Hosted by Kentucky REALTOR® Institute
Co-Sponsored by Kentucky CRS Chapter​

CRS: Tax Strategies for the Real Estate Professional

September 27, 2021
8:30am - 5:00pm EST
registration opens at 7:30 am EST

Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
10 West Rivercenter Boulevard,
Covington, KY, 41011
Room: TBD


8 CRS Hours
8 GRI Elective Hours
6 CE Elective Hours - pending KREC approval
6 PLE Elective Hours - pending KREC approval


General Information

Tax laws have a major impact on the business of real estate.  REALTORS®, principal residence and investment property owners are all impacted every year by taxes, and both agents and their clients will benefit from an understanding of tax implications.  With the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, there are significant changes that every REALTOR® should understand.

In this course, you will learn what tax laws and changes impact REALTORS®, the implication of taxes on primary residences and how taxes affect residential investment properties.  The REALTOR® who desires to be the best real estate professional will find this information is exactly what is needed to step above their competition and provide the best services that will result in a growing business with multiplying referrals.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the changes in tax law as a result of the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017
  • Identify the tax laws that impact a REALTOR’S® personal and business taxes
  • Explain the implications of tax law on residential real estate
  • List the tax laws relevant to real estate investment properties
  • Compile business changes to implement to optimize returns under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Chris Bird EA, CFP

Chris Bird, CFP is a tax expert and national lecturer on individual and corporate income taxes, and real estate issues. His background includes 16 years of experience as an IRS agent, in Springfield, Illinois, where he served as a field agent, branch manager, and training director. He is also a faculty member of the REALTOR® Institute programs of Missouri, Illinois, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Chris is a Certified Financial Planner, and held an Enrolled Agent Card for more than twenty years. He has been a major contributor to the University of Illinois Farm Income Tax School Manual, and an instructor at their seminars held throughout the state of Illinois.

He has presented tax courses before thousands of CPA’s, attorneys and enrolled practitioners groups for many years. He is also a frequent speaker for Professional Tax and Accounting Associations nationwide. Chris has taken and passed the EA exam eleven times while teaching the EA preparation course in prior years.


Registration Fees

General Registration
KRI Trustees
  • 2021 KRI Trustees - Registration on or before 9/13/2021 by 8:00 AM EST

EarlyBird Single Registration

  • Registration date on or before 9/13/2021 by 8:00 AM EST
Standard Registration Fee
  • Registration date after 9/13/2021 8:00 AM EST
  • Online registration closing 9/22/2021 at 8:00 AM EST


Onsite Single Registration
  • Registration date on 9/27/2021


*Online registration closes on 9/22/2021 at 8:00 AM EST. We are allowing walk-ins for this event.

Cancellation Fees

Cancel On or Before Refund Cancellation Fee
9/22/2021 100% $80.00/attendee
Cancellations are NOT allowed after 9/23/2021

If an attendee cancels his/her registration, on or before the cancelation date above, a refund will be given minus a cancellation fee. The refund request MUST be submitted in writing via email to: If an attendee cancels his/her registration after the cancelation cut off or is a no show, there will be no refund. Registrations are NOT Transferable.