This includes sessions from the conference: Sophisticated Tax Planning for Your Wealthy Clients 2018
This session will provide an overview of the individual tax provisions of the TCJA and associated regulatory guidance issued in 2018. In addition, the session will also cover (a) non-TCJA developments in individual tax over the last 12 months and (b) trends in IRS audit activity.
Overview of the International Tax provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will impact High-net-worth individuals. This session will also cover some planning ideas.
The IRS has a full plate these days. While it faces the impact and implementation of tax reform, the IRS continues its efforts to ensure robust voluntary compliance through civil and criminal enforcement. This session will discuss the current tax enforcement landscape, including the Tax Gap, IRS leadership and staffing, the 2018 Strategic Plan, current priorities and related enforcement efforts, recent statistics, and best practices for the tax controversy practitioner.
The recent enactment of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act has dramatically changed the tax landscape for all taxpayers, but the legislation has a particularly significant impact on business owners. While the new rules certainly create many opportunities for tax savings, careful planning is necessary to ensure that business owners take maximum advantage of these new opportunities. In addition, given the speed with which the legislation was passed, there are many unanswered questions as to how the new rules will apply. This presentation will assist practitioners in understanding how to best navigate these new rules, and will include planning tips and ideas to avoid some of the new limits and restrictions added by the 2017 Act.
Tax reform has brought renewed focus on the value that CPAs bring to their clients in addressing their overall personal financial planning needs. It presents the perfect opportunity for CPAs to open the door to more formalized planning with their clients’ and their personal finances. This session will show the window of opportunity that exists in a changing environment of both other professionals recognizing these same trends and consumers shifting their expectations. Attend this session to gather ideas to remain the primary point of contact and deepen your relationship with your clients and to position your firm securely for the future.
Elizabeth Forspan, Esq. will discuss elder care planning and how the CPA plays a critical role in the aging process. She will review key issues affecting clients in the 'sandwich generation' and how the CPA can assist them with their planning and with their parents' planning. Topics will include budgeting for health care and long term care, household income and expense considerations, tax and estate planning for seniors and the professional team. Elizabeth will also discuss way to help clients protect against financial elder abuse.
Planning for matrimonial matters has changed dramatically as a result of the TCJA and other recent developments. What should practitioners advise clients under existing divorce agreements, in the process of divorce, or planning for future marriage to do? Alimony trusts, possible loss of alimony deductions changes in exemptions, developments affecting self-settled trusts, modern trust planning including floating spouse clauses all affect advice practitioners should give clients. With a temporary exemption planning for portability has important implications to clients.
This session will provide an overview and update on the new 'pass-through deduction,' including a discussion of planning ideas.
TCJA has transformed trust planning. Practitioners need to help clients identify existing trusts that can be modified, improved or eliminated and how new trusts can be structured. What factors should practitioners use to evaluate existing trust plans? A case study of how an old QPRT may be handled will be presented. What about existing irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs)? How should wills and revocable trusts be structured going forward to accomplish clients new tax and non-tax goals? What types of new trust structures should practitioners evaluate to accomplish income tax goals? Consideration of INGs and SALTy SLATs and more. Can these same trusts be modified to also use the new temporary estate tax exemption? Consideration of completed gift INGs will be discussed. Can these non-grantor trusts be used to hold a client's home to secure a greater property tax deduction? What can clients in high tax states do to reduce SALT burdens in light of new limitations? What happens if the tax laws change yet again? Can this type of planning be modified?
The session will cover the most significant aspects of the TCJA that impact Real Estate