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American Institute of CPAs - Personal Financial Planning (PFP)

May 22, 2020

Guest: Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS

Do you have clients who have had coronavirus-related health or financial issues? The CARES Act retirement plan and IRA provisions may be able to provide them with cash flow relief. Use your deep tax knowledge as a CPA financial planner to help your clients make smart planning moves now. Be sure to follow along with the slides included in the resources as you learn from Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS, in this episode. He answers questions from Sections 2202 and 2203 of the CARES Act, including:

  • What are the rules for retirement plans and IRAs?
  • What qualifies as a coronavirus-related distribution?
  • What is the tax impact of taking a coronavirus-related distribution?
  • What are the loan relief provisions?
  • Are employers required to adopt the distribution and loan rules?
  • What planning opportunities should you consider and when should you exercise caution?

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