Retirement Plans 2016 - 4 CPE Credit Hours
We are all (including tax practitioners) getting older, and the need for effective retirement planning has never been greater. This course is essential for participants who wish to attain a comfortable retirement for themselves and their clients by maximizing tax saving strategies. Designed to improve the quality of services to clients and the profitability of engagements, this presentation integrates federal taxation with retirement planning. The emphasis is on practical simplicity in dealing with the self-employed and highly compensated individual. Distribution options from IRAs and other retirement plans are explored.
Completion Deadline & Exam: This course, including the examination, must be completed within one year of the date of purchase. In addition, unless otherwise indicated, no correct or incorrect feedback for any exam question will be provided.
Course Level: Overview. This program is appropriate for professionals at all organizational levels.
Recommended Credits: 4 CPE Hours
Learning Assignment & Objectives
As a result of studying the assigned materials, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below.
At the start of the materials, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Qualified deferred compensation
* Basic requirements of a qualified pension plan
* Basic types of corporate plans
* Types of defined contribution plans
* Self-employed plans - Keogh
* Distribution & settlement options of IRAs
* Tax-free rollovers for IRAs
* Roth IRAs
* Simplified employee pension plans (SEPs)
* SIMPLE plans
After reading the materials, participants will be able to:
1. Determined the differences between qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans noting the tax advantages and disadvantages of each, that is fine the requirements of a qualified pension plan, and recognize how the basic ERISA provisions define the elements of qualified plans.
2. Identify the types of defined contribution and defined benefit plans noting their effect on retirement benefits.
3. Recognize the elements of Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs by specifying how distributions work, how to set up the various IRAs, utilize tax-free rollovers, designate beneficiaries, and make distributions to beneficiaries, cite contribution limits for various IRAs, and determine how to recharacterize Roth IRA contributions.
After studying the materials, answer the exam questions 1 to 20.