Individual Tax Series

Family Tax Planning (Updated - 2)

Course Overview:
While the nuclear family remains the centerpoint of society, today it is under tremendous economic and social pressure. This course is designed to cover “hot” topics having a direct impact on the practitioner who represents any client with family issues. The emphasis is on using tax solutions to ease family economic concerns permitting the practitioner to be a real tax hero.



Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

1. Recognize the effect of marital status on filing status, identify the advisability of filing a joint return in light of the innocent spouse rules, specify available exemptions, and determine the differences between deductible and nondeductible divorce costs.
2. Identify the costs and fees that qualify for the tax credit for adoption expenses and for education credits, such as the HOPE credit, and cite the requirements for dependent care assistance and the contribution limits for Coverdell ESAs.
3. Determine medical cost deductions available to individuals under §213, specify items qualifying as deductible §163 home mortgage interest, and recognize the taxation of §1041 interspousal transfers particularly as to property settlements.

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Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

General understanding of federal income taxation.

Speaker / Author:

Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine in 1969. He received his Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 1972, at which time he began practice as a tax attorney in Southern California.

His legal career started with the business and litigation firm of Edwards, Edwards and Ashton. Later he joined the Century City entertainment firm of Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines & Jonas working for many well-known celebrities. In 1980, Danny established the law firm of Santucci, Potter and Leanders, in Irvine, California. With increasing lecture and writing commitments, Danny went into sole practice in 1995. His practice emphasizes business taxation, real estate law and estate planning.

Danny has been an officer and active member in various organizations including the Glendale Bar Association, Century City Bar Association, 0range County and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, California State Bar Association, Toastmasters and Lions Club. He has been admitted to practice before all California and federal courts including the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Serving as a lecturer for the Continuing Education of the Bar of California, Golden Gate University, and numerous state C.P.A. societies, Danny teaches a variety of tax, business and real estate courses. Danny is in demand all across the country as a speaker for all levels of professional and civic organizations and numerous major seminar circuits.

The author of 28 texts, Danny speaks to over 2,000 people per month and travels more than 150,000 miles annually. He is listed in “Who’s Who in Creative Real Estate” and is admitted to the American Exchangor’s Hall of Fame.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Windows or Mac OS

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Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $49.90

Details

Course Code : 99SANT18-v2

Release Date : 02/05/2019
Expire Date : 02/05/2021
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Course Level : Overview
Course Type : Self-Study
Length : 1hr 40min
Passing Grade : 70%
Field Of Study : Taxes
Theme : Individual Tax Series

Format Type : eLearning
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