How Do You Advise Your Clients
With Sizeable IRAs (and Draft for Them)
After the SECURE Act?
The new “10-Year Payout” rule created by the SECURE Act for inherited IRAs appears on its surface, to be quite simple. But, a deeper dive into this new law reveals great complexity - - both in what planning advice is best for each client and then implementing that planning through trust and beneficiary form drafting.
If you’re an estate planning attorney, and you have clients with IRAs of between $200,000 to $1 million (or more), you will definitely want to join two of the nation’s leading authorities on IRA planning and drafting beneficiary trusts, attorneys Philip J. Kavesh and Ed Morrow, on this timely 2-part teleconference entitled, “What Every Attorney Needs to Know to Advise Clients and Draft Under the SECURE Act”.
On the first 90-minute presentation entitled, “An Advanced-Level Analysis of the SECURE Act”, to be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern Time), you will find out:
- What are the “guidelines” now for when IRA beneficiaries should receive distributions outright or in trust?
- If the answer is in trust, what are the “guidelines” for when an accumulation with “spray features” makes sense?
- Should such a spray trust be a part of the IRA owner’s Living Trust or part of a Standalone Beneficiary Trust?
- What should you now do with all of those Standalone Beneficiary Trusts you’ve already drafted? (Revoke or amend them?)
- If you choose to amend an existing Standalone Beneficiary Trust, what key provisions should be changed and how?
- Do IRA Beneficiary Designations Forms now need to be changed and how?
- What are the special considerations and planning options for “eligible designated beneficiaries” who may still qualify for life expectancy “stretch” of RMDs?
- For EDBs, should you use conduit, accumulation or some type of hybrid trust?
- How does the “ghost life expectancy” rule now work and when would it be better than the 10-year rule? (And how can you take advantage of it?)
- What additional questions have been left unanswered by the SECURE Act that you need to plan for?
The second 90-minute presentation, entitled, “The Traps & Tricks of Drafting IRA Trusts & Beneficiary Forms After the SECURE Act”, will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern Time). During this presentation, you will learn:
- How do you draft an accumulation trust to both maximize income tax savings and asset protection?
- Using discretionary “HEMS” language with special “directions”?
- Using Limited Powers of Appointment, with special “directions?”
- What about adding “BDOT” withdrawal powers?
- For any beneficiaries that may still qualify for stretchout, how do you draft “EDB sub-trusts” to achieve maximum tax savings and asset protection?
- What are the special multiple beneficiary trust rules you need to address and how?
- What other beneficiary trust provisions now need to be revised and how?
- What special “flex” provisions (such as “Trust Protector” and “Toggle Switch” language) should you now put in a Living Trust or standalone Beneficiary Trust to adapt to later IRS guidance, as well as changed circumstances and needs of individual beneficiaries?
- How should your clients update their BDF forms?
- And much more, including some helpful model trust and form language!
This 2-part series will be chock full of practical, “down-in-the-trenches” information that you will able to use right away in your practice to better service your clients.
Your registration includes: Participation on both live 90-minute teleconferences (including Q&A) and PDF handout materials. The MP3 audio recording and/or unedited PDF transcript of the program can be added to your registration during the checkout process for an additional fee.