Taking Advantage of Form 1041 Elections

2 Credits: Taxes


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Taking Advantage of Form 1041 Elections

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

This detailed online webinar course, presented by Claudia Hill, EA, MBA, is an essential guide for professionals handling Form 1041 for trusts and estates. It covers seven different kinds of elections, from the commonly straightforward to the more complex, such as treating a trust as an estate. The online CPE course features in-depth explanations of each election, including Code Sections 663(b), 643(g), 454(a), and others, along with their practical applications. Participants will benefit from understanding the advantages and disadvantages of these elections, the mechanics of making them, and the specific filing requirements. By the end of this CPE course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of these critical elections, enhancing your ability to make informed decisions and provide effective tax solutions for trusts and estates.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have an understanding of:

  • What is an election?
  • Examples of common elections
  • Code Sec. 663(b) Election- the 65 day rule
  • Code Section 643(g) Election- Allocating Estimated Tax Payments to Trust or Estate Beneficiaries
  • Use Form 1041-T to Make the Election
  • Code Section 454(a) Election- Recognizing Accrued Interest on US Savings Bonds Upon Owner’s Death
  • Code Section 642(g) Election- Waiving of Right to Deduct Administration Expenses or Casualty.Theft Losses on Form 706
  • Code Section 641(c)(1) Election- Ability to Accelerate Trust or Estate Charitable Contribution Into Year Prior to Payment
  • Code Sec. 643(e)- Recognizing Gain on Property Distribution
  • Code Sec. 1361(d)(2)(a) Election- Qualified Subchapter S Trust (QSST) Treated as a Permitted Shareholder
  • Code Sec. 645 Election- Certain revocable trusts can elect to be treated as estates
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Making the Election
  • Mechanics of Making the Election
  • Election Period and Filing Requirements
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
February 3, 2022


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-01982-22-O
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1719
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 2

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Meet The Experts

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Claudia Hill, EA, MBA, is a nationally recognized tax professional and a frequent lecturer on taxation of individuals and representation before the IRS. She’s the editor in chief of CCH’s Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, coauthor of CCH Expert Treatise Library: Tax Practice and Procedure, and a frequent presenter for both live and audio CPE seminars. Named a Top Ten Nominee by Tax Analysts as 2011 Person of the Year, she coordinates a “dream team of tax controversy advisors” for the IRS Watch blog on Claudia served on the 1987 Commissioner’s Advisory Group to the National Office of the IRS. She’s the owner and principal of …