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Guide to 1041 Preparation of Estates and Trusts

Total Credits: 4.2 including 4.2 Taxes - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  Industry |  Tax
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
4 Hours



The program will examine critical issues in preparing your clients' Form 1041 U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts. Learn where taxable income is determined differently from individuals; filing requirements and deadlines; reporting alternatives for grant or trusts; the calculation and allocation of DNI; and the impact of the new Section 199A 20 percent deduction on trusts, estates, and beneficiaries.



Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Provide a working knowledge of tax rules and guidelines of estates and trust 2018 returns
  • Discuss planning and potential pitfalls

Major Subjects
  • Introduction to Fiduciary Accounting
  • Impact on Required Distributions and the Income Distribution Deduction
  • Distinction between “Income” and “Principal”
  • Uniform Principal and Income Act
  • Trustee’s discretionary power to adjust

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Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD's Profile

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Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD, is a lively and energetic speaker on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions for conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for state CPA societies and other organizations throughout the country.


Van Der Aa has more than 25 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. His practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.


Van Der Aa taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor and for one year as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.


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Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation


Course Developer

Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD

Designed For Experienced CPAs who work with estates and trusts.
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A basic working knowledge of estates and trusts.

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Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

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