Georgia- Estate Tax Planning

Total Hrs / Order Price
1-5 $15.95
6-17 $24.95
18-24 $39.95
25-50 $49.95
51+ $49.95 + $2.00 per
additional hour over 50

Pricing based on total number of
hours in order.

Approved For:

  • Life and Health

Credit Hours
5

Course Type
Online

DOI Number
53864

Publisher
Paul Winn

State
Georgia

State
State CE Requirements

CE Course Description

Estate Tax Planning examines the various aspects of planning for the estate tax liability. The course begins with a discussion of the genesis of estate taxation in English common law and continues with an examination of the estate and its administration. The subjects included in the course include the following:

  1. The Estate and its Administration
  2. Federal Gift and Estate Taxes
  3. Common Estate Planning Trusts
  4. Calculating Federal Estate Taxes
  5. State Death Taxes
  6. Estate Tax Payment

The text serves as an introduction to the issues of estate settlement and includes a discussion of the probate estate and the federal gross estate. The roles of the executor and administrator are also explained. The student is taken through the steps of a federal estate tax calculation, beginning with a discussion of the components of the federal gross estate and continuing with an explanation of adjusted gross estate, taxable estate, tentative tax base, tentative tax and tax payable before credits. The various credits and deductions are examined, including the:

  1. Marital deduction,
  2. Unified tax credit,
  3. State death tax deduction,
  4. Credit for foreign death taxes and
  5. Credit for tax on prior transfers

The place of each of these deductions and credits in the federal estate tax calculation is explained.

The role of trusts in estate tax reduction is considered, and an explanation of the common trusts employed in estate tax planning is given. The uses of credit shelter trusts, QTIP trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts are demonstrated.

State death taxes are considered, and inheritance taxes are compared to estate taxes with respect to the party liable for payment and the role of decedent/beneficiary relationships in inheritance taxation. Finally, the sources of estate tax payment are examined and compared.

Required CE Hours for Renewal in Georgia

  • All Licenses

    • 24 hours of CE every 2 years (3 hours must be in ethics)
    • CE courses must be in the line of authority.
  • Licensed over 20 years

    • 20 hours of CE every 2 years (3 hours must be in ethics)
    • CE courses must be in the line of authority.

Special Training/Education Requirements (LTC, Flood, Ethics, others)

  • Long Term Care -LTC

    • Agents wishing to sell Long Term Care are required to take a one time only 8 hour Department of Insurance certified course
    • Each license term thereafter each agent must complete a 4 hour Long Term Care Partnership CE course that is approved by the department.
  • Any one wanting to sell Long term care in the state of Georgia must take a 2 hour Georgia specific Medicaid course.
  • Flood Insurance Training

    • An insurance producer who sells flood insurance may satisfy the minimum training and education requirements by completing a 3-hour course related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

How Hours are Reported

  • CE completions are submitted electronically the next business day after a passing completion is acquired.

License Term

  • Continuing education requirements must be completed biennially on or before the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Final exams are to be monitored by a disinterested third party.
  • Final exams are Closed book.
  • A passing grade of at least 70% required to pass the course.

Carryover CE Hours

  • 7 CE credits may be carried over from one term to another.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may NOT be taken for credit more than once in a 5 year period, unless topic of study is current issues, ethics or legislative updates.

Completion Certificates

  • Certificates of completion are available as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade. Certificates should be printed and kept on file.

Exemptions

  • A newly licensed agent who completed the Georgia prelicense education requirement will be exempt for the first reporting period.
  • Nonresident agents are exempt except for state specific LTC continuing education course(see above).

Renewal Administrator

Pearson VUE
Phone: 1-800-274-0488
Fax: 602-364-4460
Web site: Pearson VUE

CE Administrator

Sircon
Phone: 877-876-4430
Fax: 404-656-0874
Web site: Sircon.com

Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner


Main Phone: 404-656-2070
Toll Free Phone: 800-656-2298
Agents Licensing:404-656-2101
Fax: 404-657-8542
Email: Agents@oci.ga.gov

Mailing Address:
Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 908
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Web site: Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner