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					            ATLA NTIS PA R A DISE ISLAN D


                           JUNE 22-29, 2008


 Larger than life, Atlantis will spark your imagination and provide infinite

adventure. It’s mystery and grandeur will truly make you believe an ancient

civilization has risen from the sea! Eleven million gallons of water activities await

you – water slides and rides, swimming pools, waterfalls, snorkeling and swimming

lagoons, not to mention the beautiful beaches of Paradise Island. Add over 35

restaurants, bars and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, 10 tennis courts,

the world’s largest outdoor aquarium and an 18-hole, 72 par oceanfront golf course,

and you have the makings of an unforgettable island getaway.
                                  NATI ONAL TAX I NSTI TUTE®
                                 2008 CO N F E R E NC E SC H E D U L E
                                       A T L A N T I S R E S OR T
                                 P ARA D I S E I S L A N D , B A H A M A S
                                         JU N E 22 -29, 2008

DATE           M EETI NGS                                                    S OC I A L
                                                                             E V E N T S /T O UR S
6/22           A r r ival - no meeting scheduled                             5:30-6:30pm-Hospita lity
Sunday                                                                       D esk

                                                                             6:30-7:00pm: W e lcome to
                                                                             the A tlantis R esor t
                                                                             O r ien tation M e e ting
6/23           7:30am-12:50pm meeting
Monday         N e w D eve lopments: E state , G i f t and Re tir em ent     6:00-7:00pm: Cockta il
               Planning P a r t I                                            Rec eption hosted by
               Speake r : Albert L. Grasso, JD, LLM                          N a tional T ax Institute®
               CPE Hours: 6 or 8*
6/24           Choose between two consecutive meetings:
Tuesday        7:30am-12: 50pm meetings                                      8:30-9:30am: Spouse/Guest
               N e w D eve lopments: E state , G i f t and Re tir em ent     Br e akf ast hosted by
               Planning P a r t I I                                          N a tional T ax Institute®
               Speake r : Albert L. Grasso, JD, LLM
               CPE Hours: 6 or 8* or

               G r ab th at C rook: S topping F r aud in I ts T r a ck s
               Speake r : Wayne Borkowski, MBA,CPA,CMA,CFM
               CPE Hours: 6 or 8-A&A*
6/25           7:30am-12:50pm meeting
Wednesday      2008 F ASB , SS ARS and S A S Update and O the r
               D eve lopments A f f e c ting the P ro f e ssion
               Speake r : Wayne Borkowski, MBA,CPA,CMA,CFM
               CPE Hours: 6 or 8-A&A*

6/26           D ay of le isur e – no meeting scheduled
Thursday
6/27           7:30am-12:50pm meeting
F r iday       2008 F ede r a l In come T ax Upda te
               Speake r : M ich e al Tucke r , JD , L L M , C P A , Pd . D
               CPE Hours: 6 or 8*

6/28           7:30am-12:50pm meeting
Sa turday      2008 Business T ax D ev e lopments
               Speake r : M icha el Tu cke r , JD , L L M , CP A , Pd. D
               CPE Hours: 6 or 8*
6/29           Recommended depa r tur e – no meeting scheduled
Sunday

Note: * Continental breakfast will be served in the meeting room starting at 7:00am for participants
only.
      Participants receive 6 CPEs for attending each live session and may receive an additional 2 CPEs
      by completing an optional 2-hour self-study course, which will be distributed at the conference.
      Self-study is based on NASBA’s Registry-QAS 50-minute/hour measurement.
                                           NA TIONA L TAX INSTITU TE®
                                            200 8 CONF ER EN C E P ROG R A M
                                                          ATLAN TIS
                                          PA RADISE ISLAND, BAH A M AS
                                                    JUN E 2 2- 2 9, 20 0 8
Atlantis is home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world: An amazing waterscape and a stunning way to view
hundreds of species of marine life including sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas, sharks, jellyfish, and piranhas. One of the
many showpieces is “The Dig” which recreates the excavation of the ancient city of Atlantis with a labyrinth of extraordinary
exhibits. Hote l Rat i n g : AAA 4-Diamond

A C C O M M OD A TIONS : all guestrooms feature the following amenities: cable/satellite TV with pay preview movies,
air-conditioning, multi-line phone, mini-bar, complimentary toiletries, iron/ironing board, in-room safes, complimentary
newspaper, internet dial-up access, hair dryer, sitting area, turndown service upon request and clock radio. Rollaway and crib
beds are available upon request.

