Memphis Account Fest: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
303 | TSCPA In Person Events | Basic | Scheduled
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 all the other myriad of related retirement planning issues.
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- 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 on Social Security: advantages and disadvantages at ages 62, 66, 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 balance first and enhanced Social Security benefits later?
- 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 and tactics that can enhance overall retirement and estate benefits by changing the 'who' and 'when' of the receipt of Social Security benefit payments
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Michael A. Frost, CPA
Mike Frost, CPA, EA is an associate and shareholder of MDA Professional Group, P.C. and has been with the Albertville office since 1989. Currently a tax partner, Mike specializes in all areas of income tax and small business consulting including but not limited to: Business and individual income tax preparation and planning, estate and retirement planning, estate, gift, and trust tax preparation, small business consulting, Medicare planning and other elder care, audit representation, religious groups and clergy.
Mike has conducted CPE engagements and seminars for the Alabama Society of Enrolled Agents and the Childcare Resource Network of Alabama and has been a featured speaker at the Annual Federal Tax Clinic hosted by the University of Alabama. Mike has served as technical advisor for tax articles for the Sand Mountain Reporter newspaper, and has been a regular on the public speaking circuit. Mike also conducts in-house training in all areas of income tax for his firm. Mike has been
Mike graduated with "high honors and distinction" from Jacksonville State University with a major in accounting and a minor in finance and a 4.0 GPA. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the Alabama Association of Enrolled Agents, and the Accountants Global Network, International. In addition, he is a graduate of the Tax Planning and Advising for Closely Held Businesses Certificate of Educational Achievement Program sponsored by the AICPA.
Mike is an ordained minister and pastor. He enjoys music, and is a vocalist in a local Christian band. He is also active in his community as an Albertville Rotarian. Mike resides in Albertville, Alabama with his wife, Kay, and two children, Dylan and Sarah.Back to Facilitators