|Author :||Danny C Santucci, JD|
|Course Length :||Pages: 208 ||| Review Questions: 120 ||| Final Exam Questions: 105|
|CPE Credits :||21.0|
|IRS Credits :||21|
|Passing Score :||70%|
|Course Type:||NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry - IRS Enrolled Agents|
|Primary Subject-Field Of Study:||
Taxes - Taxes for Course Id 123
This exceptional estate planning continuing education course surveys wills, living trusts, gifts, marital property, and probate avoidance. Will and trust forms are explored along with living wills, durable powers of attorney, and nominations of conservator. Designed to eliminate estate problems and death taxes, the emphasis is on practical and cost-effective solutions for estate tax planning.
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|Prerequisites :||General understanding of federal income taxation.|
|Experience Level :||Overview|
|Additional Contents :||Complete, no additional material needed.|
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|Advance Preparation :||None.|
|Delivery Method :||QAS Self Study|
|Intended Participants :||Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).|
|Revision Date :||11-Nov-2022|
|NASBA Course Declaration :||Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.|
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NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry - IRS Enrolled Agents - 123
|Keywords :||Taxes, Estate, Planning, Selected, Issues, from, Tax, Perspective, cpe, cpa, online course|
|Learning Objectives :||
As a result of studying each assignment, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below each assignment.ASSIGNMENT SUBJECT
Chapter 1 Estate Planning
At the start of Chapter 1, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Legal documents
* Estate planning team
* Estate administration
* Transfers within probate
* Transfers outside probate
* Transfers using a trust
* Special planning tools
After reading Chapter 1, participants will be able to:
2. Determine the major steps in the probate process, identify ways to make transfers outside the probate system including the use of a trust, specify estate tax techniques that save death taxes while retaining maximum control, and identify estate-planning facts.
Chapter 2 Estate & Gift Taxes
At the start of Chapter 2, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* IRS valuation
* Estate tax return & payment
* Tax basis for estate assets
* Generation-skipping transfer tax
* Application of gift taxes and valuation
* Gift tax annual exclusion
* Gift tax marital and charitable deductions
* Gift tax advantages and disadvantages
* Shifting income & gain
After reading Chapter 2, participants will be able to:
2. Determine what constitutes a taxable estate under §2501 specifying what assets are included in a gross estate using basic categories of property and transfers.
3. Specify estate deductions allowed under federal estate tax law stating their tax advantages and disadvantages.
4. Determine the value of a decedent’s assets using permitted elections, recognize the use of Form 706 to pay any estate tax due, select the tax basis of estate assets stating how common transactions affect property basis under §1014.
5. Recall the advantages of gift planning including estate reduction recognizing the impact of the GST, specify the steps to compute gift tax identifying the gift tax exclusion amount, and determine the value of gifts including those that are split.
6. Identify the various gift tax exclusions, specify the tax treatment of below-market loans, recall the gift tax marital deduction requirements, determine the tax consequences of giving various assets specifying factors to consider when gifting, and recognize the use of Form 709 to compute and pay federal gift tax.
Chapter 3 Wills & Probate
At the start of Chapter 3, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Requirements of wills
* Executors and guardians
* Types of wills
* Title implications
* Changes to a will
* Advantages of a will
* Simple will
* Probate pros and cons
* Probate avoidance
After reading Chapter 3, participants will be able to:
2. Identify advantages of a properly drafted will, determine the distribution flow of simple wills, and specify the pros and cons of probate proceedings.
Chapter 4 Trusts
At the start of Chapter 4, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Common elements of trusts
* Types of trusts
* Living trusts
* Income tax & trusts
* Gift tax & trusts
* Estate tax & trusts
* Identification, recital & property transfer clauses
* Income and principal & revocation and amendment clauses
* Trustee & trust termination clauses
After reading Chapter 4, participants will be able to:
2. Specify recommended living trust provisions, identify the application of gift and income tax including the use of a grantor trust and an unlimited marital deduction, and determine what constitutes an “A-B” and “A-B-C” trust format.
Chapter 5 Entities & Title
At the start of Chapter 5, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Trusts & co-tenancies
* Co-tenancy taxation, percentage interests & partition
* Partnership taxation & recapitalization
* Family partnerships
* Limited liability companies
* Retirement plans
After reading Chapter 5, participants will be able to:
b. Selecting primary groups of C corporations specifying the estate-planning problems associated with each; and
c. Recalling advantages that partnerships can have over corporations.
3. Identify title holding benefits of trusts, co-tenancy, partnerships, and limited liability companies and the tax characteristics of each.
4. Specify types of retirement plans used to provide lifetime benefits to a business owner and to employees, identify how title can be held on behalf of minors and the tax treatment of custodianships, and recall the tax treatment of a probate estate.
Chapter 6 Life Insurance, Annuities & Buy-sell Agreements
At the start of Chapter 6, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Life insurance trusts
* Deferred annuities
* Private annuities
* Buy-sell agreements
* Purchase price & terms
* Community property
* Professional corporations
* S corporations
* Sole shareholder planning
After reading Chapter 6, participants will be able to:
2. Identify the tax treatment of life insurance proceeds by:
b. Select variables that influence whether life insurance is taxable for federal estate tax purposes; and
c. Recalling the gift tax associated with the transfer of life insurance policies.
