Smarter Social Security

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CFP (US)
  • CGFM
  • CPA (US)
  • CFA
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • CPA/PFS
  • TEP
  • ChFC
  • CSA
  • MRTP
  • ERPA
  • FSCP
  • CASL
  • ChSNC
  • RICP
  • WMCP
  • CIPM
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: January, 2022

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Importance of social security
    3 mins
  • Loss of benefits due to "Excess" earned income
    12 mins
  • What is my break-even age?
    17 mins
  • Spousal benefits
    27 mins
  • Survivor's benefits
    37 mins

Course Description

Most Americans depend heavily on their Social security income after reaching retirement age. It is one of the most common strategic decisions affecting the lives of millions. There is little understanding about the importance of this strategic decision that can have a widespread impact on the standard of living. 

Tax practitioners and CPAs have the ideal position to guide their clients and saving them from long-term hassles. With proper planning, people can take an informed decision for optimizing retirement income. After attending this online CPE webinar, you can efficiently answer common questions like:

  • Should I take Social Security early or later?
  • Which Social Security income election strategy will give me the most lifetime net after-tax income?
  • Does it make sense for me to first draw upon my 401K and/or IRA account(s) and then claim Social Security later?
  • Does it make sense to re-distribute some of my assets into other investment vehicles that minimize, or altogether possibly eliminate, the taxation of my Social Security benefit?

Social security income planning is a huge opportunity to help grow your clients and your practice for accounting and tax practices. This online CPE webinar will help you on advising your clients on how to improve their benefits including the advantages and disadvantages of early retirement.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the fundamentals of Social Security retirement program
  • To learn about the eligibility criteria for spousal, divorced spousal and survivor benefits
  • To learn the strategies for optimizing benefits for various situations, at various ages
  • To discuss about the advantages or disadvantages of retiring early versus waiting until their full-retirement age
  • To learn about advising clients on improving their benefits using smart social security planning

Recommended For

  • This IRS-Approved CE course is recommended for CPAs, EAs, AFSPs, and Other Tax Professionals involved in tax planning for their old-aged clients.
  • This online CPE webinar is good for CSAs, PFS, and Other Finance professionals involved in financial planning for their clients.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Senior Advisor
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Financial Planner
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit of Retirement and Financial Independence Planning for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00290-20-S)
  • 1 CE Credit of Financial aspects of estate and retirement planning for Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0298)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00290-20-S)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00290-20-S)
  • 1 CE Credit of Retirement Savings and Income Planning for Certified Financial Planner (US) (Approval No. 298850)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CPD Credit for Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Retirement Planning for Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Retirement Planning for Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Retirement Planning for Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Retirement Planning for Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Retirement Planning for Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP)
  • 1 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 1 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 CE Credit of Qualified Retirement Plan Matters for Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (Approval No. GEHNZ-Q-01185-22-S)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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NASBA APPROVED

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) 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.

CTEC APPROVED

MY-CPE LLC, 1600 Highway 6 south, suite 250, sugar land, TX, 77478

MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor ID# : 6273) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

Presenter

About Presenter

Daniel Mazzola

Advisor, American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.

Daniel G. Mazzola is an investment advisory representative with American Portfolios Advisors Inc. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner. Mr. Mazzola has developed a series of Financial Literacy workshops which are conducted monthly for the patrons of the Freeport Public Library, and is the appointed chairman of the Pro Bono committee of the Financial Planning Association of Long Island.

About Company

American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.

www.americanportfolios.com

Providing optimal service and support to the financial service professionals, their staff, and their clients as well as all others who use our services is one of American Portfolios’ core responsibilities. We must strive to meet our customers’ needs with the highest level of quality and dedicate ourselves to setting the standard of service excellence for our industry.

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Ratings and Review

4.5

35 Ratings

Excellent

21

Very Good

12

Average

2

Poor

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LG

Lori Grubb, EA

Feb 11th, 2022

It was a good short refresher on Social Security Benefits.

TP

Tami Patterson, CRTP

May 29th, 2022

instructor was on point and clarified a few things for me

DF

David Fix, CFE, CPA (US)

Jul 28th, 2022

Good for understanding Social Security complexities.

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