Beach To wer RO H : (275 sq. ft.) – offering modest accommodations with a choice of king or two double beds, decorated
in casually tropical décor and features full balconies. This tower is closest to the beach, many marine exhibits, Lazy River
ride, Club Rush, a main pool and the conference center. Maximum 4 persons.

C o ral Tower ROH : (300 sq. ft.) offering choice of king or two double beds, decorated in a contemporary relaxed style,
with soft Bahamian colors, ocean motif and offer full balconies. The Coral Tower is centrally located between the Beach and
Royal and closest to Discovery Kids Club, many marine exhibits, 7-acre snorkeling lagoon, a main pool, water slides,
Crystal Court Shops, the casino, library and several dining options. Maximum 4 persons.

R o ya l To wer RO H : (400 sq. ft.) offers the most luxurious and upscale accommodations elegantly appointed in a
contemporary Atlantean theme featuring French balconies, king or two double beds, impeccable service and upgraded
amenities. This tower is closest to the Spa, Sports Center, Mayan Temple waterslides, The Dig, two main pools, Cove
Beach, marine exhibits and several dining options. Maximum 4 persons.

C o ve A t lan t i s Su i te : (675 sq. ft.) offers one king or two queen beds, stylish accommodations, infused with innovative
design and details such as a flat-screen HDTV’s, step-down parlor with sleeper sofa and bistro table, spacious bathroom with
marble floors, shower and large bathtub and full balcony with ocean views. Maximum 4 persons.

A M ENI TI ES : Atlantis offers something for everyone: a sports center complex including 10 tennis courts, oceanfront 18-
hole par 72 championship golf course and pro shop, basketball and volleyball courts, 4-lane lap pool, world’s largest marine
habitat, 34-acres of waterscape, 11 freshwater swimming areas with free-form and zero-entry pools, 7-acre snorkeling Paradise
Lagoon, 6-story Mayan Temple with 5-water slides, 3-miles of beautiful white sand beach, full-service Mandara Spa with 14
treatment rooms, sauna, beauty salon and 9,000-sq ft. fitness center, 50,000 sq ft casino, deep sea fishing charters, a 63-slip
marina and Marina Village including duty free shopping and restaurants, on-site tour and travel desk, Discovery Channel
children’s program for ages (4-12yrs) and Club Rush teen center.

DINING : The resort has over thirty-five restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the property each offering a variety of
dining options from poolside casual to upscale gourmet. Reservations are required at various restaurants and can be made by
contacting the resort directly (242) 363-3000.

PA RKING : The resort only offers valet parking at $15.00 per day, (price subject to change).
                   HO TEL PAC KAG E C OST- 8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS
                                                  (Per Person)                            (Per Person)
                                               Double Occupancy                           Extra Nights
                                                                      Single
             R o o m categor y                  Room Cost             Add-on         Single      Double
             Beach To wer ( ROH)                   $1,225             $1,225         $350        $175
             C o ral Tower (R OH)                    1,313             1,313          375         188
             R o ya l To wer ( ROH)                  1,470             1,470          420         210
             C o ve A t lan t i s Su i te          1,750               1,750          500         250
Hotel package includes:
∞ Hotel room cost – 7 nights
∞ Hotel room tax, resort levy, and one time bellman charge
∞ Third/forth person rate: $62.00 per person per night.
∞ No charge for children 11 and under if staying in same room as two full-paying adults.
Late Departures: The resort has a ($150.00) surcharge for anyone NOT vacating by 11:00am on the day of departure
       NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY DEPARTURES
                                      T R A V E L I N F OR M A T I O N

