Estate Tax Planning - AR

Insurance Continuing Education in Arkansas

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$14.95

5 credit hours

If purchased today, this course must be completed by:
December 06, 2020

Arkansas insurance continuing education requires an impartial third-party proctor be present during your final exam. The proctor cannot be a friend, relative or co-worker of the licensee, nor anyone with a financial interest in the exam result.
Description

Estate Tax Planning examines the various aspects of planning for the estate tax liability.  The course begins with a discussion of the genesis of estate taxation in English common law and continues with an examination of the estate and its administration.

The subjects discussed in the course are a) the estate and its administration, b) federal gift and estate taxes, c) common estate planning trusts, d) calculating federal estate taxes, e) state inheritance and estate taxation, and f) estate tax payment. The text serves as an introduction to the issues of estate settlement and includes a discussion of the probate estate and the federal gross estate.

The steps taken to calculate federal estate tax liability are discussed. In that discussion, the federal gross estate, tentative taxable estate, taxable estate and tentative tax are examined. The various estate tax credits and deductions are considered and their place in the federal estate tax calculation is explained.

The role of trusts in estate tax minimization is considered. The common trusts employed in estate tax planning are explained, and the uses of credit shelter trusts, QTIP trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts are demonstrated. State death taxes are considered, and inheritance taxes are compared to estate taxes with respect to the party liable for payment and the role of decedent/beneficiary relationships in inheritance taxation. Finally, the traditional sources of estate tax payment are examined and compared.

Upon completion of this course, the user should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between an estate for tax purposes and a probate estate;
  • Identify the assets that comprise the federal gross estate;
  • Compare state inheritance taxes and estate taxes and the typical beneficiary classifications for state inheritance tax purposes;
  • Explain how gifts are taxed under the federal gift tax system;
  • List the deductions and credits allowed under the federal system of estate taxation;
  • Describe the common trusts employed in estate tax planning;
  • Perform an estate tax calculation; and
  • Identify the methods of estate tax payment and their cost consequences.

 

Exam Details

Need Proctor?Yes
Question Count:50
Passing Grade:70%
Attempts to Pass:Unlimited
Note: If you choose to request additional credit types while taking this course, the number of exam questions and proctor rules may change to meet those credits' requirements.

Course Details

Course Number:201679
State-Approved Name:Estate Tax Planning
Provider:InsuranceStudy.com
Provider Number:11421
Topics Covered:Life and Health, Financial Planning, Life
Approved Credits
5 credits in Producer General
Program Level:Advanced

Rules for Arkansas Insurance Continuing Education

  • This state allows for course material to be downloaded. Please note that not all courses will have content that is suitable or available for downloading.
  • Exam is closed book.
  • The state of Arkansas charges an additional fee of $1.00 per credit hour.