IRS Approved CPE Courses
3 hours
Certificate CTEC IRS NASBA

Estate Planning Overview

Course Description
Estate and end-of-life planning is a topic for which many people often seek the guidance of an experienced tax advisor. Issues such as preparing a will, incorporating a trust, or using life insurance as a means to reduce estate tax are generally hot topics. Professionals such as Attorneys, Financial Planners, and Tax Advisers commonly contribute to the process and work together to identify the best solution for the client. A Tax Adviser who is not authorized to practice law must rely on those duly qualified to prepare the appropriate planning documents. It is important that all professionals involved understand the fundamentals of estate planning in order to navigate their clients through the evolving regulations surrounding wealth transfer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify terms and definitions related to estate planning
  • Calculate transfer taxes using available credits and exemptions
  • Recognize ways to transfer property outside of probate
  • Determine how to effectively utilize life insurance and annuities in estate planning
  • Recognize popular trust instruments

Duration: 150 minutes
Who Should Attend: All tax practitioners advising individual and business clients
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Self Study - Internet Based
NASBA: 116347
IRS CE: UBWMF-T-00233-21-S
CTEC: 6209-CE-0016
Expiration: In accordance with NASBA standards, access to this course will terminate one year from the date of purchase. Incomplete courses will no longer be accessible beyond the one year deadline.

Last Modified: 03/27/2020