Fiduciary Income Tax Returns-Form 1041 Workshop with Filled-in FormsMore Courses
1041-DM | In Person Training | Intermediate | Scheduled
- IMPORTANT: ISCPA CPE course manuals are now all paperless. No printed copies will be distributed onsite. eMaterials will be available to download 5-7 days prior to the course in the My CPE Tracker section of the ISCPA website. Learn more here.
- This program has been approved for 8 hours of IRS CE credit for Enrolled Agents (EA) and Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRP) with PTIN numbers. Please complete and return the request form prior to the program if you are an EA or RTRP and would like to receive IRS CE credit.
Experience with the preparation of income tax returns
CPAs and other business professionals
To understand the core concepts of trust and estate income tax preparation.
- Classifying receipts between “income” and “corpus” under the Uniform Principal and Income Act
- Calculation of DNI utilizing three different methods, a “forms” method (Schedule B), a “code” method, and a “shortcut” method, utilizing a worksheet of common income and expenses
- Proper W-2 preparation and procedures in the year of death
- Taxpayer passes before taking a required minimum distribution; what must be done?
- Forgetful fiduciaries of simple trusts
- Fluctuating trusts – Simple one year, complex the next
- Dividing income in the year of death
- Overview of Subchapter J
- Form preparation issues – Filing requirements and line-by-line explanations of Form 1041
- Taxable income of estates and trusts and expense allocation issues
- Specific deductions and miscellaneous itemized deductions
- Income in respect of a decedent
- The income distribution deduction calculation
- Relation of principal and income law to DNI
- Understanding how to handle capital gains and losses
- Allocating tax items to beneficiaries: another K-1
- Comprehensive DNI case study, with principal (cost and FMV) and income reconciliation
- Comprehensive trust and estate case studies, with filled-in forms
- 300-page course manual provides reference resource
Don P. Cochran
Don Cochran is a solo practitioner in Apple Valley, Minnesota. His 30 years of practice has been focused primarily in the areas of small business legal and tax consulting, and individual tax, estate, and financial planning.
Don has practiced law in both Iowa and Minnesota, was a CPA with the Small and Emerging Business practice of then Big 8 accounting firm, Touche Ross, in Bloomington, Minnesota, and was the Vice President of Tax and CFO with various privately and publicly held companies. He also served as an advanced sales consultant with Securian Financial, Nationwide Financial, and Pacific Life Insurance Company. He developed and provided continuing education on tax and legal planning strategies for small to medium size businesses and wealthy individuals, and worked with insurance wholesalers and financial advisors to understand and implement financial strategies geared towards asset preservation and income in retirement.
Don earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in General Science, from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with his Juris Doctorate. In addition to being an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, he maintains his designations as a Certified Financial Planner® and Certified Retirement Counselor®. He is a member of the Minnesota and Iowa State Bar Associations, and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.