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Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

ID: 57653
Monday November 20, 2023 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Topics: Tax
Save 18% until 10/23/2023

The leading edge of the baby boomer generation has already reached retirement age. Financial and tax planners can expect increased demand for strategies that dovetail Social Security with other retirement and estate planning objectives. This course provides tax and financial planning professionals with both the background information on the Social Security system and the strategies clients will need in dealing with Social Security, and the myriad other related retirement planning issues.

Learning Objectives:

- Identify who is entitled to retirement benefits and in what amounts

- Summarize the factors one must consider in determining when to take benefits

- Discuss the taxation of Social Security benefits and how this impacts other income tax planning

- Identify and describe the potential effects of retirement and estate planning strategies

Major Topics:

- Retirement benefits: What the amount of benefits is in various circumstances

- Spousal benefits: Should a spouse return to work? What benefits does a spouse have and when and how do they relate to benefits decisions by the client?

- Claiming Social Security: Advantages and disadvantages at ages 62, full retirement age, and 70

- Planning: What clients approaching retirement age should consider now with respect to benefits for them, their

spouses, and their children

- Coordinating benefits: Should you take Social Security first and higher-balance IRA distributions later, or take IRA balances first and enhanced Social Security benefits later?

- Looking forward: Are changes ahead?

This virtual seminar is being offered through our partnership with Midwest State CPA Societies. You will launch from your MyOSCPA learning center day of and be prompted to enter in name and state society at time of entering.