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Event Description

Each year brings its own set of tax planning challenges, and this year is no exception. This course aims to arm tax planners with planning strategies and ideas that wealthy clients, middle-income clients, and closely held business owners need to consider right now to take advantage of present opportunities and plan for future tax advantages. Learn strategies that can really have an impact on client lives, while also bringing value to you and your firm. The material is current with relevant provisions from The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

Designed For

Those involved in tax planning for individuals who need to go beyond basic tax and financial planning techniques

Objectives

  • Mine a tax return for tax planning with a client
  • Understand the planning implications of the current environment
  • Determine the best tax strategies for retirement
  • Understand tax planning for the middle-income client

Major Subjects

  • Understanding the environment: what’s new, what’s expired or expiring, and what’s likely to change
  • Review of pertinent changes from tax reform
  • Reading a tax return for developing client-specific tax strategies
  • Will there be more changes in the individual tax laws?
  • The net investment income tax: planning for compliance
  • Family income-splitting strategies that need to be considered
  • Income tax issues: impact on timing of other income, selection of investments
  • Using Roth IRAs and Roth contribution programs to best advantage
  • Conversions: do they still make sense?
  • Taking distributions: matching timing to client requirements
  • Qualified plan contributions to reduce current income and Social Security tax: implications for business owners and self-employed
  • Prioritizing allocations among investment, retirement, and college funding vehicles
  • What to do about itemized deductions
  • Trans-generational planning: conversions, income and gain-splitting
  • Identifying tax opportunities: reviewing the prior-year return to develop a plan for the future
  • Planning for middle-income taxpayers: financial planning for the young, the working, and those approaching or in retirement

Prerequisites

Experience in individual income tax planning and income tax return preparation

Instructions

When you purchase a Surgent CPE on-demand course, it must be taken by June 30, 2019, to receive credit.
Within 5 minutes after your purchase, you will receive an email from info@surgent.com that explains how to access your course and materials.
Once you complete a course, please allow up to 30 days to receive you certificate of completion.
If you have further questions, please email info@surgent.com or call 800.778-7436. Their help lines are staffed Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.