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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Adding Value for Clients via Retirement Programs (AVRP4)

NEW! 4-Hour Program

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

Closely held business clients look to their CPA to provide timely tax planning advice. Qualified plans offer one of the most significant tax deferral opportunities, especially when designed specifically to fit a business owner’s own tax and financial goals. This program will discuss options available to design a plan that provides maximum value to the business owner while keeping other plan costs under control. CPAs looking to show clients why their services are of more value than the “average” tax professional will want to attend this session.

DESIGNED FOR...

CPAs in public practice that provide tax and/or financial planning services to closely held business clients.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will be able to:

  • List the types of qualified retirement plans available for small business taxpayers
  • Explain the options available to design plans to maximize key employee benefits
  • Identify the types of plans that may be appropriate based on the client’s preferences, goals and business structure.
  • Assist clients and qualified plan design professionals in communicating with each other to achieve maximum value.

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • The economic benefits of tax deferral planning
  • How a defined contribution plan operates and the types of such plans
  • What a defined benefit plan is and the options available when designing such plans
  • The information the CPA needs to help the client assemble before going to see a qualified plan design professional
  • When a Roth 401(k) could make sense in a client’s plan

COURSE ACRONYM: AVRP4

PRESENTATION METHOD: Group-live

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Intermediate

PREREQUISITES:

  • Experience working with closely held business owners

ADVANCE PREPARATION: None

FIELD OF STUDY: Taxes

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 4 hours


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SmartPros®, A Kaplan Company and Loscalzo Institute, A Kaplan Company are 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.