Time: 9 am – 4 pm both days
Total Program: $795 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $845 (Regular – after 9/24)
Day 1: IRA Essentials Only: $415 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $465 (Regular – after 9/24)
Day 2: Advanced IRAs Only: $415 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $465 (Regular – after 9/24)
Individuals can register for all days as a full package, or can register for any day a la carte. You can view topics for each day on the agenda (link above).
Day 1 – IRA Essentials
You should register for this program if you need to learn the basics of Traditional and Roth IRAs or you want an updated, general refresher on IRA rules.
This session will give attendees a solid foundation of IRA knowledge. Exercises are included throughout the day to help participants apply information to job-related situations. Attendees will leave this session able to work with IRA owners and process basic IRA transactions with confidence. This is a beginner’s session; no previous IRA knowledge is assumed.
Course topics include:
- Introduction and Establishing IRAs
- Identify the tax differences of a Traditional and Roth IRA
- Examine the process for establishing an IRA and the required documents
- Differentiate between the types of beneficiaries
- IRA Funding
- Learn about the Traditional and Roth IRA eligibility requirements
- Identify the contribution limit and deadline
- Communicate contribution reporting deadlines
- IRA Distributions
- Identify federal income tax withholding requirements
- Examine IRS penalties and penalty exceptions
- Summarize the tax consequences of IRA distributions
- Communicate distribution reporting deadlines
- IRA Portability
- Differentiate between a rollover and a transfer
- Recognize rollovers between IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans
Day 2 – Advanced IRAs
You should register for this session if you are an IRA administrator, personal banker, or member services personnel who has a working knowledge of basic IRA operations and wishes to expand your expertise and provide enhanced customer service, a compliance specialist, or support personnel responsible for promotional materials.
This portion of the program will build on an attendees’ basic IRA knowledge to address some of the more complex IRA issues that their financial organizations may handle. This is an advanced session, and previous IRA knowledge is assumed. The instructor will use real-world examples to help participants apply information to job-related situations.
Course topics include:
- IRA Update
- Explain recent changes affecting IRA owners
- Discuss the current Roth modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) limits
- Recognize how recent changes may affect your financial organization
- Required Minimum Distributions
- Calculate a required minimum distribution (RMD)
- Discuss the RMD rules and reporting requirements
- Beneficiary Options
- Describe beneficiary distribution options
- Recognize the differences for spouse, nonspouse, and nonperson beneficiaries
- Explain beneficiary payment deadlines
- Advanced Portability
- Summarize the restrictions on the movement between IRAs
- Recognize the options available when moving from an employer-sponsored retirement plan to an IRA
- Explain the result of violating the portability restrictions
- Roth IRA Conversion Contributions
- Describe a conversion
- Explain the effect of withholding on a conversion
- Report a conversion
- Define the consequences of an ineligible conversion
- Withholding and Getting It Right
- List the possible penalties for failing to withhold
- Explain the withholding notice and election requirements
- Discuss how withholding is reported and transmitted to the IRS
- Describe foreign withholding requirements
Jeff Aga – Technical Consultant, Ascensus
Jeff Aga is a Technical Consultant with the ERISA Technical Support Department at Ascensus. He assists clients with technical compliance questions through the 800 Consulting Service. He instructs Ascensus’ webinars and various Ascensus sponsored seminars nationwide. Jeff lends technical expertise regarding Qualified Retirement Plans, Traditional and Roth IRAs, Coverdell education savings accounts, health savings accounts and various employer-sponsored retirement plans such as 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, SEP and SIMPLE IRA plans. He also conducts qualified retirement plan, 403(b) plan, and IRA compliance audits.
Jeff joined Ascensus in 1994 as a Plan Specialist in the Balance Forward Recordkeeping Department, and has served as a Client Service Representative as well as a Team Leader of Client Services with the Plan Service Group. He holds the Certified Pension Consultant, Qualified 401(k) Plan Administrator and Qualified Pension Administrator designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and is a Certified IRA Services Professional.
The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.
Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.