When: November 6, 2019, 11:00 AM 

Topic: Just what is FIRPTA? 

  • Who does the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 apply to?
  • Who is held accountable is the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 is not adhered to?

Presenter: Benjamin (BJ) Cottrell, Jr, EA, CAA, Cottrell Tax & Accounting, LLC

Benjamin (BJ) Cottrell, Jr, EA, CAA















Benjamin (BJ) Cottrell, Jr, EA, CAA is the managing partner, and one of the founders, of Cottrell Tax & Accounting, LLC.  In 2007, BJ moved to Naples, where he started the accounting firm and put his knowledge to work providing quality Tax & Accounting services for Southwest Florida. Due to his association with Cottrell Title & Escrow, BJ began meeting countless Real Estate Agents who were getting poor or no tax advice.  In an effort to help Real Estate Agents, BJ created Tax Training & Tutorials, LLC, and began teaching classes designed to save Real Estate Agents thousands of dollars in taxes.  He has taught at most brokerage firms in town and frequently is a guess at NABOR and BEAR.  His classes range from S-Corps for real estate agents, expenses and deductions, payroll & retirement, FIRPTA, how to use QuickBooks efficiently and more.

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Where: Three Fishermen Seafood Restaurant

Address: 13021 N Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

From 11:00 to 12:00 there will be time for lunch and networking.

The formal part of the meeting will start at 12:00

For SWFL REIA members your cost is your lunch only.

Non Members are $25.00 plus you pay for the cost of your lunch.

Please email reia.swfl@gmail.com to RSVP

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