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OATC 2018 Safety Net Seminar: Decoding the Code

Join us for 6 hours CPE in May!
This year's Safety Net topic is "DECODING THE CODE
- How to easily read, understand, and research the
Internal Revenue Code", presented by Dennie Wheeler,
CPA. Earn up to 6 hours CPE (approved for EA credit).

We warmly invite non-members to take advantage of the
member discount by completing and submitting our
membership application before registering for this seminar
using the Join Now link in the upper menu.

5/10/2018 to 5/16/2018
When: May 10-16 at locations throughout Oregon
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Wilsonville, Albany, Gresham, Bend and Medford
United States
Presenter: Dennie Wheeler, CPA
Contact: Linda Musson

Online registration is available until: 12/31/2018
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  • The three branches (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial) and how that affects federal tax laws and their applications.
  • One-page guide to Internal Revenue Code arrangement and order.
  • One-page guide to reading individual Internal Revenue Code sections showing outline style used in all sections that should make reading them more comprehensible.  
  • How to use the logically arranged, well organized, easy to research Internal Revenue Code Table of Contents.  
  • IRS promulgations including Treasury Regulations, documents such as revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notices, and announcements published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin, and sources of information that lack legal authority, but can be helpful, such as IRS publications and postings on the website.  
  • Federal trial and appellate courts having jurisdiction over federal tax matters, how cases are cited and can be researched, and which cases have value as precedents for tax practitioners. 


Denny Wheeler has arranged for registrants to have free access to the Parker Tax Publishing reference library from May 10-20. The login username and password will be emailed to registrants before the first session.


When registration opens you will be offered the following selection of dates and cities - final locations will be posted as they become available.

May 10 (Thurs)  WILSONVILLE
Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Campus
29353 Town Center Loop E
Rooms 111-112
Wilsonville, OR
Jim Verrastro
May 11 (Fri)  ALBANY
Central Willamette Comm. Credit Union  Admin Offices
7101 Supra Dr. SW 
Albany, OR 
Donna Byrne
May 12 (Sat)  GRESHAM
Mt. Hood Community College - Rm 1710
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, Oregon 97030
John Bell
May 14 (Mon)  BEND
Red Lion - Broken Top Room Upstairs
1415 NE 3rd St.
Bend, OR
Katie Scott
May 16 (Wed) MEDFORD
Medford Masonic Lodge 
975 N. Phoenix
Medford, OR 97504
Carolyn Terry
Wayne Underhill


  • Optional pre-printed handouts, to be picked up as you arrive:  $10.00 

We warmly invite non-members to take advantage of the member discount by completing and submitting our membership application before registering for this seminar.

   Registration and payment
received  by 9:00 pm May 3
 Registration and payment received 
after 9:00 pm May 3
OATC Members $80.00 $95.00
Others $120.00 $135.00









Dennie Wheeler, CPA is a resident member of Wheeler & Grimes, CPAs LLC in Bandon Oregon. He has continuously held an Oregon CPA license since 1977. On his first attempt, he was one of seven people in the United States to pass the 2002 U.S. Tax Court examination for non-attorneys to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.  Dennie frequently represents clients in tax controversies.  He also holds an Oregon municipal auditor license, and has co-authored two articles published in professional accounting journals.  He has an associate’s degree with honors, a baccalaureate with honors and distinction in major, and two master degrees.  

Dennie taught accounting and applied statistics at Oregon State University for four academic years, and has been an adjunct faculty member for three other colleges.  He has been a frequent seminar speaker for professional tax-related organizations for over 30 years.  During 2007 and 2008, the Oregon Department of Revenue retained Dennie to teach 16 class hours of partner and partnership tax law for Department of Revenue staff. 

Dennie has testified before several Committees of the Oregon Legislature.  He has also testified before the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and the Surface Transportation Board, and has appeared as an expert witness on taxation, accounting, and statistics in several courts.  Dennie was a police officer for the City of North Bend, Oregon earning his advanced peace officer certification in the shortest time allowed under Oregon law, and was number one student in his class at the Oregon Police Academy.  He received training in traffic collision investigation and skid mark analysis from the California Highway Patrol, and has testified as an expert witness in traffic collision cases.  


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