Build comprehensive skills in individual taxation
Establish a strong set of core skills necessary for all areas of individual client service, including how to use concepts during tax planning to reduce taxes for individual clients.
Learn about basic and intermediate individual client services, including these areas of focus:
- Passive losses
- Estimated payments
Learn to maximize tax benefits in areas such as:
- Sales of capital gain assets
- Stock options
- IRA conversions
- College planning
Courses included in this series:
Tax Staff Essentials is a comprehensive, integrated curriculum that provides tax training for four different experience levels and is available in four different formats: Online, On-site, Tax Schools, and Webcasts.
Who Will Benefit
- Tax professionals seeking in-depth training on individual income taxes
- Medicare surtax on net investment income
- Dividends, interest, and planning opportunities
- Compensation issues, deferred plans, and fringe benefits
- Distributions from IRAs and other qualified plans
- Gross income exclusions
- Passive losses
- Travel and entertainment
- Depreciation and amortization
- Gain and loss recognition and basis rules
- Property transactions — capital vs. ordinary income
- Itemized deductions
- Tax computations and tax credits
- Maximizing tax benefits for sales of capital gain assets and real property
- Planning for employer stock options, employer stock held in retirement accounts, and restricted stock
- Roth IRA conversions, withdrawals, retirement planning, and estate planning
- Maximizing tax benefits for personal residence transactions
- Tax planning opportunities with vacation homes, timeshares, and co-ownership arrangements
- Tax planning for marital splits and married same-sex couples
- Self-employed planning to reduce Social Security and Medicare taxes
- Self-employed health benefits strategies
- Tax-smart college financing for middle-class clients and high-income clients and procrastinators
- Identify how to apply the latest changes when preparing federal individual income tax returns.
- Recognize how to advise individual clients on new developments and tax-saving ideas.
- Determine when selling capital assets, business assets, and real estate are to a client’s advantage.
- Recognize like-kind exchange rules under Section 1031.
- Identify ways to advise clients on how to minimize taxes on employer stock options and employer stock held in qualified retirement plan accounts.
- Differentiate between incentive stock options (ISOs) and nonqualified stock options (NQSOs).
- Determine ways to help clients obtain maximum tax savings from vacation home and timeshare properties.
- Differentiate between the rules for “regular” vacation homes, timeshares, and co-ownership deals.
- Determine appropriate federal income tax advice for clients who are separated, divorcing, or divorced.
- Recall ways to help middle-class clients identify college financing tax breaks.
- Identify tax-saving college financing maneuvers for higher-income clients who are ineligible for the well-known education tax breaks.
- Identify strategies of husband-wife businesses that will reduce Social Security and Medicare taxes.
- Identify strategies for how parents can employ their children through their closely held business.