Tax strategies

Tried & true tax strategies still ticking


Tried & true strategies

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made sweeping changes to the tax landscape. However, there are some “old” strategies that are still viable for companies in the right situations. Join AGH professionals as they review and update some of the options that can help make future tax payments less painful.

What you'll learn

  • Identify the business circumstances that can allow the implementation of certain tax strategies
  • Learn how R&D tax credit, cost segregation, and IC-DISC can benefit your business
  • Understand updates to the TCJA for bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing
  • Introduce the new Qualified Opportunity Zone strategy

Who should attend?

  • Business owners, CEOs
  • CFOs, controllers, and accounting staff
  • High-net-worth individuals with business interests
  • PEG portfolio company managers


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Bruce Stubbs
Vice President,
AGH Specialized Tax Services

Bruce has 20 years of legal and tax consulting experience. His past 15 years have been devoted to research & development (R&D) tax credit services, cost segregation, and fixed asset tax issues including the repair versus capitalization issues, also known as the repair regulations.

Bruce has more than 12 years of experience in public accounting providing tax consulting services to clients across industries including retail, hospitality, and health care. His practice also covers manufacturing applications including, but not limited to, aircraft and aircraft components, plastics, electronics, custom job shops, industrial and commercial, and computer software development.

Bruce graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting. He also earned a juris doctorate (JD) from Washburn University and a master of law degree in taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Denver.

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John Trowbridge
Senior Vice President,
Business Development

With more than 30 years’ experience in public accounting and an intensive tax background in tax planning and return preparation, John manages client relationships and focuses on our firm prospective clients, assists industry teams in developing new prospects and meets with clients. John’s expertise includes federal and international tax strategies, growth incentives, wealth transfer and estate planning. He has worked closely with manufacturers and mid-size companies and their owners/leadership providing a variety of profit-building tax strategies.

John earned a bachelor of business administration from Wichita State University and is involved in numerous professional organizations including: Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountant (KSCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Wichita State Auditing and Accounting Conference planning committee, Kansas Family Business Forum, Wichita Manufacturers Association Executive Board, Risk Management Association Board of Directors and the Kansas Global Trade Service steering committee for the Brookings Institute Global Cities Initiative.

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Credit and Registration
Information and Policies

  • To register, click on the REGISTER button above.
  • Program level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced preparation: None
  • CPE Credit: 1.0 for 50 minutes
  • Field of study: Taxes
  • Delivery method: Group-internet-based
  • Cost: FREE
  • For questions on refunds, concerns or program policies, please contact education program administrator Mike Ditch at 316.291.4114 or

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