IRA Webinar Series – From Plan Types to Compliance

CFT Credits: 0.25

You can choose to attend the entire IRA webinar series or select individual webinars based on your needs.  Topics to include:  Plan Types and Forms; Rollovers and Transfers; Beneficiaries and Distributions; Audit and Compliance.

Webinar Description and Intended Audience

This four part IRA webinar series includes the following webinars.  You can register for the entire series below, or click on the webinar title to register for an individual webinar.

IRAs: The Basics Simplified

  • Review of top terminology of IRAs
  • Basic Forms Required To Open, Close, Move and Maintain IRAs (have your own forms – including application, contribution and distribution forms – available during the webinar)
  • Qualifications, Contribution Limits and Deadlines for:
         Traditional IRA and Roth IRAs
         Conversion Roth (IRS codes and reporting)
         SEP IRAs

IRAs: Rollovers vs Transfers

  • Why is it important to QUALIFY the money coming into the financial institution?
  • What are the three questions that should be verified?
  • What is the IRS definition of an IRA for rollover qualification purposes?
  • What happens if an IRA account holder exceeds the once-per-12-month rule?
  • What are the alternatives to moving money from IRA to IRA if not a “rollover”?
  • Which IRA Forms are used, and how is the movement reported to the IRS?
  • When does the financial institution have to verify transactions with the other institution?
  • What’s the difference between an IRA Transfer, an IRA Rollover and a Qualified Plan Rollover?
  • Moving money from a Traditional to a Roth or QP to a Roth – Conversion vs. Rollover?
  • What is a Recharacterization between plan types?
  • How do you correctly code the above transactions to the IRS?

IRAs: Distributions and Beneficiaries

  • Basic difference between primary and contingent beneficiaries
  • Naming an estate or trust as a beneficiary
  • IRS penalty exceptions prior to age 59 1/2 and the proper IRS coding
  • Required Annual Notifications for RMDs and withholding
  • Manually calculating distributions to account holders age 70 1/2 and older
  • Extensive discussion of beneficiary payout options – including spouse, non-spouse, estate and trust
  • Setting up the Inherited IRA and documentation requirements

IRA Auditing and Compliance

  • IRA forms to be kept on record by your financial institution, and the account holder’s required disclosures and forms
  • What are the IRA account holder notices that must be sent out in a timely manner?
  • How to audit your IRA department for expertise, form use, procedures and work flow
  • Line-by-line instructions on 5498 and 1099-R reporting – What’s required vs. what’s optional?
  • How and when to correct IRS reporting to avoid increased IRS fines to your financial institution
  • The most common errors hiding in your IRA customer files
  • Forms and tools for auditing your IRA files
  • 2018 IRA Cost of Living Adjustments

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who works with IRAs in any capacity will benefit from this webinar series.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar series is recommended for 10.00 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

Viewing Options

LIVE WEBINAR:                                              

INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF ONDEMAND PLAYBACK!  With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time.  And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!


With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it a very effective training tool. The OnDemand Video will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.


If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool.  With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.


Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company.  They can even be customized to best fit your needs.  To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.

Register Here!

Choose the viewing option that best suits your needs. Live Webinar times are shown as Eastern Time. You can choose to pay by credit card or invoice when you register. CFT Credit will be awarded to the registrant, unless directed otherwise (additional attendees can also receive credit for an additional fee). CFT Webinars are powered by Total Training Solutions!

Webinar DateStart TimeEnd DateEnd TimeViewing Options - See Descriptions AbovePrice
10/19/17Archived Six Month On-Demand Recording$1,065.00Order
10/19/17Archived CD-ROM Video Recording$1,255.00Order
10/18/18Archived CD-ROM Video Recording$1,255.00Order
10/18/18Archived Six Month On-Demand Recording$995.00Order