Retirement Distributions: Planning Options WEBCAST

Wednesday, January 19 8:00am - 3:30pm PST

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Retirement accounts are a critical asset. Go beyond calculations. Learn to provide retirement planning input. Beneficiary rules have changed. Improper choices and faulty distribution calculations can result in penalties or unnecessary taxes. Retirement benefits will be paid out much earlier than was required for pre-2020 deaths. Recent relief for those in disaster areas or affected by the pandemic shows that the law is dynamic and plans may require an update. Course materials contain regulations governing plan distributions and copies of all appropriate IRS forms and rulings, updated with the latest cases, rulings, regulations and legislation.


Roth IRA: The right choice? Income tax treatment of distributions from qualified plans of all types. Relief for late rollovers and disaster victims. Strategies for distributions before age 59.5. Laws, regulations and IRS rulings concerning plan distributions. Avoiding the 50 percent penalty on deficient distributions. Integration of estate planning with distribution decisions. Surviving spouse opportunities and dilemmas. Self-directed IRA investment problems.


Experience in individual tax preparation and planning and general knowledge of retirement plans.

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CPAs, tax professionals, financial planners, attorneys and investment advisers.


Recognize key income and penalty tax issues in connection with retirement distributions. Determine how the death of an owner or beneficiary affects distribution calculations. Identify the pros and cons of various beneficiary choices to assist your client in selecting the best options.







Mary Kay Foss

Mary Kay Foss, CPA, a director with Sweeney Kovar LLP, has more than 30 years of practical experience in advising clients about retirement, income and estate planning issues. She is a frequent lecturer for community, professional and business groups and has authored and presented courses for tax professionals throughout California.

Foss is past chair of both the CalCPA Estate Planning Committee and the Committee on Taxation. She is a past president of the Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley, the East Bay Chapter of CalCPA and the Estate Planning Council of the East Bay. She is a member of the AICPA Trust, Estate and Gift Tax Technical Resource Panel and has been quoted in California CPA magazine, as well as national publications.

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Non-Member Price $389.00

Member Price $289.00