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Mastering Charitable Remainder Trusts and Form 5227 Compliance WEBCAST


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Member Price $79.00

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Join us for an in-depth webcast on Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) and the essential aspects of preparing Form 5227. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of CRTs, including their purpose, benefits, and practical considerations. Moreover, we will delve into the intricacies of Form 5227, the informational return for charitable remainder trusts, ensuring you have the necessary knowledge to accurately complete and file this crucial document. During this webcast, Art Werner will guide you through the fundamental concepts of Charitable Remainder Trusts, illustrating how they can be utilized as a strategic tool for tax planning. We will explore various types of CRTs, their formation, and the different scenarios in which they are most beneficial. A significant portion of the webcast will be dedicated to Form 5227, the reporting requirement for charitable remainder trusts. We will provide an in-depth analysis of the form’s components, line by line, ensuring you gain a comprehensive understanding of the information it requires. From trust assets and income to distributions and charitable beneficiaries, we will cover each section, discussing common pitfalls and best practices for accurate reporting. Mr. Werner will address the recent updates and changes to Form 5227, enabling you to stay up to date with the latest compliance requirements.


Introduction to Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs). Types of CRTs and their benefits. Formation and funding of CRTs. Identifying suitable candidates for CRTs. Understanding Form 5227: an overview. Line-by-line breakdown of Form 5227. Reporting trust assets and income. Distributions and charitable beneficiaries. Compliance updates and recent changes to Form 5227. Best practices for accurate completion and filing.



Designed For

CPAs, EAs, attorneys, and financial planners.


Discuss Charitable Remainder Trusts and their practical applications. Identify suitable candidates for CRTs and integrate them into effective tax and estate plans. List steps involved to complete Form 5227 and ensure compliance with reporting requirements.






Leader Bios

Arthur Werner, Shareholder, Werner-Rocca Seminars Ltd

4.94 stars out of 5 - speaker rating for 2019

“Art Werner is a great speaker. Smart and entertaining.”
“Very well done! [Art Werner is] engaging and answered questions.”
“Great use of examples [by Art Werner], made the day fly by.” - past attendees

Art Werner is currently a shareholder in and is the President of the lecture firm Werner - Rocca Seminars, Ltd. Mr. Werner’s areas of expertise include business, tax, financial, and estate planning for high net worth individuals. In addition, Mr. Werner is an adjunct professor of taxation in the Master of Science in Taxation program at the Philadelphia University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Werner received his B.S. in Accounting and his M.S. in Taxation from Widener University. He holds a J.D. in Law from the Delaware Law School. Mr. Werner lectures extensively in the areas of Estate Planning, Financial Planning, and Estate and Gift Taxation to Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, Insurance Agents, and Financial Planners, and has presented well in excess of 2,000 eight-hour seminars over the past 20 years. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Werner was rated as having the highest speaker knowledge in his home state of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was awarded the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award in the State of Nevada, the Florida Institute of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award, and the South Carolina Association of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00