Social Security Planning 

    The CPA trusted advisor is in a unique position to assist his or her clients with Social Security and other retirement benefit issues because of his or her unique understanding of a range of personal financial planning concerns, including taxation.  Many clients of the Baby Boom generation will be retiring in the next twenty years and will be looking to CPAs to assist them in optimizing their retirement financing. 

    The AICPA PFP Executive Committee's Elder Planning Task Force is committed to providing access to practical resources to assist practitioners on the subject of Social Security.


    The CPA's Guide to Social Security

    Written by Ted Sarenski and technically reviewed by the Elder Planning Task Force, this handbook is designed by CPAs for CPAs.  While many resources provide Social Security facts or advice, including those from the Social Security Administration, few are oriented towards professionals seeking to offer guidance to clients.  We hope you will find this handbook a valuable tool to use in giving advice to anyone who intends to collect Social Security benefits.  The guide is o
    rganized around questions that a client might ask a CPA enable practitioners to easily find the answers to common concerns and planning situations.

    PFP/PFS members:  Download the entire guide.

    Non-members: View an excerpt or purchase a printed soft cover version of this same guide from the AICPA Store entitled Unlocking the Mystery of Healthcare Planning for Retirement.

    Sample Forefield
    Advisor Presentation

    A sample presentation from Forefield Advisor,  a Web-based business development, education and client communication tool that enables financial professionals to deliver current and concise advice to clients.
      Go directly to Forefield Advisor and put together a current version this customized and personalized presentation.

    Various Social
    Security articles

    Strategies for the Social Security Safety Net
    - Ted Sarenski, Tax Advisor

    360 Degrees of
    Financial Literacy

    360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a free program of the nation's certified public accountants to help Americans understand their finances through every stage of life.  They have a variety of Social Security articles and information your clients might find helpful.

    Access the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration for information on retirement, disability, survivors, SSI, and medicare benefits.


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