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Monday, October 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Webcast

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in TX

Pricing

  • $259.00 - Member
  • $259.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

Qualifies For

  • CFP
Each year brings its own set of tax planning challenges, and this year is no exception. This course aims to arm tax planners with planning strategies and ideas that wealthy clients, middle-income clients, and closely held business owners need to consider right now to take advantage of present opportunities and plan for future tax advantages. Learn strategies that can really have an impact on client lives, while also bringing value to you and your firm. The material is current with relevant provisions from The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

Designed For

Those involved in tax planning for individuals who need to go beyond basic tax and financial planning techniques.

Benefits

  • Mine a tax return for tax planning with a client
  • Understand the planning implications of the current environment
  • Determine the best tax strategies for retirement
  • Understand tax planning for the middle-income client

Highlights

  • Understanding the environment: what’s new, what’s expired or expiring, and what’s likely to change
  • Review of pertinent changes from tax reform
  • Reading a tax return for developing client-specific tax strategies
  • Will there be more changes in the individual tax laws?
  • The net investment income tax: planning for compliance
  • Family income-splitting strategies that need to be considered
  • Income tax issues: impact on timing of other income, selection of investments
  • Using Roth IRAs and Roth contribution programs to best advantage
  • Conversions: do they still make sense?
  • Taking distributions: matching timing to client requirements
  • Qualified plan contributions to reduce current income and Social Security tax: implications for business owners and self-employed
  • Prioritizing allocations among investment, retirement, and college funding vehicles
  • What to do about itemized deductions
  • Trans-generational planning: conversions, income and gain-splitting
  • Identifying tax opportunities: reviewing the prior-year return to develop a plan for the future
  • Planning for middle-income taxpayers: financial planning for the young, the working, and those approaching or in retirement

Course Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Experience in individual income tax planning and income tax return preparation.

Advance Preparation

None

Additional Notes

  • This seminar qualifies for CFP Credit.
  • This seminar qualifies for IRS credit.
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Robert Lickwar

Robert Lickwar, CPA

Experience Bob has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing CPA, and has worked exclusively with privately held businesses and owners to provide compliance services and sophisticated tax planning strategies including like-kind exchanges, tax efficient workouts and restructurings, reorganizations and estate planning services. He has assisted the firm's clients in the development of tax-favored and other retirement plans, and has worked with the firm's partners in developing tax efficient succession transitions, including acquisitions and sales of businesses. He also has extensive experience in dealing with tax authorities at both the federal and state levels. Specialty Areas Bob is one of the foremost experts in the taxation of small businesses and their owners, specializing in many areas of domestic taxation, including real estate, multi state, business and individual taxation. Education, Professional Development and Memberships Bob graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting in 1985. He completed the Master of Science in Taxation program at the University of Hartford. He is a frequent lecturer on various tax topics, including issues related to the taxation of real estate professionals and tax aspects related to corporate and individual debtors for the American Institute of CPA's. He speaks annually at the Connecticut Society of CPA's State Tax Forum, providing legislative and regulatory updates in many areas of state taxation. He has presented at seminars to small business for the Berlin and Farmington Continuing Adult Education programs, and has answered tax questions for local radio stations. Bob is a past chair of the Connecticut Society of CPA's State Tax Committee, and received the organization's distinguished author award for a tax related article in 1995. As former chair, he testified on behalf of the society regarding tax bills proposed in legislative sessions. He has contributed to articles presented in Taxation for Accountants, The Journal of Accountancy, and local newspapers. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and related tax sections, and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and related State Tax Committee. Community Service Bob is the past treasurer for the Berlin-Kensington YMCA, and a board member of the New Britain YMCA. He is a past member of the St. Ann Church (New Britain) Parish Council and Finance Committees.

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