                                                ATLANTIS
                             O N E C A S I N O DR I V E - P . O . B O X N -4777
                                  P ARA D I S E I S L A N D , B A H A M A S
                                        P H O N E : (242) 363-3000

A I RP OR T : Nassau International Airport (NAS) is located approximately 16 miles from the Atlantis.
Travel time from the airport to Atlantis is approximately 35-minutes.

A I RF AR E S : Please call The Malmberg Travel Group (800) 336-8297 for airfare quotes and assistance
with flight information.

T R A N SF E RS: Taxis are available at the airport for the cost of approximately $35.00/one-way. *Price
subject to change. Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the Ocean Club Golf course.
Ferries make 10-minute trips to downtown Nassau from a dock 450 yards from the resort for
approximately $5.00/ per person. Please contact the Atlantis (242) 363-3000 to make transfer
arrangements.

CAR R E N T A L S : The Malmberg Travel Group (800) 336-8297 will be able to further assist you with
car rental information or phone Avis (800) 331-1600 and mention AWD#J991307.

DR I V I N G D IR EC T I O N S : from the Nassau Airport:
   ♣ Depart airport on John F. Kennedy Drive
   ♣ Proceed east as the street changes name to Thompson Boulevard and then becomes Nassau
         Street.
   ♣ At Bay Street, turn right and follow signs to Paradise Bridge
   ♣ After crossing bridge, take the first left and follow signs to entrance

PRO O F O F C I T I Z E N S H I P: Due to new regulations by the U.S. Department of State and the
Homeland Security Department, beginning January 8, 2007, all persons traveling to the Bahamas and
Caribbean are required to have a Va lid P assport. Birth certificates with raised seals are no longer an
acceptable form of documentation. For more information, visit www.travel.state.gov

D E P AR T UR E T A X : A Bahamian Tax of $15.00/per person will be collected at the airport.

CURR E NC Y : The Bahamian dollar is equivalent to the U.S. dollar; both are accepted on the island.

V O L T A G E : 110-120 volts/AC 60 cycles.

C L I M A T E : June temperature ranges from a high of 87° to a low of 73° with the humidity averaging
79%.

P ARK I N G : The resort offers valet parking only at $15.00/per day, *Price subject to change.

DR E SS C O D E : Smart casual attire is recommended during the daytime. At many of the resort’s
dining facilities Resort Casual or Smart Casual attire is recommended. Resort Casual Attire: includes T-
shirts or polo shirts, dress shorts, slacks or jeans, skirts or sundresses. Bathing suite cover-ups and shoes
required. Smart Casual Attire: such as button-down shirts, slacks, evening dresses or skirts. No shorts,
jeans, polo shirts or T-shirts.

T I M E Z O N E : Eastern Standard Time.

