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Divorce, Alimony and Property Settlements (Before and) After TCJA - A Wholly Different Rodeo

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Taxes - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  ACPEN Tax Institute |  IRS Approved |  Tax
Bradley Burnett, J.D., LL.M.
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2 Hours
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The Tax Cuts Jobs Act rips the alimony deduction out from under some and very much endangers it for others. And, there's a whole lot more to it than before. Nothing can be taken for granted by the planner or tax preparer. One must know what to look for and move intelligently forward.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • To learn the wholly new playing field for divorce planning in general
  • To learn the tax compliance challenges which face every tax preparer with divorced, separated or divorcing clients

Major Subjects
  • No more deduction for divorce or separation instruments executed after 2018
  • But, what does "executed" mean anyway?
  • How prior negotiated alimony might be dragged into the soup
  • How pre- and post-nups might be drowning in the soup
  • How not to get the soup knocked out of you economically
  • With dependency exemptions gone, what is the new playing field?
  • How property settlements ring so differently than before
  • Do old agreements deserve a new look? Oh, how they might
  • How the fruit basket has been upset and fruit is flying everywhere
  • Don't leave home without knowing how to not get your head handed to you

Course Materials


Bradley Burnett, J.D., LL.M. Related seminars and products: 20

Bradley Burnett practices tax law in Colorado. After undergraduate (Business Administration/Accounting) school and law (J.D.) school, he earned a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Denver School of Law Graduate Tax Program. After stints at national and local accounting firms and a medium sized Denver law firm, he established his own law firm in 1990, He has delivered more than 3,300 presentations on tax law to CPAs, attorneys, EAs and others throughout all fifty U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and seven countries. Bradley served four years as adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law Graduate Tax Program, where he pioneered an employment tax course and occasionally pinch-hit in the IRS practice and procedure field. He authors and teaches tax materials for Commerce Clearing House (CCH), has received the Illinois Society of CPAs Instructor Excellence Award and five times has been the most requested, top-rated presenter at annual state CPA tax institutes. His seminar style is briskly paced delivery of practical insights with humor. 


Tue, Aug 25, 2020 - 06:00p to 07:54p CDT
Tue, Sep 08, 2020 - 10:00a to 11:54a CDT
Wed, Sep 30, 2020 - 09:00a to 10:54a CDT
Fri, Oct 02, 2020 - 11:00a to 12:54p CDT
Mon, Oct 19, 2020 - 10:00a to 11:54a CDT
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 - 09:00a to 10:54a CST
Mon, Nov 30, 2020 - 01:00p to 02:54p CST
Wed, Dec 02, 2020 - 11:00a to 12:54p CST
Thu, Dec 17, 2020 - 06:00p to 07:54p CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Accountants, lawyers and other interested persons desiring to properly plan and comply with the dramatically changed playing field for divorce and separation after TCJA 
Original Recording Date 04/03/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Bradley Burnett Tax Seminars, Ltd.
Date Added to Catalog 02/19/2019

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements

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