Total Credits: 8 including 8 Taxes - Technical
CPAs, although not practicing law, need to understand the basics of estate and trust planning. As usually the first and most trusted planning professional for their clients, this knowledge is critical to fully serving them. The course will cover the types and uses of the various planning alternatives and equip CPAs to advise clients and work with legal counsel to find the best solutions for the client.
Life Estate Trusts
Effective Grantor Trusts
Revocable Grantor Trusts and Testamentary Trusts
|Important CPE Credit Instructions_READ BEFORE WEBCAST UPDATED (487.5 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|ACPEN_Signature_2019_Estate_Planning_and_Trusts_for_CPAs_Manual (25.2 MB)||156 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|IRS CE Credit Request Form (138.5 KB)||Available after Purchase|
James A. Smith, CPA, serves as Managing Director of Smith, Jackson, Boyer & Bovard, PLLC, a Dallas based, full service Certified Public Accounting firm. Mr. Smith began his career with a major international accounting firm where he served in both the audit and tax divisions. Mr. Smith has appeared as a featured commentator on all four Dallas/Ft. Worth network news stations, including three and one-half years as a featured business commentator on KXAS, TV5; on the TSCPA “CPAs on Call” state wide tax television program; and on various radio news programs. He has conducted seminars on tax and financial planning for the Dallas Chapter of the TSCPA and stock brokerage firms and life insurance companies, and on marketing and practice management for the TSCPA, the North Carolina Association of CPAs, the Arkansas Society of CPAs, the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Smith served as Chair of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) for the 2007-2008 year, and as a member of its Executive Board and its Board of Directors. He is currently serving a three year term as an elected member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Council and is an appointed member of the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee. In recognition of his service, Mr. Smith has been named by the TSCPA as Outstanding Steering Committee Chairman for the year 1999-2000, Outstanding Committee Chairman for the year 1995-1996, and Outstanding Committee Member for the Year 1992-1993 and 1995-96. The Dallas Chapter of the TSCPA also named him CPA of the Year for 1999-2000. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Accounting and Economics.
Alan K. Davis, JD, CPA, is a partner in the Dallas law firm of Meadows, Collier, Reed Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, LLP. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law and is an American College of Trust and Estates Counsel Fellow. He maintains his CPA License. He represents clients in all phases of business planning, estate planning, and probate. Alan’s expertise is focused on designing and implementing plans to accomplish his clients’ objectives regarding the disposition of their estate, as well as taking maximum advantage of the credits and exemptions provided under the Internal Revenue Code for federal estate and gift taxes. His estate planning practice is devoted to creatively reducing the extent to which an estate is subject to estate taxes. His business planning practice includes counseling clients with respect to establishment, operation and tax reporting requirements of their business transactions. Primary emphasis is placed on the most tax efficient manner of transferring business interests to family members while also providing second (and third) generations with the best chance of family business continuance. Alan also counsels clients in all aspects of their charitable planning and charitable entities as to their formation and operation.
Public Practitioners and Industry CPAs, EAs
Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
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