Are You Going to Be Advising Clients
on IRA and Retirement Planning Strategies
By Just Making a Judgment Call
Or Are You Actually Going to Do the Math?

The SECURE Act brings with it a giant paradigm shift from life expectancy distributions to a 10-year distribution.  At its core, it presents a mathematical problem to advisors in figuring out how best to advise clients.

Therefore, quantitative driven strategies can mitigate the impact of lost deferral. These strategies include Roth conversions, life insurance, and utilizing charitable remainder trusts.

Moreover, tried and true strategies to mitigate built-in income tax consequences of “inherited” IRAs gain importance with a 10-year rule. For example, state tax-exempt IRA trusts along with tactical planning at both the beneficiary designation form level and the trust level.

In any case, there is a critical need for lawyers and planners to understand the mathematics and properly applied, these strategies will provide tremendous value and demonstrate expertise.

Whether you’re a CPA, financial advisor or estate planning attorney, you (and your clients) will profit from estate planning expert, Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA, plain-English presentation entitled, “The Mathematics of Estate Planning for IRAs After the SECURE Act”.

In this 88-minute presentation, Bob will cover the following:

  • The Mathematical Pillars of Income Tax Deferral, Bracket Management, Conversion of Ordinary Income to Long-Term Capital Gain and to Tax-free Insurance Death Benefits
  • Explaining these Concepts to your Clients with Flowcharts and Quantitative Illustrations
  • The Mathematics of Four Types of Trusts and Beneficiary Distributions from Trusts
  • Conduit Trust
  • Non-Designated Beneficiary Trusts
  • Designated Beneficiary Trusts
  • Eligible Designated Beneficiary Trusts
  • The Good and Bad Math of Conduit Trusts after Secure
  • Why Conduit Trusts Should not be Used in a Second-Marriage and How to Explain This to Your Clients
  • The Math of Avoiding the Five-Year Rule in Favor of the Ten-Year Rule or the Life Expectancy Rule
  • Developing a Thorough Understanding of the Deferral and Tax Rate Arbitrage Associated with a Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Developing an Understanding of the Section 664 CRT Tier rules and Converting Ordinary IRA to Long-Term Capital Gain
  • Understand the Income and Estate Tax-Free Benefits of IRA relocation (i.e., utilizing IRA distributions to Purchase Life Insurance)
  • Learn Advanced Insurance Strategies Including Policy Designs to Maximize ROI
  • Understanding the Efficacy of Roth IRA Conversions and the True Drivers of Who Should and Should Not Convert
  • Integrating Roth Conversion Planning with Eligible IRA Disability Trusts and IRA Trust Planning
  • Developing a Quantitative Understanding of the Benefits of Using the State Tax-Exempt IRA Trust to Reduce State Income Taxes
  • Developing an Understanding of the Tax Rate Arbitrage of Spreading Income Across Trust Beneficiaries and Across Family Members
  • Changes to Estate Tax Planning for IRAs After Secure
  • And 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.

  • Program Title: The Mathematics of Estate Planning for IRAs After the SECURE Act
  • Speaker:
  • Duration: 88 minutes


Includes: MP3 Audio Recording of Presentation plus PDF Handouts.

NOTE: PDF Transcript available as an add-on for an additional fee during checkout.



Robert S. Keebler

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

Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished) 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 Planners & Councils. 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. 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…


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