Friday, April 24, 2020
This coming July, Washburn Law School will be conducting a national conference on farm income tax and farm estate and business planning in Deadwood South Dakota. Also occurring nearly simultaneously will be the law school’s first “CLE Excursion.” In today’s post I provide a preview of the conference and the excursion.
Farm Income Tax/Estate and Business Planning Conference
If you represent ag clients in handling tax issues and or work with them on estate and business plans, this conference is a focused event on issues tailored to the farm clientele that will be useful to your business. Numerous tax rules as well as the rules surrounding estate and business planning for the ag client are unique. The unique rules and the planning challenges and opportunities they present will be discussed.
The conference will be held at the Lodge at Deadwood, a premier conference facility just outside Deadwood, South Dakota in the beautiful Black Hills with proximity to Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Spearfish Canyon and other beautiful locations.
Day 1 (July 20) – Farm Income Tax
On Monday, July 20, the discussion will focus on various farm income tax topics. Speakers for the day include myself, Paul Neiffer, and U.S. Tax Court Judge Elizabeth Crewson Paris The topics for the day include:
- Caselaw and IRS update
- GAAP Accounting Update
- Restructuring Credit Lines
- Deducting Bad Debts
- Forgiving Installment Sale Obligations
- Passive Losses
- R.C. §199A Advanced Planning
- Practicing Before the U.S. Tax Court
- NOLs and EBLs
- FSA Advanced Planning
- Like-Kind Exchanged and I.R.C. §1245 property
Day 2 (July 21) – Farm Estate and Business Planning
On Tuesday, July 21, the focus will shift to farm estate and business planning. Speakers for the day along with myself will be Prof. Jeff Jackson, Brandon Ruopp, Marc Vianello and Prof. Shawn Leisinger
- Caselaw and IRS update
- Incorporating a Gun Trust Into an Estate Plan
- Retirement Planning
- Common Estate Planning Mistakes of Farmers and Ranchers
- Post-Death Management of the Family Farm and Ranch Business
- Estate and Gift Tax Discounts for Lack of Marketability
- Valuation of Farm Chattels and Marketing Rights
- Ethical Issues Related to Risk
You can learn more about the conference and find registration information here: http://washburnlaw.edu/employers/cle/farmandranchtax.html
Corresponding with the farm income tax and estate/business planning conference will be Washburn Law School’s “CLE Excursion. While this event is primarily for Washburn Law Alumni, others are welcome to register. An informal gathering will be on Friday evening, July 17. On Saturday, July 18, with two hours of CLE that day. A day of sightseeing is planned for Sunday, July 19 and a couple of hours of CLE are also available that day as well as a reception that evening preceding the two-day tax and estate/business planning conference that begins the next day. All of the CLE events and the reception will be held at the Lodge at Deadwood. Additional CLE topics for this July 20 event will be:
- Gun Trusts
- Law and Technology
Also on July 20 an excursion will also take place to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse mountain. You can learn more about this event and register here: http://washburnlaw.edu/employers/cle/deadwoodcle.html
This conference will take place shortly after the end of the filing season at a time when many will also be ready for a nice place to vacation at and also take in a continuing education conference. It is also possible to register for both events and pick and choose the topics you would like to attend. In addition, the farm income tax/farm estate and business planning conference can also be attended online as it will be broadcast live online. A room block has been established for the tax/planning conference. When you call the Lodge at Deadwood, just mention that you will be attending Washburn Law School’s summer conference. A special rate has been negotiated for the room block.
I hope to see you in Deadwood this summer. If you can’t be there, I hope you can attend online.