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Tax Planning After the Death of a Spouse

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

Published: August, 2022

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Course Description

Overview

  • Filing an estate-tax return
    5 mins
  • Form 8971
    24 mins
  • Qualifying Widow(er)
    29 mins
  • Community property states
    40 mins
  • Estate Planning
    52 mins

Course Description

At least 1.5 million Americans become widows or widowers per year. What are the tax consequences when a spouse passes away? What decisions need to be made?

The death of one's spouse is typically an extremely difficult emotional trauma. When one loses a spouse, the last thing on the surviving spouse’s mind is the tax issues to be addressed. Nonetheless, the passing of one’s spouse will likely lead to certain federal income tax tasks and responsibilities. Among other things, you'll need to learn the proper procedure for filing and signing your spouse's final income tax return, and you'll need to review the applicable filing status rules.

When one of the two spouses dies, there is generally a decrease in income, but it’s typically somewhat modest as a percentage of the household’s overall income — especially for retired couples who have managed to accumulate significant assets. What generally happens is that the smaller of the two Social Security benefits disappear when one spouse dies, but the portfolio income is largely unchanged. And beginning in the year after the death, the surviving spouse will only have half the standard deduction that the couple used to have. In addition, there will only be half as much room in each tax bracket, and many various deductions/credits will have phaseout ranges that apply at a lower level of income.

In other words, there’s half the standard deduction and half as much room in each tax bracket, but the surviving spouse is left with more than half as much income. The result: their marginal tax rate generally increases relative to the period of retirement during which both spouses were alive.

This CE/CPE tax webinar will help you with tax planning after the death of a spouse.

Learning Objectives

  • To review the importance of filing for portability of the deceased spouse's unused exemption (DSUE).
  • To review the rules for step-up in basis.
  • To discuss what should be done with retirement accounts.
  • To review estate planning considerations for the surviving spouse.
  • To explore the consequences of selling the home.

Recommended For

  • This Online Education Tax Course is recommended for CPA, EA, AFSP, CRTP, MRTP, ORTP, CFIRS, CWS, and any other tax professionals who help their clients in tax planning after the death of a spouse.
  • This CE/CPE webinar is also helpful for taxation professionals who want to review estate planning considerations for the surviving spouse.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Professionals
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0912)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-01084-22-S)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-01084-22-S)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-01084-22-S)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPD Credit of General income tax planning for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Tax Planning for Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Tax Planning for Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Tax Planning for Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Tax Planning for Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Tax Planning for Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 PL Credit of Estate Planning for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Tax Planning for Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Financial aspects of estate and retirement planning for Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
  • 1 CE Credit of Qualified Retirement Plan Matters for Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (Approval No. GEHNZ-Q-01220-22-S)
  • 1 PL Credit of Estate Planning for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)

Additional details

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

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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

Lawrence Pon is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, Certified Financial Planner, Enrolled Agent, United States Tax Court Practitioner, and Accredited Estate Planner in Redwood Shores, CA 

Mr. Pon has been in tax practice since 1986 and speaks regularly to tax professionals and financial advisors on the latest tax planning and preparation topics.  

Mr. Pon enjoys helping his clients reach their financial goals through comprehensive tax planning and financial planning. 

Mr. Pon received his BS in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance) from UC Berkeley and MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. 


About Company

Pon & Associates

www.larryponcpa.com/

We believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success. We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen.

We provide a variety of services including:

  • Income Tax Preparation for all types of businesses, individuals, trusts, and estates.
  • IRS and State Audit Representation
  • Financial Planning
  • Estate Planning and Preparation
  • Business startup services including Business Planning
  • Tax Planning and Consulting
  • Charitable Planning

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Ratings and Review

4.8

74 Ratings

Excellent

57

Very Good

16

Average

1

Poor

0

Terrible

0

JH

Julie Hohn, CPA (US)

May 5th, 2022

One of my favorite instructors

KV

Kenneth Venuto, CPA (US)

Sep 5th, 2022

NA

RD

Rita Duenas, AFSP

May 5th, 2022

accurate, simple, great

AE

Angela Erickson, CFP (US), EA

May 5th, 2022

Mr. Pon wasn't the greatest speaker, but he knew the information well and provided useful content.

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