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AFWA Dinner & Speaker – Jan 17, 2019 Allison Soares “2019 Tax Updates”

January 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Allison Soares is a COO & Partner at Vanst Law firm. As an attorney, Allison Soares has represented hundreds of clients before the IRS, FTB, EDD, and SBOE.
In addition to having a JD and Master of Laws in Taxation, Ms. Soares has an MBA in Forensic Accounting. Ms. Soares advises an array of clients on complex business transactions and has an in-depth knowledge of corporate, contract, and tax law. Currently, Ms. Soares is also an adjunct professor at San Diego State University teaching a course on Tax Procedures, Practice and Ethics at the Charles Lamden School of Accountancy.

Ms. Lauren Suarez Lauren Suarez has representative experience defending individuals and entities before the IRS, FTB, EDD, and CA Dept of Tax & Fee Admin.
Prior to joining Vanst Law firm, Ms. Suarez was a tax associate at BDO USA, LLP where she worked in the compliance area of tax return preparation for corporations, partnerships, and individuals. She also acquired a large amount of sales and use tax knowledge from previous industry experiences.
Ms. Suarez was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She attended Loyola University of Chicago for her undergraduate work where she majored in English with minors in Political Science and Business Administration. After college she went on to receive her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Business and Taxation from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA

Highlights of the 2019 Tax Update
Allison Soares & Lauren Suarez will be providing updates on the following top 10 tax items to be on the look-out for:

1. Personal tax rate changes
2. Alimony
4. C Corporations tax rate change
5. Unreimbursed Job Expenses
6. Retirement Plans
7. Pass through Deduction
8. National Sales Tax
9. California EDD employee classification
10. International Foreign Disclosure Program


Tax CPE Credit
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites required: No

Humphrey’s Grill Menu:
Brinned Bone-in Pork Chop
Gourmet Kobe Beef Burger
Vegetarian Plate
Grilled New York Strip Steak

Be sure to Make your Entree Selection when registering!

Scholarship Prizes:
$455 Alvarado Skin Institute Gift Pkg
Bottle of Wine – Joyce Thornton
Plant – Pebbles Dummon
$50 $50 Sephora gift card with samples – Rebecca Tilghman
$50 Drybar gift card with samples – Rebecca Tilghman

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No Refunds can be given after Tues, Jan. 15th
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! It’s time to say good-bye to 2018 and start a brand new Year! We’re starting off 2019 with the Tax Updates! Bring your colleagues, co-workers and friends as they all are going to want to hear about all of the new tax changes coming up in 2019 that could effect them!

I look forward to seeing everyone for our first event of the new year!


Shelly Waddell, Vice President
AFWA San Diego
[email protected]
619-729-8074 (cell)


January 17, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Shelly Waddell, Vice-President
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Humphreys Grill
3299 Holiday Court (Sheraton- La Jolla)
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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