There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

The need for effective retirement planning has never been greater. This course is essential for those who wish to attain a comfortable retirement for themselves and their clients by maximizing tax saving strategies. You'll learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of plans, including qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, defined contribution plans, Roth IRAs, and traditional IRAs. Additional covered topics include retirement distributions, tax-free rollovers, and Roth IRA recharacterizations.


Danny Santucci, JD

Danny Santucci, BA, JD, is a prolific author of tax and financial books and articles. His legal career started with the business and litigation firm of Edwards, Edwards, and Ashton. Later he joined the Century City entertainment firm of Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines, and Jonas working for many well-known celebrities. In 1980, Danny established the law firm of Santucci, Potter, and Leanders in Irvine, California. With increasing lecture and writing commitments, Danny went into sole practice in 1995. His practice emphasizes business taxation, real estate law, and estate planning. Speaking to more than 100 groups nationally each year, he is known for spicing up his extensive expertise with an incredible sense of humor.

Course Specifics

Oct 12, 2018
There are no prerequisites.

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: 0MYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-T-00915-15-S
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-0893
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, noting the major benefits of each, compensation base, advantages and disadvantages of corporate plans, and basic ERISA compliance provisions
  • Identify the basic requirements of the three forms of qualified pension plans, noting the characteristics of each form and fundamental differences that require variations in the application of certain rules
  • Recognize the types of corporate defined contribution and defined benefit plans, noting their requirements and their effect on retirement benefits
  • Specify the rules and requirements for self-employed Keogh plans and individual IRA plans, noting the mechanics of each, contribution rates and limits, participation rules, limitations, and rollover rules
  • Note the requirements for Simplified Pension Plans (SEPs) and Savings Incentive Match (SIMPLE) plans, including applicable contribution limits, distribution, and taxation

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