When Something in the Tax Law
Sounds Too Good to Be True
- - DO IT NOW! 

Imagine…you tell a prospect or client that there’s a way they can restructure their qualified retirement plan or IRA so they:

  • Never have to take taxable required minimum distributions!
  • Can compound the money tax free until they need it!
  • When they later need it, can take it out tax free!
  • And their beneficiaries, after they’re gone, can take it out income tax free!
  • Plus, on top of all that, they can reduce the impact of TCJA’s itemized deduction “phase-out” and net investment income “surtax”!

Sound too good to be true?

It’s simply done by using a “Roth IRA Conversion”.  And you need to be talking to clients and prospects about this NOW and implementing it by year end!

But how “simple” is this Roth Conversion, really?

The fact is, the failure to fully understand the mathematical fundamentals of Roth IRA conversions can lead to making disastrous decisions.

However, with a good working knowledge of the quantitative “forces” which drive Roth IRA conversions you as a professional advisor will be able to give cogent, straightforward advice to their clients.

Whether you’re a CPA, financial advisor, life insurance agent, or estate planning attorney, you need to know:

  • When does it make sense to convert to a Roth IRA and not?
  • What are the mathematical factors behind Roth IRA conversions, considering TCJA’s many income tax changes?
  • When does the 10% early withdrawal penalty and regular income tax apply to Roth IRA distributions?
  • Should Roth IRAs be used to fund the “bypass” trust?
  • What impact does the estate tax have on Roth IRA conversions?
  • When should someone name an individual or an “IRA trust” as beneficiary of a Roth IRA?
  • How does life insurance play a role in protecting the “stretch” Roth IRA?
  • How should your client’s investment portfolio be structured for long-term investment results that maximize the benefits of the Roth conversion?

Join us and nationally renowned CPA and IRA expert, Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA for a 90-minute presentation entitled, “How Roth IRA Conversions Work in 2018” - - where he’ll address all this and more!

Your purchase includes: Immediately downloadable PDF handout materials and MP3 audio recording.  A PDF transcript may be added onto your purchase during the checkout process for an additional fee.

  • Program Title: How Roth IRA Conversions Work in 2018
  • Speaker:
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Robert S. Keebler

CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA
Robert S. Keebler

Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA is a partner with Keebler & Associates, LLP and is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Accredited Estate Planners (Distinguished) award from the National Association of Estate Planning Counsels. He has 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. Mr. Keebler is the past Editor-in-Chief of CCH’s magazine, Journal of Retirement Planning, and a member of CCH’s Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board. 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.

In the past 20 years, he has received over 150 favorable private letter rulings including several key rulings of “first impression.” Mr. Keebler is nationally recognized as an expert in estate and retirement planning and works collaboratively with other experts on academic reviews and papers, and client matters. Mr. Keebler is the author of over 75 articles and columns and editor, author, or co-author of many books and treatises on wealth transfer and taxation, including the Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA treatise Esperti, Peterson and Keebler/Irrevocable Trusts: Analysis with Forms.

Mr. Keebler is a member of the editorial board of the Society of Financial Service Professionals “Keeping Current” series. He is a featured columnist for CCH’s Taxes Magazine – “Family Tax Planning Forum,” Steve Leimberg’s “News of the Week Newsletter” and the Bureau of National Affairs Tax Division. Bob also had his article “Is That Your ‘Final’ Answer?” published in Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal. Bob frequently is quoted in national publications such as New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Barrons, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Financial Advisor, Forbes, Kiplinger, Lawyer’s Weekly, On Wall Street, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Wealth Manager and Worth in addition to many local and regional newspapers.

He is a frequent speaker for legal, accounting, insurance and financial planning groups throughout the United States at seminars and conferences on advanced IRA distribution strategies, estate planning and trust administration topics including the AICPA’s Advanced Estate Planning, Personal Financial Planning Conference and Tax Strategies for the High Income Individual Conference.

Mr. Keebler graduated (cum laude) from Lakeland College with a degree in Accountancy and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Masters in Taxation. Before practicing in Northeastern Wisconsin, he practiced with Price Waterhouse where he concentrated in taxation.


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