Estate Planning for IRAs and Qualified Plan Balances
Course Number: ABA
Course Code: ABA
Explains how to identify mandatory distribution rules for deductible IRAs and qualified plans. Describes the beneficiary options available and ways to distribute benefits for qualified plans and IRAs. Outlines the requirements for qualifying for the marital deduction, and how to fund a credit shelter trust with proceeds from a qualified plan or IRA. Describes how pecuniary bequests to charities should be funded, and the use of charitable remainder trusts as the designated beneficiary of a qualified plan or IRA.
What You’ll Learn
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze the tax consequences and distribution options when retirement plan benefits are payable to a trust
- Explain how retirement benefits are coordinated with the estate plan
- Examine the issues concerning making retirement plan benefits payable to a credit shelter or marital trust
- Describe charitable gift opportunities for retirement plan balances
Audience: Trust officers with at least three years of personal trust experience who need a deeper understanding of technical trust concepts and how solutions work when applied to client needs.