H O T E L C H EC K - I N : 3:00pm

H O T E L C H EC K - O U T : 11:00 am*
* Arrangements for late checkout may be requested with the front desk - The resort has a ($150.00
surcharge for anyone NOT vacating their rooms by 11:00am)
         For additional information ple ase v isit:www.bahamas.com or www.atlantis.com
                contact the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce: (242) 322-2145
                                   NATI ONAL TAX I NSTI TUTE®
                                   2008 CO N F E R E NC E PR O GR A M
                                                ATLANTIS
                                  P AR A D I S E I S L A N D , B A H A M A S
                             O P T I O N A L E V E N T S A N D AC T I V I T I E S
                                            JU N E 22 -29, 2008
6/22 S U N          5 :30-           Hospitality Desk
6:30pm                               Welcome to Atlantis Orientation Meeting -Meet your hosts
                                     and preview the activities available in the area. Location will be
6:30-7:00pm                          posted upon your arrival.
6/23 M O N            6:00-          Cocktail Reception - Come and meet fellow participants,
7:00pm                               spouses, guests and families at this event, hosted by NTI. Casual
                                     attire is recommended. Children are welcome.
                                     Cost: Compliments of Na tional Tax Institute ® - S ign-up at
                                     Or ientation/Ar r iva l
6/24 T U E            8:30-          Spouse/Guest Breakfast - Meet other spouses and guests at
9:30am                               the continental breakfast, hosted by NTI. Meet others who share
                                     your same interests such as walking, shopping, tennis, golf,
                                     sightseeing, etc. A representative will be on hand to answer any
                                     questions and assist you in making the most of your free time.
                                     Children are welcome.
                                     Cost: Compliments of Na tional Tax Institute ® – S ign up a t
                                     Or ientation/Ar r iva l
6/25   WED                           Enjoy Nassau - visit the various shops or straw market and browse
                                     the local handicrafts and works of art.
6/26 T H U          D ay o f         Sail and Snorkel Tour – Join other NTI participants for a
leisur e                             sailing and snorkeling trip with Seahorse Sailing Adventures. Sail
                                     to one of the most beautiful reefs in the Bahamas and enjoy a
1:00-4:00pm                          snorkeling lesson while swimming in the crystal-clear turquoise
                                     waters. Soda, water, and rum punch are provided on the boat.
                                     You are welcome to bring a lunch on-board as well. This tour is
                                     located at the Atlantis. Cost: $65.00/Adults -
                                     $35.00/Children (3-11yrs.) -Free for Children 2yrs.
                                     and under…. See attached registration form - sign up is
                                     required by May 22.
6/27 FRI          3 :00-             Dolphin Encounter – Enjoy a relaxing 25-minute boat ride,
6:30pm                               with great views of Nassau Harbour and surrounding islands, to
                                     scenic Blue Lagoon Island. The experience of a lifetime awaits you:
                                     your close-up contact with one of the oceans’ most fascinating and
                                     intelligent animals, the bottlenose dolphin. Interact with the
                                     dolphins from a waist-deep platform. Each guest will be able to
                                     touch, feed, kiss, dance with and hug a dolphin. This tour is
                                     located at the Atlantis.
                                     Cost: $85.00/Per Person - Free for Children under 3yrs
                                     - $20.00/ Observers…. See attached registration
                                     form…. Sign up is required by May 22. *Prices
                                     subject to change
6/28   SAT                           Relax and enjoy the many resort amenities at the Atlantis.
6/29   SUN                           Recommended day of departure.

*Note: Participants must sign up for the above tours by May 22. Tour costs are subject to change
and based on a minimum of participants. Don’t miss out on these fun excursions!
                    AD DITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT YOUR LEIS URE

