very prepared on material. Highly recommended.
this course was excellent and the speaker was clear and easy to follow. whether tax is your filed it is a must see for any lawyer.
Dry subject matter made easy to digest because of good speaker and presentation.
Enjoyed the energy of the speaker.
It was great. This guy is my favorite speaker.
Excellent speaker -- clear, organized, digestible.
wonderful and timely information!
Excelent presentation. Very informative. and useful.
This guy is great!
Quick and painless.
I know you hear this all the time, but Bart Basi is good at teaching this technical information Very good indeed
Best speaker so far. He has a great speaking style.
Great presentation! Made the information very understandable and interesting.
It is so convenient.
Clear explanations of complicated material. Good substance. One of the best Lawline speakers.
extremely helpful slides
Very interesting and informative.
Good info to know.
very relevant information
VERY effective speaker. Program could have been longer. Best program viewed to date even though I am not a tax lawyer.
Lots of information well presented!
Bart is the best.
Excellent course. Very clear presentation.
Really useful information and engaging speaker
Very interesting topic! Great presentation!
Very good presentation. Easy to follow.
great instructor. very engaging
This was very helpful, a good overview.
Even with minimal tax background, this was interesting
Excellent speaker, very informative...kept my attention throughout entire program.
Such a good speaker..good overview for the 2012 tax act
obviously a brilliant presenter and quite knowledgeable about the subject matter.
good speaker and informative
Dr. Basi did a good job explaining a lot of material
Well presented lecture
I really learned about taxes and thought the slides were great
great speaker for this course
I really enjoyed his substantive content and his delivery of usually dry material was informative and digestible.
Great job of condensing a massively complicated bill.
Great overview of the Act.
First rate presentation
Good speaker. Broadly useful.
this one was very useful.
I thought the seminar was very interesting and informative. The speaker really did a good job of making the seminar interesting.
Excellent and current
This course was a good update even for attorneys who are not tax specialists and the materials are helpful.
Bart is a very good presenter.
Not my field but the instructor was a pro.
Great job on discussion of state inheritance tax decoupling and state of limitation on Form 709 filing!!
very knowledgeable, excellent presentation
Good review course
Lecturer made the topic interesting. Fresh, crisp delivery. Good focus on nuances that I might have gotten confused with.
This is a great course, even for those of us who don't practice tax law!!
Mr. Basi is an excellent speaker. He made difficult material interesting!
Dr. Basi made an excellent presentation.
i enjoyed and speaker and content of lecture
he made what was otherwise dry material interesting
Best cle I've seen in years.
Excellent and the presenter was very easy to listen to regarding a fairly boring but important subject matter.
Bart's Part I was aimed at practitioners of all areas of law, not just tax specialists. He explained things and didn't simply cite code numbers. This enhanced my learning experience!
We all pay taxes so this was very useful information!
Excellent Format and presenter.
Dr, Basi is the best presenter on lawline. Hands down!
Excellent speaker. He made the subject interesting and informative
His presentation was one of the best tax presentations that I have ever heard in over 48 years as a professional.
Very informative and understandable. Thank you.
Terrific. Engaging. Extremely familiar with subject matter.
Superb speaker who presented tax materials in an interesting, informative and enjoyable manner.
Excellent speaker with vast knowledge.
GREAT speaker!! Informative, entertaining and had clear opinions. Very enjoyable!
Presenter was great and made a difficult subject entertaining
Highlighted changes in the tax law. Very interesting.
very useful information
He definitely made the difficult subject of tax understandable!
Good speaker and good course.
He was an excellent speaker, and the course was very well put together.
excellent, easy to understand
always useful to learn about the changes to the tax law
One of the best CLE's in my bundle. Relevant to everyone since the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes.
Best one of the series. Most practical.
I will gladly watch more CLEs by the Dr.
A nice summary of substantial tax changes.
Basi is the best
Fantastic speaker. Made a complex topic understandable.
one of your best speakers !
Made the material understandable
Excellent content and great presentation.
Excellent speaker, excellent material, excellent organization and presentation.
Enjoyed it - very useful, both personally and professionally.
very engaging speaker!
The speaker referencing the written material was very useful.
Good overview and well explained, for confusing topic :)
I enjoyed the speaker who kept it simple for those of us who don't do tax law.
I really enjoyed this course and found it very relevant!
Dr. Bart is the best.
quick, concise overview of law changes for individuals.
best course I've taken so far!
I wish I had the good Doctor in law school.
Very good presentation. The speaker presented the information in a very logical and interesting manner. I would certainly recommend this course/speaker.
The instructor demonstrates a superior level of knowledge on tax law and its general implications. He was interesting and knew the material.
One of the best I've seen.
not my area of specialty but I learned a lot that will personally benefit me
Great insight to the changes in the IRC
Best speaker I've heard on Lawline
Always enjoy this speaker. Great info on personal and professional level
Tough tax stuff made easy!
The instructor was effective.
Material super dry for anyone other than a tax attorney
Good presentation on a difficult subject.
Speaker was excellent, natural teacher.
Most understandable tax information I have received in years. Will definitely listen to Part 2 as well.
very knowledgeable speaker.
This was another informative and entertaining seminar from Dr. Basi. I look forward to watching part II.
great speaker, clear concise information
Very easy to understand.
Very good and simple to understand program, Dr. Barsi made the topic as interesting as it could probably be made.
I'm not a tax lawyer, but the information was very helpful for general tax concerns.
Something everyone could use.
Very well done; easy to understand.
very well presented material; obviously an overview, but of most salient points, particularly for general knowledge.
Dr. Bart A. Basi is consistently the best speaker on lawline.com.
great course and speaker
Made ugly tax law fun for a while!
