This includes sessions from the conference: Advanced Estate Planning (as part of AICPA & CIMA ENGAGE 2021)
This session will be a review of the most recent cases, rulings, and tax code changes that impact estate, gift and generation-skipping tax matters, and income taxation of trusts.Speaker(s):
The tax environment is fluid and what will occur is uncertain. This session will be updated up until the date of the program to provide practitioners with practical, actionable, tax planning advice that can be given to clients. Depending on the status of tax legislation current proposals and what to do in light of them will be reviewed. If there is actual legislation that will be discussed. in all events the focus will be on specific planning you can guide clients with.
AICPA works hard for its members. This session will show what projects the TRP is advocating for in the estate and trust area. Contacts with IRS and tax writing groups are emphasized.
This session will cover case studies, descriptions and explanations of effective and practical estate planning techniques to not only save estate taxes, but also to protect clients and their heirs from future estate taxes, divorce and creditors at the same time.
This session will also show you how to structure basic estate documents, uses of GRATs, sales to grantor trusts, preferred partnership freezes and the like.
This presentation will examine the significance of state residency for fiduciary income tax purposes, the state fiduciary income taxation rules and the impact of recent decisions, such as, for example, the US Supreme Court decision in North Carolina v. Kaestner.Speaker(s):
In this session, we will explore what it looks like to work with the ever growing segment of clients experiencing diminished capacity. We will discuss how our current regulatory environment impacts the way we do business, and what tools and best practices we can implement not only to protect our businesses but to best serve our clients and families.Speaker(s):
Gift tax returns when filed with "adequate disclosure" provide a golden opportunity reduce audit issues and exposure on a federal estate tax return and most likely avoid later-life surprises for increases in gift tax liability. The session provides examples for effective gift tax reporting in addition to review of the applicable law and rules. After reviewing the demands and importance of adequate disclosure, this session will review practical return preparation preliminary actions; how Schedule A of the Form 709 integrates with GST reporting; fixed-dollar formula gift disclosures; engagement agreements with appraisers; informing the appraiser what to value; reporting GRATs; reporting transfers subject to ETIPs and when the ETIP ends; and reporting with Crummey gifts, among other topics.
This discussion will address current issues and trends in the transfer tax controversy arena at the audit level, appeals and in litigation. It will include issues related to the valuation and transfer of interests in closely-held entities, the use of formula clauses, recent caselaw, positions taken by the IRS and ways to address them at the planning level.
The Association (unified voice of AICPA & CIMA) and CPA.com launched a shark-tank style startup accelerator four years ago with a focus on FinTech and EdTech solutions. Its purpose is to foster innovation and bring emerging technologies to the accounting profession. Investment into new technologies and solutions is critical for not only staying ahead of the curve, but providing client-centric service. In this session, you will hear about trends in FinTech developments and see the startup companies that make up the 2021 cohort. These solutions have a leading role in a diverse range of categories including: crypto-asset management, financial impacts of climate change, accounting task automation and cash flow management.Speaker(s):
With the current, high estate tax exemption, many practitioners believe “generation skipping” tax planning (keeping inherited assets out of the taxable estates of children) is no longer needed for most clients, just for very large estates. However, the estate tax exemption could be frozen or even reduced after the 2020 election. Even if this doesn’t happen, many married couples will likely underutilize the “generation skipping tax” (“GST”) exemption because it isn’t subject to portability. And keep in mind that inherited estates may grow during a child’s lifetime because, even in moderate-sized parental estates, trusts are often being set up for children, e.g., asset protection, divorce, blood-line distribution control or income tax reasons.
The reality is, because of changes in the tax code, GST planning is appropriate in lots of estates when it wouldn’t have been not too long ago. But, this raises an important question: are you up to speed on the complicated GST rules and can you properly apply them?
Join Bob Keebler to learn how to utilize the GST rules to maximum advantage for your clients. Here are just a few of the topics Bob will cover in this content-packed session:
· Who are “skip persons” versus “non-skip persons”
· What are “direct skips” versus “indirect skips”
· The difference between the annual GST exclusion and life GST exemption amounts?
· The automatic allocation rules?
· When do you allocate the lifetime GST exemption amount to “indirect skips”?
· How does late allocation of the lifetime GST exemption amount work?
· How do you calculate the “inclusion ratio”?
· How to split trusts into GST and non-GST shares via “qualified severance”?