CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TAX & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS
Self-Study

Basic Fringe Benefits

4 Credits: Taxes

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Basic Fringe Benefits

Format
Self-Study
Course Level
Overview
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

This self-study course offers a detailed exploration of fringe benefits, an essential area in tax and accounting practices. Designed for professionals, it covers the fundamental aspects of fringe benefits including their mechanics, compensation methods, and valuation. You’ll learn about a variety of fringe benefits such as term life insurance, medical reimbursement, meals and lodging, educational assistance, and more. The course helps you understand the economic and tax considerations from both employer and employee perspectives. It also provides guidelines on fringe benefit requirements, limits, and ERISA compliance. By the end of this course, you’ll have a robust understanding of fringe benefits, equipping you with the knowledge to advise clients effectively, navigate tax implications, and ensure compliance in this crucial area of finance.

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Learning Objectives

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

Chapter 1

  • Recognize basic fringe benefit planning by determining “income” under §61, and identify the differences between former nonstatutory and current statutory fringe benefits created by recent cases, rulings, and tax law changes.
  • Specify the mechanics of typical fringe benefits, determine the fair market value of a fringe benefit under the general valuation rule or the special valuation rules, and identify the general accounting rule and the special two-month pour-over accounting rule.
  • Identify an “employee achievement award” under §274, and recognize the rules for group term life insurance under §79 stating how to implement proper coverage.
  • Determine the mechanics of self-insured medical reimbursement plans under §105, and specify the requirements of medical insurance under §106 identifying differences.
  • Identify the rules for excluding the value of meals and lodging under §119, and “cafeteria plans” and how they operate.
  • Recognize the requirements and limits of employee educational assistance programs and dependent care assistance specifying how to obtain each type of assistance.
  • Identify “no-additional-cost services” and determine what property or services are excludable from income as qualified employee discounts under §132(c), and specify exceptions to working condition fringes and de minimis fringes.
  • Determine the requirements for qualified transportation fringe benefits under §132(f), specify valuation methods for employer-provided automobiles and, identify the qualifications for the popular physical fitness exclusion, and the requirements and benefits of adoption assistance programs.
  • Recognize planning services available under §§132, 212 and 67, determine interest-free and below-market loans, identify child care benefits and corporate-funded educational savings accounts, specify S corporation fringe benefits, and identify ERISA compliance requirements.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
8202733
Revision Date
February 22, 2023
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

None

Number of Pages
93

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-02228-22-S
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 4
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1545
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 4

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

CTEC Notice: California Tax Education Council DOES NOT allow partial credit, course must be taken in entirety. Western CPE has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, by phone toll-free at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

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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 …

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