IEFP
THE BEST INCOME TAX, ESTATE TAX, AND FINANCIAL-PLANNING IDEAS OF 2015

With higher tax rates for individuals and trusts, tax planning takes on more importance. Plus, with Social Security going bust and interest rates at an all-time low, new ideas for financial planning for retirement must be considered. The purpose of this course is to explore practical tax-planning ideas that practitioners can use to assist clients with their needs. This course is crucial for CPAs who are looking for good ideas that can save clients money!

Major Topics:

  • Planning opportunities and pitfalls with the new 3.8-percent tax on net investment income
  • The best new income tax and estate-planning ideas in light of tax reform
  • Major 2015 tax ideas
  • The changing Social Security landscape: what it means for planning
  • Creative charitable giving strategies
  • Financial planning strategies
  • Maximizing retirement plan benefits
  • Using intentionally defective grantor trusts, and SCINs
  • Miscellaneous tax-planning techniques that can add up to significant tax savings
  • How to use the whole family for tax savings
  • Up-to-the-minute ideas reflecting new tax law changes in cases, regulations, and rulings

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of what individuals need to do before year-end
  • Identify strategies that are effective following estate and gift tax reform
  • Understand options available to baby boomers as they reach retirement in light of Social Security

Designed For: All practitioners, especially those who want to provide the best up-to-the-minute tax advice
Level of Knowledge: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Basic course in individual income tax, Social Security, and estate planning
Advanced Preparation: None
Credits: 8