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Roth IRAs: Conversions, Mega Back-Door, Tax Calculations, and Recent Legislation
November 3, 2022 CPE, EA Live Webinar
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This course will discuss Roth IRAs and Roth conversions for tax advisers working with clients eligible to make IRA contributions, conversions, and withdrawals. The panelist will discuss determining taxpayers who benefit most from conversions, calculating the tax on a Roth conversion, and--most impor... Read More

Tax Strategies for Advising Retirees: Social Security Planning, Roth Conversions, QCDs, SE...
September 27, 2022 CPE, EA Download
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This course will guide tax advisers through tax-saving strategies for taxpayers approaching retirement age or who have already retired. The panelist will identify opportunities to minimize tax and maximize assets, as well as address recent and impending legislation affecting these taxpayers. Read More

Tax Strategies in a Down Market: Roth Conversions, Tax Loss Harvesting, Gifting, Portfolio...
September 1, 2022 CPE, EA Download
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This course will outline specific tax and investment strategies advisers should consider in order to guide taxpayers during a bear market. Our panel of investment analysts will provide expert advice on Roth conversions, harvesting tax losses, rebalancing portfolios, and other strategies to take adva... Read More

Blockchain Asset Tax Planning: Emerging Issues with Respect to Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and...
Mining and Staking Awards, QSBS Treatment, IRAs, Wash Sales, Form 8949 and FBAR Reporting
July 25, 2022 CPE, EA Download
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This course will review the current state of taxation of blockchain assets for entrepreneurs, founders, and venture capital investors. Our panel will discuss the latest IRS guidance and offer advice on planning opportunities with respect to the taxation of cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other digital a... Read More

Self-Directed IRAs and Unusual Investments: Prohibited Transactions, RMDs, Valuation Issue...
July 21, 2022 CPE, EA Download
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This webinar will detail self-directed IRA (SDIRA) requirements, including allowable investments, required minimum distributions, valuation issues, and prohibited transactions. Our panel of federal tax experts will review relative court cases and PLRs and offer advice for correcting past IRA errors. Read More

Tax Planning for Early Retirement: The Great Resignation
Planning for Early Distributions and IRS Notice 2022-6, Healthcare, Capital Gains and Inve...
May 26, 2022 CPE, EA Download
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This webinar will provide tax-saving recommendations for tax professionals advising clients who are considering early retirement. Our retirement planning expert will provide advice for healthcare planning, minimizing investment and capital gains tax, key tax age thresholds, and meeting exceptions to... Read More

Private Placement Life Insurance: Avoiding Income and Transfer Tax for High Net Worth Taxp...
Meeting IRS Ownership, Diversification, and Insurance Guidelines
May 12, 2022 CPE, EA Download
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This webinar will explain private placement life insurance (PPLI), including structuring considerations, asset selection, and meeting IRS requirements for tax practitioners working with high net worth taxpayers. Read More

Preparing Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs: Reporting IRA Withdrawals and Roth Conversions, H...
February 3, 2022 CPE, EA Download
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This webinar will discuss filing Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs, for annual nondeductible contributions, withdrawals, Roth conversions, and other scenarios. Our knowledgeable panelist will offer advice on handling unfiled prior-year forms and the tax reporting requirements for distributions to taxpay... Read More

Tax Reporting of Cryptocurrency: Calculating Basis, Income, and Gain
Determining Character of Gain and Basis in Mined Currency, Recognizing Filing Obligations...
January 20, 2022 CPE, EA CPE On-Demand, Download
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This course will provide tax advisers and compliance professionals with a practical look at IRS guidance to calculating and reporting income and gain on cryptocurrency (e.g., Bitcoin, Coinbase) transactions. The panel will discuss the IRS' position on cryptocurrency as property rather than cash, ana... Read More

Strategies to Optimize Social Security Benefits: Determining Retirement Age, Spousal Benef...
November 18, 2021 CPE, EA CPE On-Demand, Download
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This course will discuss Social Security strategies and considerations for individuals approaching retirement age and the basics on how Medicare works. Our panel of experts, Faye Sykes NSSA with Social Security Benefit Planners, and Anna Kindley, NSSA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP with Scarlet Oak Financial Servi... Read More

Section 529 Plans: Front-Loaded Contributions, Beneficiary Changes, Form 1099-Q and Plan S...
September 29, 2021 CPE, EA Download
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This course will review the many decisions surrounding Section 529 plans from plan selection and qualifying beneficiaries through making qualified disbursements and reporting Form 1099-Q disbursements on the applicable taxpayer's tax return. Our authoritative panel will discuss beneficiary changes,... Read More

Minimizing Capital Gains on Residence Sales: Sec 121 Ownership and Use Tests, Partial Excl...
August 19, 2021 CPE, EA Download
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This course will discuss ways to avoid and minimize capital gains tax on the sale of a residence. Our income tax expert will discuss partial exclusions, use and ownership tests, renting before and after living in a primary residence, and calculating and reporting the Section 121 exclusion. Read More

