This includes sessions from AICPA ENGAGE 2019:
In the biggest bill for retirement planning in years, Congress is poised to change the law for life expectancy payouts to either a five- or ten-year payout. This legislation has strong bipartisan support and is supported by the President.
Advisors, CPAs and lawyers will need to quickly pivot with innovative strategies for this new paradigm. If you wait until this bill is signed before beginning to pivot you will miss the 2019 planning opportunities. This class will cover:
It is a fundamental belief that every investment decision is also a tax decision. Retirement planning, investments, education planning, legacy planning, and life insurance are all parts of a wealth management plan that have tax consequences. As a CPA, helping clients make tax-smart investment decisions within wealth management plans can help revitalize both your practice and your client relationships while minimizing client tax liabilities.
Learning Objectives – Attendees will leave this session
This presentation will discuss how tax advisors should tell their their wealthy (but not ultra-wealthy) clients who no longer have a Federal estate tax problem because of the very high (and temporarily doubled) applicable exclusion amounts. It will discuss estate and income tax planning techniques in light of estates of varying sizes, the risk of expiring exclusions, the “clawback” regulations, and state income and death tax considerations.
The business environment is complex and evolving more rapidly than ever. In order to position ourselves for success, we must understand prevailing environmental trends, how they impact what we do as assurance providers, and the opportunities they present.
This presentation provides detailed discussions of global, national and regional economies using the most up-to-date data available. Special attention is invested in critical elements of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor, and real estate markets. At the end of this presentation, audience members will:
An organization's data is oftentimes thought of as its most valuable asset, yet many entities struggle when it comes to protecting that data. This is especially true when it comes to the personally identifiable data of customers, trading partners, and employees. This session will explore the topic of data protection anhttps://aicpaconferences.com/aicpa/admin/sessions/38773/edit/1118#d provide attendees with a greater appreciation of the potential difficulties one may encounter when attempting to create a data protection strategy, data handling procedures, control activities, and the types of technical tools available in the market about which CPAs should be aware.
This session will provide an update on the status of CECL, and the evolving best practices related to the implementation, integration and internal control being utilized to achieve a proper transition from current GAAP to the new standard.
You will receive critical information related to:
The necessary team members that need to be involved; impact in your internal controls; critical elements when using a third party; and how to discuss the new model with your auditors.
Academics and industry experts have placed a spotlight on health care costs that US households can expect to incur during retirement. Most Americans understand that annual heath care costs have been growing faster than inflation, and they are also cognizant that they will likely consume more health care services as they age. As a result, pre-retirees and retirees are concerned about how health care costs will impact their retirement, and how they will pay for them. To better understand the financial planning implications of annual health care costs and long-term care expenses, Vanguard has partnered with Mercer Health and Benefits to develop a proprietary model to forecast the range of health care costs for pre-retirees and retirees. This session will address the research and planning considerations for health care and long-term care expenses in retirement.
In this session, we will build on the session from last year, where we examined an approach to improving the link between fees and value. The approach to pricing innovation depends on the target client segment. Advisers looking to target non-traditional clients (e.g. younger clients, clients who wish to manage their own assets) must innovate on the price metric. Advisers who wish to remain focused on traditional HNW clients have to work harder to define and regulate the value they deliver to clients of different sizes. In this session, we will summarize our latest thinking on these two approaches, including a summary of the key points that advisers must consider when undertaking innovations of this kind. Learning Objectives: