Instructor Biography

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Earl L. Nichols

E. Lynn Nichols, a practicing CPA for 40+ years, provides tax consulting services to accounting firms. He also presents CPE seminars sponsored by state societies of CPAs, and is a featured speaker at major tax conferences. He is a regular contributor to Bisk Education’s “CPE Network” audio and video tax updates, the leading web portal for accountants. The University of Oklahoma awarded his degree in business administration in 1965. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs and served two years as Chair of the Board of Visitors of the University Of Oklahoma School Of Accounting. In 2005 The Ohio Society of CPAs awarded Lynn their Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession, and in 2008, named him one of their Most Influential CPAs. Lynn is well known for useful interpretation of current tax developments as they relate to local and regional practitioners. His tax update program, Current Federal Tax Developments, has been an annual offering in some states since 1987, and he continues to develop new and timely programs on related topics. One of his newest programs, Advanced Tax Practice, offers a clear analysis of IRS and AICPA rules and Standards governing the ethical conduct of tax practitioners, provides useful practice aids for adoption of a quality control program, and offers clear guidance on “best practices” in your tax practice. The program also includes practical approaches to satisfying Code Section 6694 and Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation Number 48 (FIN 48) to determine reasonableness of return positions.