NAEPC Webinars:

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET - The Melton Family Case: Climbing the Philanthropic Learning Curve, a complimentary program provided with Trusts & Estates and sponsored by the Accredited Estate Planner® Designation

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The Competitive Context
Estate planners are rapidly adopting the NAEPC Multi-Disciplinary Teaming Model.  AEP® designees are in the forefront.  In this webinar you will see that a particular specialty (advice on grant-making for philanthropic impact) is often missing, even when philanthropy is a big part of the estate plan. Be aware: certain of your competitors do offer such advice.  

The Case 
The Melton’s recently sold a significant family business. With their advisors’ help, they set up a family foundation and have made their first grants. Then comes cordial chaos as the three generations of the Melton’s try to formulate a plan for grants that align with a shared vision of impact.  

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify when strategic grant-making advice is needed
  • Identify specialists providing such advice to family foundations and large donor advised funds
  • Decide whether you will handle such advice or hand it off

Trusts & Estates has applied for continuing education credit for CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, and AEP® designees.

About our Panelists

Phil Cubeta, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, AEP®, The American College
As the Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy at The American College, Phil Cubeta is responsible for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) curriculum. Phil's original training was in English Literature, and Philosophy and Psychology. He also holds the Masters of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) from The American College. He serves on the Planned Giving Advisory Board for The Carter Center (established by Jimmy and Rosalind Carter) and is a past President of the North Texas Council of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. In 2012 he was, along with Charles Collier of Harvard, honored with the Fithian Leadership award by Advisors in Philanthropy. In that year he was also the “Power of the Purse” awardee (Advisor category) from Dallas Women’s Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Tony Macklin, CAP®, Tony Macklin Consulting
A Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, Tony consults with donor families, grantmakers, and their advisors and associations about purpose, use of resources, action planning, and learning. In four years as executive director of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, he facilitated changes in visioning, impact investing, grantmaking, trustee education, and operations for a multi-generation family. In twelve years and four roles at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, he led grantmaking and community change initiatives, advised generous entrepreneurs and families on philanthropic tools and strategy, attracted $39 million in assets and co-investments, and co-founded a social enterprise. Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Tony also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Impact Finance Center, Senior Consultant with Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, and Senior Consultant with the National Center for Family Philanthropy. He’s volunteered for more committees, task forces, and boards than he can remember.

Jennie Zioncheck, CAP®, MFT, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Jennie has served as the Director of Development at The Pittsburgh Foundation since 2012. Her primary role is the development of close working relationships with professional advisors and to assist families in their philanthropy by facilitating family meetings and the creation and delivery of educational programming. Previously, Jennie was a Marriage and Family Therapist where she specialized in the use of systems theory to enhance individual functioning in the context of families, organizations and communities. Jennie is a graduate of Seton Hill University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Masters Program and holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation. She is an experienced consultant for families facing multigenerational issues, family foundations, donor-advised fund holders, and other family enterprises during times of transition. Jennie has served as a presenter and trainer for financial advisory firms focusing on philanthropic planning, 21/64 Consulting Firm, The Advancement Network for community foundations, and The Bayer Center for Non-Profit Management. 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Growing Your Firm’s Revenue using the Non-Grantor Trust State Income Tax Chart

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This program illustrates a number of different opportunities to save state income tax using different non-grantor trust options.  The presenter will show the attendees how to use a special two-page 50-state non-grantor trust state income tax chart in order to create opportunities to save state income tax.

Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished) is a member of the Law Offices of Oshins & Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He practices in the areas of estate tax planning, income tax planning and asset protection.  He was inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

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This intermediate level program will provide an update on elder law and special needs planning, including how to draft a plan that works and takes into account future incapacity of the client and benefiicaries.  Use of trusts will be discussed, as well as appropriate trust distribution standards.

Bernard A. Krooks is the founding partner of the New York law firm Littman Krooks LLP and chair of its elder law and special needs department. He is past president of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County, NY serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

A frequent presenter at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and other national estate planning conferences, Mr. Krooks is immediate-past Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) Section of the American Bar Association. He is past president and fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), past president and founding member of the New York Chapter of NAELA, past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and past president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national invitation-only non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs and their families.

Mr. Krooks, author of numerous articles on elder law and related topics, is chair of the Elder Law Committee of Trusts & Estates Magazine, and serves on the Wolters Kluwer Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board and the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Longevity

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Reverse Mortgages

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Basis Step-Up Strategies in Light of Portability and Tax Law Changes

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Issue 5 – January, 2009

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Editor’s Note: This “dinner menu” summary is designed to help you with the flavor of the article before you read more. If you are interested in the article, click its title to access a copy.