The concierge desk at Atlantis can assist you with arranging your week-long
itinerary:
       ∞ Aqua Venture - The largest water-themes attraction in the world consisting of thrilling
           new water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and
           never-before-seen special effects that add n extreme level of excitement to the overall
           experience.
       ∞ Dolphin Cay – This new habitat at Atlantis is among the world’s largest. The shallow-
           water dolphin interaction is fun for all ages. During the 30-minute interaction, guests in
           groups of up to 10 people will touch a dolphin, learn about its physiology up close and
           engage in memorable experiences.
       ∞ Parliament Square – Site of the Queen Victoria Statue and Chambers of Parliament –
           House of Assembly and the Senate. It is located on Bay Street in Nassau. Loyalist
           influence is evident in these buildings that are based on Governor Tyron’s Palace in New
           Bern, the ancient capital of North Carolina.
       ∞ Botanical Gardens – Eighteen acres of tropical flowers, trees and plants as well as a
           recreated Lucayan Village. It is located on West Bay Street.
       ∞ Crystal Cay Park – The greatest show of natural marine life in the Caribbean. Descend
           20 feet below the surface in the underwater marine observatory to see an abundance of
           fish, coral and sponges in their natural environment. Hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.
           Daily bus and boat transportation is available between Crystal Cay and Cable Beach,
           Paradise Island and downtown Nassau.
       ∞ Straw Market – A lively market offers local handicraft straw goods, T-shirts, souvenirs
           and woodcarvings. The Market is located downtown Nassau.
       ∞ Fort Charlotte - Built in the late 18th century to guard the western entrance to Nassau
           Harbour. Tours every half hour from 9:00am - 4:30pm.
       ∞ Fort Fincastle – Built in 1793 by Governor Lord Dunmore. At the top of the Fort is the
           Water Tower and Lighthouse, which is 126 feet tall and provides a panoramic view of
           Nassau. Tours are available from 8:00am to 5:00pm every day except Thursday. Queens
           Staircase: This steep staircase is believed to have been cut from solid limestone by slaves
           in the 1790s to provide an escape route from Fort Fincastle to town.
       ∞ Ar dastra Gardens & Zoo – Home of the famous marching flamingos and hundreds of
           animals and birds on five and one-half acres of tropical tranquility. Open every day from
           9:00am – 5:00pm.
       ∞ Junkanoo Mu seum – Some of the winning costumes which formed part of the Annual
           Junkanoo Festival held in the early morning hours of Boxing Day are displayed. Located
           on Prince George Dock. Hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm
       ∞ Balcony Hou se – An 18th century restored house, the furnishings and design of
           Balcony House recapture the elegance and glory of a bygone era.
       ∞ Nightlife – Discotheques and casinos are quite popular in Nassau and Paradise Island.
           Some of the most popular include:
       ∞ The Crystal Palace Casino and Paradise Island Casino, both open daily 10:00am
           to 4:00am, featuring slot machines, roulette, craps, and blackjack.
       ∞ The Palace Theatre located in the Nassau Marriott Resort offers the Jubilation show
           nightly except Thursday. Both dinner and cocktail performances available. For more
           information contact: (242) 327-6200.
       ∞ The King & Knights Club, Forte Nassau Beach Hotel, recreates the native dance
           styles and intertwines them with a native show and dancing that is bound to make your
           night most enjoyable. For show times and reservations contact: (242) 327-5321.

  For further information please visit: www. bahamas.com or www.atlantis.com or
            contact the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce: (242) 322-2145
                             NATI ONAL TAX I NSTITUTE®
                        TOUR/ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION F OR M
                                        ATLANTIS
                            P AR A DI SE ISLAND, B AHAM AS
                                    J UNE 22-29, 2008

   Name: ______________________________________ ______ ______ __
   Addres s: __________________________________________________

   City/town: ___________ _____________ S tate: _____Zip: __________
     Telephone: _______________ Fax: __________________ E-mail:
                              __________

   Names:      1.
               2.
               3.
               4.

   Sail and Snorkel Tour – Thursday, June 26 – 1:00-4:00pm
                      Number of Participants    Price   Total
                      ____ Adult                $65.00  ______
                      ____ Children (3-11 yrs.)  35.00  ______
                      ____ Children 2 and under   Free  ______

   Dolphin Encounter – Friday, June 27 – 3:00-6:00pm
                     Number of Participants    Price                  Total
                     ____ Per Person           $85.00                 ______
                     ____ Observers             20.00                 ______
                     ____ Children 3 and under    Free                ______


           TOTAL- ALL TOUR S                                          $_____

   Credit card (MC/visa) _______________________           Exp date: _________


   Signature: __________________________________________________________


All reservations due by May 22. After May 22 activities are subject to availability. Cancellations
after May 22 are subject to forfeiture of payments based on tour operator’s cancellation clause.   *
ALL TOURS PRICES S UB JECT TO CHANGE

                                      Please fax or mail to:

                                       CPE Meetings
                                    87 Terrace Hall Avenue
                                    Burlington, M A 01803
                                     F A X: 781-272-9258