4. Identify reasons for establishing an irrevocable life insurance trust to achieve estate tax planning advantage, specify considerations in establishing life insurance trusts, and determine the differences between deferred and private annuities.
5. Determine what constitutes an entity purchase agreement and a cross-purchase agreement recognizing tax and legal advantages.
Chapter 7 Special Business Issues
At the start of Chapter 7, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Business valuation of qualified family-owned businesses
* Business valuation of land subject to a conservation easement
* Business valuation discounts
* Buy-sell agreements
* Death of spouse
* Stock redemptions
* Stock recapitalization
* Deferred compensation agreements
After reading Chapter 7, participants will be able to:
2. Determine how tangible assets are normally valued identifying those assets whose valuation is based on values other than book value, and specify the steps in R.R. 68-609’s valuation formula for intangible assets specifying the effect such amount can have on the total value of a business. 3. Identify special business valuation issues including redemptions under §303 by:
b. Recalling the terms of the election that allows clients to exclude from their taxable estate 40% of the value of land subject to a qualified conservation easement;
c. Determining the value of a minority stock interest and fractional interests in order to obtain applicable valuation discounts, and
d. Citing the §303 exception to the dividend treatment of redemptions stating qualifications.
Chapter 8 Estate Tax Freeze Rules
At the start of Chapter 8, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Corporations, partnerships & exceptions
* Qualified payment exception to zero value rule
* Minimum valuation of a junior interest
* Capital contributions, redemptions & recapitalizations
* Attribution rules
* Transfers of interests in trust
* Term interests & joint purchases
* Buy-sell agreements & options
* Lapsing rights & restrictions
After reading Chapter 8, participants will be able to:
2. Identify the “zero value” rule under §2701 by:
b. Specifying variables that impact the application of §2701 stating how to avoid taxable events when valuing a distribution right;
c. Determining the transfer tax when a taxpayer fails to make a qualified payment on time identifying the appropriate election into or out of qualified payment treatment; and d. Specifying a junior equity interest according to §2701 rules and determining the value of other rights held together with an extraordinary payment right.
b. Identifying when an individual is deemed the owner of an interest that is held indirectly through a corporation, partnership, trust, or other entity based on the §2701 attribution rules;
c. Specifying when transfer tax adjustments will be made to transfers or inclusions in the gross estate;
d. Identifying the split of an applicable retained interest allowing value to be given to a participating feature of a participating preferred interest; and
e. Specifying the stepped computation under the subtraction method to determine an amount of a gift resulting from a transfer to which §2701 applies.
5. Recognize the requirements and exceptions of §2703 to ensure property is valued appropriately, identify lapses as a transfer by gift or as includible in the decedent’s gross estate under §2704, recall the key terminology of §2704 under the evaluation rules, specify the amount of the transfer stating which lapses or restrictions qualify as an applicable restriction.
Chapter 9 Elderly & Disabled Planning
At the start of Chapter 9, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Medicaid & countable assets
* Medicaid & non-countable assets
* Medicaid & inaccessible assets
* Private insurance
* Healthcare decisions
* Supplemental security income
* Income & assets
* Disability benefits
After reading Chapter 9, participants will be able to:
b. Specifying levels of conservatorship that can influence management and protection of an estate and/or personal care and disadvantages of this tool; and
c. Determining what constitutes a durable power recognizing advantages of establishing a revocable living trust as a way to manage assets in an estate.
3. Identify tools that can allow patients to refuse treatment even when incompetent, determine Supplemental Security Income specifying how it relates to elderly and disability planning, and specify the requirements that must be met in order to receive disability benefits.
Chapter 10 Post-mortem Planning & Tax Return Requirements
At the start of Chapter 10, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Federal returns
* Decedent’s estate tax
* Preparation of Form 706
* Estate income tax return
* Filing requirements of decedent’s final income tax return
* Included income
* Exemptions & deductions
* Filing the gift tax return
* Special applications & traps of the gift tax return
After reading Chapter 10, participants will be able to:
2. Cite the due dates of post-mortem federal forms, specify the filing requirements of a decedent’s estate tax return, and identify exceptions to the general rule of estate tax payment.
3. Determine the processes and procedures necessary in the preparation and filing of Form 706.
4. Identify the filing requirements for estate income tax and decedent’s final income tax returns by:
b. Specify the use of Form 1310 for a decedent or a joint return for a decedent and his or her surviving spouse.
6. Identify how to avoid penalties when filing a gift tax return, recognize gift splitting to reduce gift taxes, and recall special gift applications and traps stating ways to avoid their tax consequences.
|Course Contents :||
Chapter 1 -
Spousal Portability of Unused Exemption Amount - §2010(c)(2)
Chapter 2 -
Chapter 3 -
Chapter 4 -
Chapter 5 -
Corporate Tax Rate
No Pass Through
Chapter 6 -
Estate Taxes - §2042 & §2035(a)
Chapter 7 -
Chapter 8 -
Chapter 9 -
Chapter 10 -