Thought Leader Series: Capital Gains at Death and at Gift

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, ET

Presenter: Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished)


Senator Christopher Van Hollen and Representative Bill Pascrell have both introduced bills to repeal the step-up in basis and create a gain realization at death and gift. President Biden supports a similar framework as outlined in the Green Book and elsewhere.

In this fast-paced class, Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP, will address the proposals, including key draft statutes and planning ideas.

This is must-know knowledge heading into the back-half of 2021. It’s likely there will only be a few months to modify estate plans. Failing to get ahead, may mean your clients will be left behind.

Learning Objectives:

  • How gains will be recognized at death
  • What gains will be realized upon gifting
  • Identify the exemptions and exceptions for gifts made during life as well as after death
  • Define the $1,000,000 exemption
  • Discuss the primary residence exception
  • Discuss the spousal exception
  • Planning to mitigate the 39.6% rate
  • Discuss how gifts to grantor trusts are treated
  • Discuss how the Van Hollen and the Pascrell bills interact with the anti-grantor trust provisions of the Sanders legislation
  • Discuss the proposed periodic forced recognition event for property long-held in trust
  • Identify the 15-year payment option at death
  • Risk of making or failing to make large gifts in 2021


This course is complimentary for all attendees.

1.0 credits
States Pre-Approved: AR, CA, ME, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, UT, VT (AK, AZ, CT, NH eligible to claim credit)

States Pending Approval: GA, IL, KS, NC, TN

1.0 credits pending (National CFP Board)

Program Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.0 
Field of Study: Taxation
Prerequisites: JD
Advance Preparation: None
Review Date: 07/27/2021

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