Individual Tax Series

Basic Marital Tax Matters (Updated - 2)

Course Overview
In this course, initial marital tax matters such as living together, property rights, premarital agreements, filing status, exemptions, and dependents are explored. The detail support test for children of divorced or separated parents, the tax treatment of back child support, the deduction of divorce costs, and estimated tax payments are reviewed. Emphasis is given to marital property rules, married versus unmarried tax rate comparison, head of household status, and treatment of refunds and deficiencies.



Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify marital status and the effect marital status has on filing status, cite the tax advantages and disadvantages of a filing status and, specify the requirements for filing as head of household and the exemptions associated with spouses and dependents.
  • Recognize the differences between custodial and non-custodial parents including how the status affects dependency, identify the application of special support rules, and specify the dependent child income standards.
  • Determine common law and community property, specifying their effect on marital and divorce planning, and identify the circumstances when payments qualify as Sec. 71 alimony.

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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.

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    • 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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    Standard Rate: $49.90

    Details

    Course Code : 99SANT17-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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