This course is designed for participants to understand the core concepts of trust and estate income tax preparation. The course explains the common terminology and complicated income tax rules of estates and trusts, fiduciary accounting, and an introduction to or refresher on preparing Form 1041. This practical, over 300-page manual is an excellent reference source for your practice, which begins with quite simple cases. Building upon that base throughout the manual, the course ends with two complicated preparation cases, one trust and one estate, each with filled-in forms.
- Classifying receipts between "income" and "corpus" under the Uniform Principal and Income Act
- Calculation of DNI utilizing three different methods, a "forms" method (Schedule B), a "code" method, and a "shortcut" method, utilizing a worksheet of common income and expenses
- Proper W-2 preparation and procedures in the year of death
- Taxpayer passes before taking a required minimum distribution; what must be done?
- Forgetful fiduciaries of simple trusts
- Fluctuating trusts - Simple one year, complex the next
- Dividing income in the year of death
- Overview of Subchapter J
- Form preparation issues - Filing requirements and line-by-line explanations of Form 1041
- Taxable income of estates and trusts and expense allocation issues
- Specific deductions and miscellaneous itemized deductions Income in respect of a decedent
- The income distribution deduction calculation
- Relation of principal and income law to DNI
- Understanding how to handle capital gains and losses
- Allocating tax items to beneficiaries: another K-1
- Comprehensive DNI case study, with principal (cost and FMV) and income reconciliation
- Comprehensive trust and estate case studies, with filled-in forms
Experience with the preparation of income tax returns
CPAs whose practice includes the preparation of fiduciary income tax returns
- Be aware of fiduciary accounting principles
- Calculate Distributable Net Income and the income distribution deduction
- Prepare Form 1041 and Schedule K-1
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John Evanich Jr.
John L. Evanich, Jr., CPA, is a retired tax partner, formerly with CohnReznick, LLP – the 10th-largest CPA firm in the country. For more than 40 years, John specialized in working with professional service businesses, LLCs, LLPs, and S corporations on tax planning and other tax matters important to them. John has represented taxpayers on hundreds of IRS appeals and court petitions. With over 40 years of experience in public accounting, John is a past president of the Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA), a past member of their Board of Governors, and a former trustee of their Educational Trust Fund. He is also a former member of AICPA Council. Mr. Evanich has lectured and written extensively on tax issues, both locally and nationally. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. In 2015 and 2016, he received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of his consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills. He has also served as chairman of many CTCPA committees, most notably the Federal Taxation, State Taxation, Public Relations, and Technical Consultation Services committees. John has also testified on tax matters of concern to middle- and upper-income taxpayers, as well as small businesses, before the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as various Connecticut state legislative committees. Mr. Evanich received a bachelor’s degree in accounting with honors from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and completed all course work in the Master’s in Taxation program at Pace University in New York City.
Non-Member Price $394.00
Member Price $269.00