If You Know the
Basics of Estate and Trust Administration
You Can Expand Your Practice Revenue
With the senior segment of our population continuing to grow, there is an increasing opportunity for all estate planning professionals to service the estates and trusts of decedents.
If you’re a CPA, this means the potential for more 1041 and 706 preparation fees (as well as fees for past due 709’s and the decedent’s final 1040).
If you’re an estate planning attorney, this means more fees for probate, estate and trust work, not only for the Executor or Trustee, but for the beneficiaries (as well as some of the above tax return prep).
If you’re a financial advisor, there’s the great opportunity to work closely with a deceased clients’ (or their Executor’s or Trustee’s) CPA and attorney, to assist them with certain tasks and thereby gather more assets under management.
But you need to know the basics.
Join us and nationally renowned CPA and tax expert, Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA, on a presentation for a entitled, “Estate and Trust Administration for CPAs and Financial Advisors”.
During this 90-minute presentation, you’ll learn:
- The tax and non-tax related steps that must take place in an estate administration (you’ll even get an Estate Administration checklist!)
- When you need to get an EIN and file special forms (like Forms SS-4, 56, 4810 and 5495)
- The key, and often overlooked, IRS forms that should be filed in virtually every estate (which are not tax returns!)
- Preparation of the decedent’s final income tax return (a quick, line by line analysis of Form 1040, including planning issues and strategies!)
- Preparation of the estate (or trust) fiduciary income tax return, Form 1041 - - including a review of such key concepts as:
- Complex vs. simple status
- Grantor vs. Non-Grantor
- “Fiduciary accounting income”
- Allocating income between the 1040 and 1041
- The 65 day rule
- Pecuniary and specific bequests
- Preparation of any gift tax return, Form 709, which may be due - - including a review of such key concepts as:
- Annual exclusion
- “Adequate disclosure”
- Generation skipping transfer tax exemption allocation
- Valuation adjustment clauses
- Preparation of the estate tax return, Form 706 (which may be appropriate even if no taxes are due!) - - including a review of such key concepts as:
- Gross estate
- Marital deduction
- Alternate valuation
- Basis adjustment
- Special considerations for IRAs and ERISA plans
- Property law issues that affect the 706 and 709 (particularly with regard to community property)
- Special S-Corp, partnership and LLC elections and issues
- If you’re a CPA or financial advisor, how to work successfully with the Trust’s or Estate’s legal counsel
- How to protect you, as the tax preparer, and the Executor or Trustee, when closing the administration!
- And much, much more!
Your purchase includes: Downloadable PDF handout materials and MP3 audio recording. A PDF transcript may be added on for an additional fee during the checkout process.