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CPE Self-Study
Form 1041: Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Taxes
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Text: 8.0
Understand the tax obligations of trusts and estates and how these obligations affect beneficiaries, and learn how to prepare federal Form 1041 and the accompanying schedules.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs, enrolled agents, and financial planners with basic knowledge of federal income tax concepts, and an interest in Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts and preparing Form 1041.

Key Topics

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

Learning Objectives

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

Protect your clients' assets and shield their estates from increased taxation brought about by the changing tax code. This CPE course will help you to understand the tax obligations of trusts and estates and how these obligations affect beneficiaries. The 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.

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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.

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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
Text
: 8.0
NASBA Field of Study
Taxes
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
ITET
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