Tax Saving Investments: Matching Investments to Tax Saving Techniques – 13.5 hr. CPE course
Taxes aren’t taxes – they are dollars in terms of the net return on investment. All tax professionals need to know the tax-economics of investing for themselves and their clients. This need is accentuated by the rapid rise of the Internet as a broad-based and effective investment tool.
The tax professional is in a special position to detect a client’s need for financial planning. Preparing returns discloses assets, savings, business entities, and family members. Knowledge of the client’s assets, activities, and the tax characteristics of available entities permits investment matching for maximum tax saving and after-tax return.
In this course on tax saving investments, the basic tax characteristics of the primary tax entities are explored and analyzed. Their ability to defer, reduce, and eliminate tax is examined. Client goals, purposes and risk tolerances are determined and quantitated using the Sharp ratio. Investments and assets are then evaluated using a variety of tools found on the Internet. Finally, investments and entities are matched to produce the best after-tax return for the client. This course is accepted by the IRS as CE credit for enrolled agents.