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The Pass-Through Deduction - Eligibility of IT & Engineering Staffing Firms

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Speakers: Kent A. Mason, Partner, Davis & Harman LLP 
Julie Strandlie, Government Affairs Representative, TechServe Alliance 
Moderator: Mark Roberts, CEO, TechServe Alliance

In December 2017, Congress passed a “once-in-a-generation” tax bill. Among the key provisions was a 20% deduction for some services businesses organized as pass-through entities (e.g., S Corps, LLCs). 

Given the lack of clarity on this key provision of the bill, TechServe Alliance launched a government affairs effort including retaining a top DC tax attorney and lobbyist to ensure our industry’s position was represented before Treasury and the IRS. 

On January 18, 2019, the IRS issued long-awaited guidance on aspects of the new law including which businesses are and are not eligible for the 20% deduction. We were excited to see that the IRS had incorporated TechServe’s suggestions on IT staffing. During this webinar, we will provide an overview of the guidance and what it means for IT and engineering staffing firms who want to take advantage of this valuable deduction.



Double Trouble: Addressing Top Frustrations with Clients & Candidates (Certification Webinar Series)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The economy is strong, companies are hiring and there has never been a tighter candidate market - the perfect storm for profit. In fact, many firms are breaking sales and profit records every quarter. However, many other firms are facing frustrations with clients and candidates that limit sales and profits.

Barb Bruno, CPC, CTS will address why some firms are flourishing while others are struggling to fill business written. During this webinar you will learn:

  • Top frustrations with clients
  • Top frustrations with candidates
  • How to address these frustrations
  • What firms who are flourishing may be doing differently than you!


An Economic Update and Forecast of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Do you know what's in store for the U.S. and global economies for 2019 and beyond? ITR Economics has a remarkable track record of providing economic forecasts with 94.7% forecast accuracy.

In the quarterly webinar series created exclusively for TechServe, you'll get the pertinent information you need to plan your upcoming year. You'll hear thoughts on the economic outlook with particular attention on our industry. Attendees will also find out how to anticipate changes and capitalize on them!