Regular Columns and Reports

Letter from the President of NAEPC
Author: Kathleen J. Belmonte, CTFA, AEP
Editor’s Column (PDF file)
Complexity of the Code
Author: John J. Scroggin, J.D., LL.M., AEP
Helpful Information (PDF file)
Information to help your Practice and Life
List of Conferences
2009-2010 Conferences on Estate, Financial and Tax Planning

Estate and Tax Planning Articles

Reciprocal Trust Planning (PDF file)
In this excellent five part article Mark Merric describes the rules governing reciprocal trusts and how to deal properly with this doctrine.
Author: Mark Merric, J.D.
Reinventing the Life Insurance Industry through the Application of the Uniform Prudent Investor Act (PDF file)
In this article, the authors discuss how the UPIA can change the manner in which insurance agents represent their clients.
Authors: Michael J. Brink, CLU, AEP and Thomas R. Love, CLU, FLMI
2009 Inflation and Other Tax Adjustments (PDF file)
This report from Steve Leimberg and Don Evans summarizes the changes to various inflation and other adjusting tax numbers for 2009
Authors: Steve Leimberg and Don Evans
Trust Owned Life Insurance: The CPA’s Role (PDF file)
This April 2008 article examines the issues that need to be addressed when CPAs serve as trustees of life insurance trusts.
Authors: Don Deans and William Nicholson
The Effect of Interest Rates in Estate Planning Strategies (PDF file)
This article examines the impact of interest rate reductions on many common estate planning techniques. With the AFTR rates at historically low levels, this article provides interesting planning perspectives.
Author: UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Practice Aids

The FDIC Guide to Deposit Insurance Coverage (PDF file)
We provide this updated FDIC guidebook to help both you and your clients understand the rules governing FDIC accounts – a frequent area of concern in these turbulent economic times.
The New Form 990 (PDF file)
The IRS has substantially changed the primary form used for reporting by charitable entities. This IRS report provides details on the new form. We provide this new update because many charities are unaware of the new reporting responsibilities.
Warnings for Outsourcing of Payroll Responsibilities (PDF file)
This excerpt from the IRS website provides practical warnings to employers who have third parties who assume their payroll tax responsibilities. Pass it on to your business clients who use payroll reporting companies.
Is Your Hobby a For-Profit Endeavor? (PDF file)
This excerpt from the IRS website provides simple factors for clients to consider when deciding whether an activity is a hobby or a for profit endeavor. Pass it on to clients who think the losses from their hobbies should be deductible.

Presentations and Outlines

Transfer Planning, including use of GRATs, Installment Sales to Grantor Trusts and Defined Value Clauses to Limit Gift Exposure (PDF file)
This June 2008 presentation to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning Institute provides a comprehensive review of the innovative transfer planning.
Author: Steve R. Akers, J.D., Bessemer Trust

Studies and Reports

Historical Effective Federal  Tax Rates: 1979 to 2005 (PDF file)
This December 23, 2008 update of a CBO report provides information in Historic Tax Rates from 1979 to 2005.
IRS Tax Statistics (Web Link)
Visit this IRS website to obtain a broad range of data on federal taxes
Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations (PDF file)
Churches and religious institutions are notorious for failing to fully understand their federal tax responsibilities. This IRS publication provides an oversight of the tax benefits and responsibilities of churches. Pass it on to your local clergy and head of the finance committee.
Revenue and Distributional Effects of Reforming the Federal Estate Tax (Web Link)
Visit this website to see the Tax Policy Center’s report from October of last year.
Sources of Growth and Decline in Individual Income Tax Revenues Since 1994(PDF file)
This May 2008 report from the Congressional Budget Office shows the source of individual income taxes over the 13 years from 1994 to 2007.
Taxation of Wealth Transfers within a Family: a Discussion of Selected Areas for Possible Reform (PDF file)
This April 2008 report from the Senate Finance Committee discusses areas for possible reform, including Dynasty Trusts, Crummey Powers and Valuation.
Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress – Executive Summary (PDF file)
This January 2009 report the report discusses 21 problems facing taxpayers, makes dozens of recommendations for administrative change, proposes 17 recommendations for legislative change and analyzes the 10 tax issues most frequently litigated in the federal courts during the past fiscal year. It also contains a second volume that presents in-depth studies on three subjects – the penalty regime in the tax code, the development of a “filter” to protect low income Social Security recipients from automated levies and strategies to improve tax compliance by tax preparers and their clients. Also see the entire report on the IRS website.