Mr. Martin will speak on the general topic of income taxes and answer specific questions related to the 2018 tax season. Tax filing can seem especially difficult this year due to confusion surrounding the recently passed Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which represents the most sweeping tax changes in decades. Most changes went into effect on January 1, 2018, and therefore will not affect the current tax season, though some provisions may impact filings for the 2017 tax year.
Mr. Martin has been professionally preparing income taxes for 52 years. He owns and operates his own income tax preparation business and teaches two classes at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College titled “Principles of Accounting” and “Individual Income Tax Preparation.”
Mr. Martin received his bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, and earned his MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. He is active in the Maui community as a member of the Masonic Lodge and is the founder of a non-profit organization called Stamp Collecting Clubs for Kids.
The event is open to Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce members at a cost of $10 per person and to the general public at $15 per person. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the tax seminar, call Aris Banaag, the Foundation’s Education Committee Chair, at (808) 870-6134.