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CPE Self-Study
Closely Held Business Estate Planning
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 1.5
Learn about planning strategies and documents needed for closely held business estate planning issues in this self-study course.

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Product details

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs and financial planners with basic knowledge of personal financial planning and an interest in estate planning.

Key Topics

  • Closely held business estate planning issues
  • Special use valuation under IRC Section 2032A
  • Special rules for surviving spouses
  • Definition of a qualified heir
  • What constitutes a taxable event
  • Family succession planning
  • Familial disputes
  • Buy-sell agreements

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a method for valuing certain qualified real property.
  • Recall the requirements for real property to qualify under IRC Section 2032A.
  • Select an activity that qualifies an individual as materially participating.
  • Identify a contractual obligation that restricts business owners from freely transferring their ownership interests in a closely held business.
  • Recall a business continuation strategy that will benefit a closely held family business upon the loss of a person whose contributions are critical to the business.
  • Recognize the type of buy-sell agreement that is funded with insurance contracts.

This CPE course can be purchased individually or as part of the Estate Planning Certificate Program.

Owners of closely held businesses have unique estate planning considerations that should be addressed by the personal financial planner.

Updated for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, this CPE course covers planning strategies and documents related to closely held business estate planning issues. This course features specialized knowledge areas including:

  • Special use valuations for real property used in a farm or closely held business
  • Family succession planning
  • Business continuation agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements

This course also covers continuation agreements to prevent familial disputes and to ensure continuity of the business. Many continuation agreements contain provisions for the orderly transfer of ownership interests at disability, retirement, or death. As the personal financial planner, you should have a working knowledge of these agreements, so you can provide reasoned recommendations to your clients.

Enhanced On-Demand Format

This enhanced on-demand format offers meaningful and relevant content in the form of tables, charts, and discussion points on slides. An instructor who is an expert on the topical area breaks down complex topics, offers best practices, provides clarity, and shares insights that help the learner achieve the learning objectives for the course.

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Author(s)

Susan M. Tillery, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Susan M. Tillery, CPA/PFS, is President & CEO of Paraklete® Financial Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service financial planning without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Susan also is a co-founder and president of Financial Planning Advocate LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPAs, financial advisers, universities and colleges.

Ms. Tillery’s experience at Harris myCFO, a multi-family office where she was responsible for the development and delivery of comprehensive family office solutions to affluent families, together with her work at Arthur Andersen, Ronald Blue & Co and other financial firms, provides the framework for Paraklete.

Susan earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Georgia. Susan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). In addition, she is chair of the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Credential Committee. Susan also serves on the Board for The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity.

Susan has over 30 years of experience in tax, philanthropy and financial planning, as well as in the administrative and compliance areas encountered by affluent individuals and families. Ms. Tillery speaks on the topics of: Financial Planning, CPAs and Financial Planning, Financial Issues Facing Women, Responsibilities of Wealth, Charitable Giving and Stewardship.

Tom Tillery, MA Ed, MSFS, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF, CRPC®

Vice President, Financial Planning Advocate, LLC
Vice President & CCO, Paraklete® Financial, Inc.

Thomas Neal Tillery, CFP®, AEP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CRPC®, LUTCF is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Paraklete® Financial, Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service financial planning without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Tom is also a co-founder and Vice President of Financial Planning Advocate, LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPAs, financial advisers, universities and colleges.

Tom earned a M.S. in Financial Services from The American College and an M.A. in Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an active member of AICPA (Non-CPA Associate), the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He also serves on the Board for The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity.

With more than 30 years of experience in personal financial planning, Tom is a frequent speaker and writer on all topics relating to personal financial planning. He has written personal financial planning curriculum for several universities and on-line providers. Tom has been a provider of Continuing Education for attorneys, CPAs, and investment and insurance professionals for over 30 years. Tom and his family reside in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 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 specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of the areas of personal financial planning (PFP)
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
PFP-EST5
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