Practitioners are brought up-to-date information on tax issues affecting estate planning and business issues. A major emphasis of this mini-course is practical estate planning solutions that are cost-effective. Devised to reduce or eliminate estate problems and death taxes, this comprehensive guide examines wills, trusts, gifts, insurance, private annuities, and other general estate planning tools. The planning issues and problems that arise from owning a business interest are also addressed.
Estate Planning with Business Issues. Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust. Special Business Issues.
CPAs, financial professionals, enrolled agents and attorneys.
Identify the unlimited marital deduction specifying its effect on the gross estate evaluation and the impact of stepped-up basis as they affect survivors and heirs and recognize the benefits of establishing even a simple will and its control over certain assets. Specify the primary ways to dispose of assets using trusts and annuities including the importance of family documents to manage assets. Recognize the starting point used to value a business’s tangible assets, cite the R. R. 59-60 business valuation factors and the steps in R. R. 68-609’s valuation formula for intangible assets and goodwill stating the effect of both rulings on the total value of a business, determine the adjustment caused by minority interests in a closely held business and their impact on final evaluation. Identify ways to dispose of a business interest before death to family members while avoiding the provisions of the constructive ownership rules. Recognize deferred compensation agreements as a valuable estate planning tool and identify when to recommend the option of paying federal estate taxes in installments indicating the basis of the election and its eligibility requirements.
Danny Santucci, Western CPE
Danny Santucci, BA, JD, is a prolific author of tax and financial books and articles. His legal career started with the business and litigation firm of Edwards, Edwards, and Ashton. Later he joined the Century City entertainment firm of Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines, and Jonas working for many well-known celebrities. In 1980, Danny established the law firm of Santucci, Potter, and Leanders in Irvine, California. With increasing lecture and writing commitments, Danny went into sole practice in 1995. His practice emphasizes business taxation, real estate law, and estate planning. Speaking to more than 100 groups nationally each year, he is known for spicing up his extensive expertise with an incredible sense of humor.
Non-Member Price $67.00
Member Price $58.00