Surgent's This Year's Top Tax and Financial-Planning Ideas Download

Course Details

Date

Self-Study

Location

Online

Field of Study

Taxation

CPE Credit

4 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge

Intermediate

Vendor

Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

Prerequisites

Basic course in individual income tax and estate planning

Description

With tax rates for individuals, estates and trusts changing, tax planning takes on more importance. New ideas for financial planning and retirement must be considered. The purpose of this course is to explore practical tax-planning ideas that practitioners can use to assist clients with their needs. This course is crucial for CPAs who are looking for good ideas that can save clients money! Continually updated for items regarding tax reform, including 2021 stimulus bill(s).

Highlights

  • The SECURE Act, including IRA and RMD changes
  • A preview of proposals outlined in The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 ("SECURE Act 2.0")
  • Major COVID-19 legislative updates, including provisions from the CARES Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA 2021), and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
  • The Biden administration's proposed American Families Plan with an emphasis on provisions that impact estate planning
  • An overview of the mechanics and practical considerations of Donor Advised Funds
  • A historical overview of virtual currency as well as increased IRS scrutiny on the tax implications of such transactions
  • An update on income tax and estate-planning ideas, including any recent changes
  • Highlights of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
  • Tax ideas for the current year
  • Miscellaneous tax-planning techniques that can add up to significant tax savings
  • How to use the whole family for tax savings
  • Up-to-the-minute ideas reflecting new tax law changes in cases, regulations, and rulings

Objectives

  • Understand changes to tax law affecting individual taxpayers through the present
  • Identify strategies that are effective following estate and gift tax changes

Designed For

All practitioners, especially those who want to provide the best up-to-the-minute tax advice

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