Installment Sales Reporting Under Section 453: Avoiding Pitfalls
Contingent, Related Party, Depreciation Recapture, and Large Installment Sales
February 18, 2021 CPE, EA CPE On-Demand, Download
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This course will address the various tax issues surrounding use of the installment sales method of reporting ("installment method") on the sale of property. Unique scenarios affecting use of the installment method will also be discussed, including contingent payments, depreciation recapture, sales b... Read More

Section 475(f) Mark-to-Market Elections: Meeting Trader Tax Status, Calculating Gains and...
February 11, 2021 CPE, EA Download
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This course will explain the benefits and caveats of making a Section 475(f) mark-to-market (MTM) election for practitioners working with traders. Our investment expert will discuss trader tax status (TTS), making and revoking the election, and why now might be the right time for these elections. Read More

Tax Aspects of Gifting a Home: Basis, Part-Sale Part-Gift Transfers, Installment Notes, an...
February 2, 2021 CPE, EA CPE On-Demand, Download
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This course will explain the caveats and considerations of giving away the family home from the initial transfer to the final sale. The panelist of tax experts will discuss methods of transfer, capital gains issues, installment notes, related party rents, and how to devise the best tax outcomes for... Read More

COVID Hardship Distribution Relief: Three-Year Delayed Taxation, Repayments, Plan Loans, a...
January 14, 2021 CPE, EA Download
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This course will explain the latest guidance on Section 2022 COVID relief for qualified retirement plans, including individual retirement accounts (IRAs), for tax professionals working with businesses and individuals participating in these plans. Our retirement expert will cover delaying taxation of... Read More

Charitable Giving and the CARES Act: 100% AGI Limitation, Donating Appreciated Property
CLATs and GRATs, Taking Advantage of Low IRS Section 7520 Interest Rates
July 28, 2020 CPE, EA Download
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This course will discuss recent changes to charitable contributions and explain how to maximize tax savings by making charitable gifts. Our panel of tax experts will discuss donating appreciated property, utilizing the 100% AGI limitation, and establishing a charitable lead annuity trust (CLAT), as... Read More

Tax Consequences of Stock Options: ISOs, NSOs, ESPPs, and RSUs
July 27, 2020 CPE, EA CPE On-Demand, Download
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This course will discuss the tax implications of incentive stock options (ISOs), non-qualified stock options, ESPPs, and restricted stock units (RSUs). Compensating employees with stock allows them to purchase company stock at reduced prices and to share in the success and appreciation of the compan... Read More

SECURE Act: Addressing Significant Changes to Retirement Planning
RMDs, Qualified Charitable Distributions, Elimination of Stretch IRAs, Part-Time Employees...
April 28, 2020 CPE, EA Download
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This course will explain the significant changes made by the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) to retirement and tax planning. The panel will discuss the changes made by the SECURE Act, including developing new planning strategies after its passage. Read More

1031 Exchanges: Identifying Property, Calculating Depreciation, Completing Form 8824, Tax...
February 18, 2020 CPE, EA Download
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This course will provide an overview of Section 1031, like-kind exchanges, so that both new and seasoned tax professionals, can better advise clients participating in these transactions. The panel will provide an overview of the components of LKEs including defining qualifying property, understandin... Read More

Section 1202 Qualified Small Business Stock: Maximizing Tax Advantages of Gain Exclusion a...
Leveraging QSBS Code Provisions Including 1244 Ordinary Loss Treatment
February 4, 2020 CPE, EA CPE On-Demand, Download
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This course will offer tax advisers and professionals an exploration of IRC Section 1202 qualified small business stock (QSBS). The webinar will detail the gain exclusion rules of Section 1202 and will describe the types of business entities that are eligible QSBS companies. The panel will also disc... Read More

Fundamentals of Capital Gains: Identifying Section 1231, 1245 and 1250 Gains, 0% Bracket a...
January 21, 2020 CPE, EA Download
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This course will cover the more challenging areas of capital gains tax for new staff and experienced staff. Our panel will review depreciation recapture, the categories of capital gains, the investment interest election, and other troublesome areas of capital gains taxation with a focus on reducing... Read More

New Cryptocurrency Guidance: Identifying Units, Hardforks, and Airdrops
January 14, 2020 CPE, EA Download
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This course will discuss recently released IRS Revenue Ruling 2019-24 and the updated FAQs regarding taxation of cryptocurrency. With only Revenue Ruling 2014-21 for guidance, practitioners and holders of virtual currency welcomed the release of updated guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrency. Ou... Read More

IRC 1400Z Qualified Opportunity Zones for Individual Investors: Tax Deferral and Reduction...
Claiming Capital Gains Tax Mitigation, Basis Step-Up on a Qualified Opportunity Fund Inves...
December 19, 2019 CPE, EA Download
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This course will provide tax advisers with a practical guide to understanding the tax incentives made available to investors under Internal Revenue Code Section 1400Z-2. The panel will discuss the mechanics of Code Section 1400Z-2 and the proposed regulations issued in October 2018 and April 2019. W... Read More

