“Top 40 Tax Planning Opportunities for 2019” by Robert Keebler, CPA & Peter J. Melcher, J.D.

Tax planning in 2019 has become even more challenging for estate planning professionals.  Whether you’re a CPA, financial advisor, or estate or tax attorney, it is imperative that you are aware of all of the potential tax planning opportunities available to your clients.

Nationally renowned CPA and tax expert, Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA, and his partner, Peter J. Melcher, J.D., MBA, LL.M., have worked hard to put together what they’ve identified as the top 40 tax planning opportunities for your clients so that you can be well-informed and prepared to better advise your clients in this timely, 187-page downloadable e-Book entitled, “The Top 40 Tax Planning Opportunities for 2019”.

They’ve broken down these opportunities into the following categories:

  • Bracket Management Strategies
  • Income Smoothing Strategies
  • Income Shifting Strategies
  • Reducing Taxable Income Strategies
  • Specific Net Investment Income Tax Strategies
  • Wealth Transfer Strategies
  • IRC Section 199A Planning

This e-Book is immediately delivered by e-mail in a printable Adobe® PDF file for you and your entire office for just $159.  Buy and download your copy today!

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Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA is a partner with Keebler & Associates, LLP and the current chairman of the AICPA Advanced Estate Planning Conference. In 2007 he was inducted into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame of National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.  He has also been named by CPA Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners in the United States and one of the Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession.  His practice includes family wealth transfer and preservation planning, charitable giving, retirement distribution planning, and estate administration. Mr. Keebler frequently represents clients before the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the private letter ruling process and in estate, gift and income tax examinations and appeals, and he has received more than 200 favorable private letter rulings including several key rulings of “first impression”. He is the author of over 100 articles and columns and is the editor, author or co-author of many books and treatises on wealth transfer and taxation.  Mr. Keebler has been a speaker at national estate planning and tax seminars for over 20 years including the AICPA’s: Estate Planning, High Income, Advanced Financial Planning Conferences, ABA Conferences, NAPEC Conferences, The Notre Dame Estate Planning Conference and the Heckerling Estate Planning Institute.


Peter J. Melcher, J.D., MBA, LL.M. is a Partner with Keebler & Associates, LLP. He specializes in tax planning for high net worth individuals. Peter has extensive experience in domestic and foreign estate planning, business succession planning and income tax planning for investors and corporate executives.  He also implements sophisticated tax strategies like FLPs, GRATs, IDGT sales and charitable trusts as well as prepares private letter ruling requests.  Peter is a frequent author for national tax journals including Estate PlanningTrusts & EstatesTAXESthe Real Property Probate and Trust Reportthe Practical Tax Lawyerthe Journal of Financial PlanningThe Estate Planning Review, and the Marquette Elder’s Advisor. Peter is a member of the State Bars of Wisconsin and Illinois. He received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Law School, his Masters of Law in Taxation from DePaul University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Prior to joining Keebler & Associates, LLP Peter was a Senior Tax Manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.