Brilliantly done! I'm definitely doing the next section. Very informative, easy to understand, and extremely practical.
Bart is an excellent instructor...
Good speaker. Very informed and articulate.
Great topic and speaker.
Concepts were very understandable for non-tax lawyers
Surprisingly engaging for a tax presentation for a non-tax lawyer!
Very relevant and interesting!
He is a very clear communicator and enjoys his subject matter.
Lots of helpful material, well-presented.
great bullet slides- good insights!
Bart is great. A good lecturer.
Was a great base of knowledge to build on. Tax can be very dry but the speaker retained my interest throughout
Good information, great speaker.
Really great lecture. It is a complex topic and this actually made sense and was not overwhelming with concepts or citations. I could actually get this lecture. Very well organized. very well delivered. Well worth my time. Excellent program.
Very good program, the speaker was informative and easy to understand.
Speaker was very good. I suspect he could have used another hour to expand on some the important topics.
Very good topic which should be useful to every taxpayer. Clear and Concise presentation.
Really well presented.
This was an excellent presentation. I do not do tax law and he made the topic informative.
Learned a lot. Thanks
Anyone and everyone can benefit from this course!
One of the best presenters (both content and style) I've encountered thus far
Very understandable. Stanley
This was an excellent seminar. Dr. Basi was understandable and clear in his presentation. Very much appreciated.
Bart is one of the best presenters. Love his courses.
Fantastic speaker and substance.
Not my field of practice, but Bart is the best instructor in the entire program
he made tax interesting.
This course has something for everyone.
excellent speaker and program
Overall effective and informative
Makes taxes very understandable... Thanks!
Dr. Basi is a great speaker. He simplifies tax issues in an enthusiastic presentation.
Liked the presenter -- good and passionate about the subject!
The speaker managed to make tax material interesting!
Great course. Great speaker.
Interesting and informative
very informative and easy to follow
Very informative course which was very well presented! Thank you!
Best CLE course I have ever taken, Great Speaker
Dr. Basi is so excited by his topic that he was able to make it incredibly interesting to a non-tax attorney. Thank you Dr. Basi
Instructor was very good.
First rate , he made complicated data digestible.
One of the best and clearest speakers on Lawline.
Dr. Basi is a superb speaker - I have learned a lot from his Part I and Part II series explaining the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Hire him for more seminars!
This is one of the best presentations that I have seen on Lawline. Dr. Basi, held my interest on tax law, which is no small accomplishment.
Excellent presentation on an often otherwise boring topic - very clear on changes to the code, impact and rationale.
course could have been longer to provide more time for greater in depth discussion
Intersting and informative.
very helpful excellent
Brought up a lot of issues to keep in mind.
speaker presented complex issues in an easily understood manner.
Good information to know, clearly presented. Excellent program materials.
Good, concise overview that was well-presented.
Interesting, understandable and informative
Totally agree that the tax code is a window into legislators' priorities and perceptions. Good course.
Easy to follow
Material clearly and crisply presented with a certain amount of passion, which I appreciated.
Exceptional speaker, exceptional program.
Very informative. Top notch.
Bart is great
Basi is the best
great and very imformative
Nice overview at basic level
dynamic speaker who can explain accounting and tax law
great course. content was good and speaker was excellent
Very clear and informative.
He knew what he was talking!!
Great course - and not overly long!
Outstanding to be able to keep the listener's interest on such a dry subject.
Great speaker, great course!
It was practical advice for an attorney and as a taxpayer, which I appreciated.
Outstanding speaker; outstanding course
Great speaker - knowledgable and engaging
one of the best!
clear, well organized
He kept it simple to understand.
Excellent presentation. Understandable and succinct
This guy is great! I would watch a yearly update program by him each year -- really informative and helpful! Thank you
Great speaker and good materials.
Great speaker on a dry topic
I like that the materials highlighted the practical changes most likely to affect taxpayers instead of trying to hit on all of the changes to the tax law.
Never enough info when it comes to taxes. Great course, just wish for even more.
Very timely and relevant. Explained concepts in easy to understand manner.
Dr. Bart Basi was excellent, his delivery was very clear and easy to understand. Thank you.
Great instructor. Entertaining.
Well done. I learned a good deal.
Very dynamic speaker - actually making tax law interesting...
I like the authoritative delivery.
Excellent presentation of complex tax law amendments.
Dr. Basi is excellent as always
Great speaker! Very engaging.
Very easy to understand, usable information.
Excellent program, helpful and easy to understand
Good topic excellent instructor
Dr. Bart Basi is my favorite speaker. Clear, concise, engaged, interesting and entertaining.
Really great presenter. Made subject matter very interesting.
Excellent, understandable presentation
Very clear analysis of a complicated topic. Thank you!
Speaker presented the topic clearly and made it interesting!
I found this seminar extremely informative.
Bart was easy to follow and made a difficult subject matter interesting
He was great. Incredibly clear! Thanks.
Instructor was great!
Bart Basi is excellent as always.
The speaker did a great job presenting the information is a clear and understandable manner. Tax law is not always the easiest but he made it palatable, with a lot of useful practice tips, which I greatly appreciated.
Best presenter of any Lawline course I have taken thus far.
I always enjoy Dr. Basi presentations. He clearly illustrates the often complex ideas in the tax arena.
I loved this guy and his comments about "watching" the Government.
Taxes are usually boring. This one was not. Excellent presentation.
Well presented, understandable for the non-specialist
Direct, efficient and clear explanations of information
Excellent presenter, immediately reinforces information by giving examples from a different direction.
very understandable, speaker was pleasant to listen to.
Great update! His lecture on the changes in the tax law was timely, informative and his speaking style is engaging!
Excellent speaker with knowledge of the material presented very clearly
Very fast paced and interesting.
very well done