Advising Elderly Clients: Asset Preservation, LTC, Medical Costs, Trusts, and Critical Doc...
November 26, 2019 CPE, EA Download
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This course will explain planning strategies to preserve a senior's accumulated wealth and steps that can be taken to address the challenges of aging. The panel will discuss preparing for long-term care and medical costs and the necessary documents that the elderly should have in place, including he... Read More

Filing Final Income Tax Return for Deceased Person: Mastering Allocations, Understanding I...
November 20, 2019 CPE, EA Download
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This course will give tax advisers and professionals detailed guidance on the specific issues arising when filing the final income tax return for a deceased taxpayer. The panel will discuss the role and requirements of a personal representative filing a return under Form 1310 authority, review the m... Read More

Savings and Tax Planning for College: 529 and Other Plans, Education Credits, and FAFSA St...
November 6, 2019 CPE, EA Download
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This course will explain financial planning for college, including 529 plans, other savings plans, financial aid strategies, and education credits. The government provides benefits to lessen the burden of college expenses. Knowing how to take advantage of these benefits is imperative for practitione... Read More

Donor Advised Funds, Private Foundations, Gift Annuities, and Other Charitable Contributio...
Bunching to Maximize Tax Benefits, Gifting Strategies for High Net Worth Individuals
October 29, 2019 CPE, EA Download
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This course will contrast and compare charitable gifting arrangements that enable high net worth individuals to donate substantial assets to charity and receive a tax deduction. It will address strategies, including donor advised funds (DAFs), private foundations, charitable gifting annuities, CLTS... Read More

Tax Implications of Divorce After Tax Reform: Alimony, Property Divisions, Divorce Modific...
August 22, 2019 CPE, EA Download
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This course will explore planning opportunities for divorcees after tax reform. Most practitioners are aware of the dramatic changes to alimony. This significant change will impact other areas of divorce planning. Our panel of experts will discuss dividing property, separating retirement accounts, a... Read More

Tax Consequences of Stock Options: ISOs, NSOs, ESPPs and RSUs
Exercise, Sale, Section 83(i) and AMT Considerations
June 27, 2019 CPE, EA CPE On-Demand, Download
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This course will discuss the tax implications of incentive stock options (ISOs), non-qualified stock options, ESPPs, and restricted stock units (RSUs). Compensating employees with stock allows them to purchase company stock at reduced prices and to share in the success and appreciation of the compan... Read More

Remedying Common IRA Contribution and Withdrawal Errors to Avoid IRS Penalties and Plan Di...
Excess Contributions, Prohibited Transactions, Forgotten RMDs, Form 5329 Penalty Waiver or...
June 20, 2019 CPE, EA Download
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This course will address the best steps tax practitioners and taxpayers can take to remedy the most frequent IRA contribution and withdrawal errors. IRA rules provide countless opportunities for missteps and taxpayers regularly stumble on these. Our panel will detail how to resolve the most common o... Read More

Mastering 1099-B Reporting on Schedule D and Form 8949: Meeting Capital Gains Basis Report...
Basis Adjustments, Reconciling Multiple 1099-B Forms, Recognizing Wash Sales, Real Estate...
August 1, 2017 CPE, EA Download
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This course will provide tax advisers with a comprehensive and practical guide to mastering the tax reporting of 1099 brokerage statements on Form 1040 Schedule D and Form 8949. The panel will go beyond the basics to offer an in-depth tutorial on making adjustments to reported asset basis and naviga... Read More

Mastering New Section 409A and 457(f) Deferred Compensation Rules: Calculating and Reporti...
August 23, 2016 CPE, EA Download
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This course will provide a comprehensive and practical guide to determining and reporting includible amounts from nonqualified deferred compensation plans under Sections 409A and 457(f). The panel will discuss the new IRS guidance on both sections, and offer complete and practical tools for identify... Read More

Mastering Charitable Contribution Deduction Rules and Completing Form 8283
Navigating Substantiation and Appraisal Requirements, Leveraging Carry-Forwards, and Avoid...
July 30, 2015 CPE, EA Download
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This course will provide comprehensive guidance on the substantiation, valuation, timing rules and reporting of charitable contribution deductions. The panel will detail the language necessary to qualify as a valid acknowledgment under Section 170, and will discuss valuation and appraisal requiremen... Read More

Self-Directed IRAs Under IRS Scrutiny: Successfully Clearing the Legal and Tax Minefield
Avoiding Valuation Errors, Prohibited Transactions, and UBTI; Protecting Tax-Deferred Stat...
March 18, 2015 CPE, EA Download
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This course will provide tax advisors with necessary guidance to help individual clients navigate the very specialized legal and tax rules governing SDIRAs. The panel will review contribution and valuation issues, the rules against self-dealing, and tax implications of UBTI in SDIRAs. Read More