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24WA-0982: The Preparation of Forms 706 and 709: Understanding the Law, Line-by-Line (Webinar)

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Friday, June 7, 2024
9:00am - 2:35pm Central Time
6 CPE (6 technical)  |  6 IRS CE

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Tax compliance issues in estate and gift taxation are sometimes confusing to practitioners because many lack experiences in this area. This course, is a the entire 2-part series (6 CPE hours in total). It provides the practitioner with a practical understanding of Federal estate and gift tax law, as well as provide the practitioner with a "hands-on" understanding as to how to prepare both the Federal Form 706 (Estate Tax return) and the Federal Form 709 (Gift Tax return) line by line. Emphasis will be given on the various of the Internal Revenue Code Sections that deal with this topic (income taxation of estates and trusts). Mastering these sections of the Internal Revenue Code areas will allow the practitioner to start their understanding of tax compliance in preparing Federal Forms 706 and 709 and gain confidence in preparing these difficult tax returns.

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Major subjects

  • Understanding the basics of Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Understanding valuation of assets
  • Understanding what constitutes the "Gross Estate"
  • Understanding the various deductions (funeral and administrative expenses)
  • Understanding debts Understanding the charitable deduction
  • Understanding the marital deduction
  • Understanding the calculation and the various tax credits
  • Overview of the Federal Form 706
  • Overview of the Federal Form 709
  • How to prepare a federal estate tax return (Form 706)
  • How to prepare a federal gift tax return (Form 709)
  • How to comply with "Portability"
  • Coordination of the various issues involved in the preparation of the decedent's final federal income tax return (Form 1040)
  • Various postmortem estate planning issues involved in the preparation of the above-mentioned tax returns¬† ¬†

Learning objective(s)

  • Understand tax compliance issues in preparing the Federal Forms 706 and 709 to successfully add this compliance area to a practice

Who should take this program?

CPAs, EAs, attorneys, and other tax professionals 


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Instructor Arthur Werner, JD, MS (Taxation)
Location Online
of study
Financial planning
of study
Taxes - Technical (6.0)
Level Basic
Format Group Internet Based
Sponsor Business Professionals' Network, Inc.
NASBA ID#: 107810
Prerequisites Prereq. None
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If you have questions about this event, please call us at 952-831-2707.