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Advanced Estate-Planning and Valuation Issues for the Closely Held Business Owner (EPVI)

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  • Field of Study
    Taxes
  • Level
    Advanced
  • Credits
    10
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    IRS CPE

Overview

The purpose of this course is to enable the CPA to advise the closely held business owner on special estate-planning problems and opportunities. The focus of this course is on the transfer of wealth, liquidity, and business continuation.

Major Topics:

  • Transferring the closely held business interest to family members -- Gift strategies, sales techniques, and recapitalizations
  • Lowering gift tax costs by use of GRATs and GRUTs
  • A comprehensive income and estate tax analysis in choosing and implementing buy-sell agreements for corporations, partnerships, and LLCs
  • Use of family partnerships and family S corporations, including gift tax ideas and income tax planning
  • Limitations on the ability to freeze the value of a closely held business
  • How to value the closely held business for gift and estate tax purposes, including minority and marketability discounts
  • Special valuation issues for real estate and farms under §2032A
  • Tax issues affecting the disposition and distribution of partnership and LLC interests

Learning Objectives

  • Use gift strategies, sales techniques, and recapitalizations to transfer the closely held business interest to family members in a transfer-tax efficient manner
  • Value the closely held business interest for gift and estate tax purposes, including consideration of factors as minority and marketability discounts
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of special use valuation under §2032A
  • Choose and implement the buy-sell agreements for corporations, partnerships, and LLCs that best address income and transfer tax planning issues
  • Identify and resolve tax issues affecting the disposition and distribution of partnership and LLC interests as well as family limited partnerships

Who should take this course:

Designed for:

CPAs practicing in the closely held business market where the key issues center on estate tax minimization, liquidity facilitation, and entity continuation.

Prerequisite:

None

Advanced Preparation:

None

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