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CPE Self-Study

Form 1041: Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts

  • $149.00-$189.00
    Form 1041: Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts In Stock Product #: 736952
    AICPA Member: $149.00
    Non-Member: $189.00

Protect your clients' assets and shield their estates from increased taxation brought about by the changing tax code. Understand the tax obligations of trusts and estates and how these obligations affect beneficiaries. This CPE course provides exercises and examples that reflect the calculation and allocation of taxable income and its presentation on the appropriate forms. You will also learn how to prepare Federal Form 1041 and the accompanying schedules.

Key Topics

  • How are trusts and estates taxed under the internal revenue code?
  • What is a trust? What is a "simple trust?" What is a "complex trust?"
  • How is the "income" of a trust or estate defined for tax purposes?
  • What are the ordinary deductions and credits allowed?
  • How is the "deduction for distributions" to beneficiaries determined?
  • How are trust and estate beneficiaries taxed?
  • What is a "grantor trust" and how is it taxed?
  • How to prepare Form 1041

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Apply the concepts of federal income taxation of estates and trusts
  • Calculate the gross income of trusts and estates
  • Describe what deductions and credits are allowed for estates and trusts
  • Define distributable net income and understand its significance

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs, enrolled agents, and financial planners with basic knowledge of federal income tax concepts

Prerequisite: None

Advance Preparation: None

About the Authors

Edward Perkins



Stephen R. Brooks, CPA, PFS, CFP?

St. Louis, MO

Stephen Brooks is a tax partner with ROI Business Services, LLC in St. Louis, MO with 16 years of public accounting experience. His expertise includes: complex consulting and compliance for individual, trusts and estates as well as flow-through entities and closely-held businesses. Stephen also provides business planning, wealth management, and succession planning to his clients.

Stephen has been an instructor for the AICPA since 2013 and has authored several courses for the AICPA. These courses include: Advanced Estate Planning Strategies, Estate Planning Essentials: Tax Relief for Your Clients, Form 1041: Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts, Estate & Trust Primer, Advanced Estate & Trust Taxation, and Estates and Trusts: Mastering Complex Income Tax Issues. Prior to authoring courses, he was a technical reviewer for a variety of AICPA courses.

Stephen is a co-founder and board member of the non-profit organization, The St. Louis Suit Project. This organization assists individuals in improving themselves both externally and internally. The organization provides tailored suits and soft-skill training to adults to aid in their search for employment and/or to attend college. Stephen also assisted in the creation and is currently the treasurer of the non-profit organization, Us Against Cancer. This organization provides funding to individuals diagnosed with cancer so that they can receive the required treatment.

Stephen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri CPA Society. He graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington with a major in Accounting and Finance and minor in Psychology. He also holds a M.S. in Taxation from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his married life with his children, Stephen enjoyed competing in many endurance races such as marathons, triathlons, and ultra-marathons.



About the Publisher

AICPA

About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.