Trusts As Retirement Plan Beneficiaries
Often trusts are being named as beneficiaries for Individual Retirement Accounts and other retirement arrangements. The choice has an impact on both income tax and estate planning.
Trusts allow the IRA owner or plan participant to have beyond-the-grave control over the distribution payouts.
Note: This class presents an in-depth discussion of issues presented in the instructor’s class Retirement Distributions: Planning Options.
- What is the significance of the Retirement Plan Beneficiary?
- Primary vs. Contingent Beneficiaries
- Is a Trust a “Designated Beneficiary?”
- Why do people want to name a trust as the beneficiary?
- Income Tax Aspects of Trusts as beneficiary
- What happens when the trust beneficiary dies?
- Recognize reasons trusts are named as beneficiaries
- Identify the types of trusts used and their tax characteristics.
- Determine how the probate code affects beneficiary trusts.
- Develop strategies to assist clients dealing with plan custodians.
CPAs, attorneys and financial professionals.
Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.
Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.