E-Retirement Plans

E-Retirement Plans
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Price: $49.99
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: None
Level: Overview
Model: MT032
Author: Danny Santucci
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Taxes
Format: PDF

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.


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

Learning Objectives

After reading the materials, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans listing the tax advantages and disadvantages of each, explain the requirements of a qualified pension plan, and discuss how the basic ERISA provisions define the elements of qualified plans.
  2. Compare defined contribution plans with defined benefit plans naming the five types of defined contribution plans and describing their effect on retirement benefits.
  3. Discuss the elements of Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs by explaining how distributions work, how to set up the various IRAs, when tax-free rollovers can be utilized, designating beneficiaries, distributing to beneficiaries, contribution limits for various IRAs, and recharacterizations of Roth IRA contributions.

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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