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A Comprehensive Review of Important Life Insurance Funded Planning Techniques


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Intergenerational Split Dollar Life Insurance in the Complex Estate Plan.



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Alan Jensen and Brent Berselli - Intergenerational Split Dollar Life Insurance in the Complex Estate Plan.
Please join Alan Jensen and Brent Berselli in their 60 minute LISI webinar tilted "Intergenerational Split Dollar Life Insurance in the Complex Estate Plan." Intergenerational split dollar ("IGSD") arrangements are increasingly in the crosshairs of the IRS. In challenging such arrangements, the Service often takes a "kitchen sink" approach on audit and tax court litigation. Typical IRS challenges to invalidate the arrangement or limit its tax efficiency include:

(1) sham transaction, particularly if the arrangement lacks a substantial and apparent business purpose;
(2) step-transaction arguments pursuant to which the Service asserts that the IGSD amounts to a gift at inception; and
(3) valuation of the IGSD receivable included in the decedent's estate.

A favorable summary judgement ruling for the taxpayer in Morrissette v. United States alleviated one significant concern with respect to IGSD arrangements - a lump sum, single premium policy does not confer any benefit aside from current life insurance protection. Therefore, taxpayers may continue to avail themselves of the deemed ownership exception in the Treasury Regulations pursuant to which the donor is treated as the owner of the life insurance policies where the only benefit provided to the donee is current life insurance protection. Counsel structuring such arrangements, therefore, can have certainty that the structure will be governed by the economic benefit, rather than the loan, regime. Notwithstanding the taxpayer's initial victory, Morrissette remains in litigation. Messiers Jensen and Berselli will review the recent developments in Morrissette as well as provide insight into their experience litigating, and reaching a favorable settlement in, a similar case with the Service.
This presentation will also address:
· Overview and common uses of IGSD arrangements;
· Tax treatment (i.e. income, gift, estate) of structuring an IGSD arrangement under the economic benefit and loan regimes;
· Drafting tips to document the IGSD arrangement;
· Considerations in valuing the IGSD receivable in the decedent's estate; and
· Risks and traps to avoid in documenting an IGSD arrangement.
· And much more!




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Private Placement Life Insurance & Annuity Strategies for Wealthy Families: What the Sophisticated Advisor Needs to Know



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Please join Eric Naison-Phillips for a 60-minute LISI webinar titled Private Placement Life Insurance & Annuity Strategies for Wealthy Families: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies for Growth in the Private Placement Industry.” Gaining traction as a top investment vehicle for tax-efficient planning among ultra-affluent clients, private placement life insurance and annuities are increasingly a topic of conversation among investors and advisors alike. 



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Intergenerational Split Dollar Life Insurance in the Complex Estate Plan, Part 2: Valuing the Receivable



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This webinar covers one of the most controversial valuation topics in tax practice today: how to value the receivable(s) held by the premium payers in intergenerational split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

Espen and Richard will discuss the background of these transactions and how this issue has become such a point of contention. Topics will include:

·The regulatory history

·The Morrissette case

·Common structures and provisions and how they impact valuations

·The difference between loan regime and economic benefit regime structures

·The main valuation inputs and techniques, including the discounted cash flow (DCF) method and The impact of life settlement transactions

·Examples of how the DCF method works will also be reviewed.

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Top Insurance Planning Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Part 1



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Life insurance is a powerful and commonly used tool in both estate planning and employee benefits planning, and its flexibility can help clients achieve a number of important objectives. Obtaining the expected results often requires complying with specific, sometimes complex and confusing requirements. During his webinar, Larry will discuss how to avoid 25 common mistakes and how to fix them when they occur. Topics covered will include:

·Personal or estate planning transactions

·Business and employee benefit transactions

·Business and employee benefit transactions with estate planning implications

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Top Insurance Planning Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Part 2



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Life insurance is a powerful and commonly used tool in both estate planning and employee benefits planning, and its flexibility can help clients achieve a number of important objectives. Obtaining the expected results often requires complying with specific, sometimes complex and confusing requirements. During his webinar, Larry will discuss how to avoid common mistakes and how to fix them when they occur. Topics covered will include:

 

·Personal or estate planning transactions

·Business and employee benefit transactions

·Business and employee benefit transactions with estate planning implications



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The Federal Income Tax Treatment of Life Insurance Policies - Click to Listen to Larry's description



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This webinar will discuss and analyze a variety of Federal income taxation relating to the ownership of and transactions with life insurance policies, including
 
  • The definitions of life insurance
     
  • Modified endowment contracts

  • The taxation of policy dividends
     
  • Loans, withdrawals
     
  • Surrenders or lapses
     
  • Policy sales
     
  • The taxation of life insurance death benefits
     
  • Non-taxable exchanges of policies.


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What Is the Fair Market Value of a Policy for Federal Tax Purposes and How Do We Determine It? - Click to Listen to Larry's description



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This webinar will try to answer the question of what the “fair market value” of a life insurance policy is for Federal tax purposes, both for Federal income tax purposes (when policies are transferred as compensation or as distributions from qualified retirement plans) and for Federal gift tax purposes (when policies are transferred by gift or in sales to family members or trusts for their benefit).

In determining a policy’s fair market value for income tax purposes, the webinar will focus on the safe harbors provided by the IRS for policies transferred out of qualified retirement plans and whether those safe harbors apply to other Federal income tax transactions; in determining the value of a policy for Federal gift tax purposes, the webinar will focus on the valuation conventions provided for in the IRS Regulations, the use of appraisers, reliance on Form 712 values, and full value sales of policies under Section 2035



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Taxation of Real Estate After Tax Reform - Click to Listen to Bob's description



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Tax reform has produced great opportunities for clients with real estate, but, there are also traps to watch out for.  Estate or tax planning attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors will benefit by joining us for “Tax Planning for Real Estate Under the Tax Reform Bill” a presentation by Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA.

Bob will be covering the following:

•  Discover how to freeze values and retain the opportunity for a step-up

•  Acquire an understanding of cost segregation studies the many benefits and the potential adverse impact under the tax reform bill

•  Important estate and income tax planning strategies for investors and real estate developers

•  Understand the impact on the NIIT

•  Treatment of Trusts owns real estate and the potential use of NINGs and other non-grantor trusts

•  Understand the 20% small business deduction including testing on an entity-by-entity basis

•  Understand the 30% interest limitation and the adverse impact of entity-by-entity basis

•  Review of the statutory construction of the 20% small business deduction with an emphasis on real estate

•  Understand the adverse impact of electing out of the interest limitation and being forced to use ADS depreciation and lose bonus depreciation

•  Discover why deleveraging certain entities and increasing debt on others may increase your 20% deduction and reduce your effective tax rate

•  Many easy to understand examples of the 20% and 30% tests, along with bonus depreciation and Section 179 Deductions

•  Traps for lawyers, CPAs and planners doing asset protection and estate planning with multiple entities

•  Create estate plans for real estate investors while protecting the income tax benefits

•  Learn about the loss limitations under Sections 461, 465 and 469

•  Understand “unadjusted” basis including the trap under the 10 year rule

•  Discover why Section 754 takes an increased importance

•  Discover how to compute the 2.5% of assets test including the adverse impact of Section 179 Deductions

•  Plus a great deal more!

 



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