Which of the following individuals would be most likely to need to register with the SEC under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940? Adam who retired last year from a big brokerage house, but he recently started providing services to 12 clients who live in his neighborhood that he met while out golfing. Belinda who…

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George Sloan sold farmland valued at $200,000 to his son, Frank.  Frank paid $40,000 at closing and signed an installment obligation for the remainder of the purchase price to be paid over ten years at 10% interest on the outstanding balance. If Frank sells the property to a second purchaser for $210,000 cash 20 months…

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Sam McBuck has an estate of $10 million and would like to leave it to his nephews. Sam assumes he will live for at least 5 more years. The property in Sam’s estate currently includes the following assets: An apartment building in downtown New York that Sam owns with three partners, each of whom wants…

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Kathleen transferred her closely held stock to a trust for the benefit of her two daughters. Kathleen will receive a $50,000 distribution each year for the next 10 years from the trust. At the end of the trust term, Kathleen’s daughters will each receive 50% of the remaining trust assets. What type of trust did…

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Which of the following trusts should Jason establish in his Will to provide for his son Gaven’s living expenses until Gaven reaches age 65 if Gaven is currently a 30-year old unemployed aspiring actor? 2503(b) Trust 2503(c) Trust Crummey Trust Totten Trust CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWER Expand A is the answer. The 2503(b) Trust would…

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A Section 303 redemption is most likely appropriate for which of the following estates? At Fred’s death, Fred owned all of his assets including the stock of a closely held corporation in Joint Tenancy WROS with his wife. Before Gloria’s death, she transferred all of her assets including the stock in a closely held corporation…

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Which of the following assets would be included in Martin’s gross estate? Life insurance on Martin’s life purchased one year before he died by the trustee of Martin’s irrevocable life insurance trust. Life insurance on Martin’s life purchased by Martin’s wife two years before he died. Life insurance on Martin’s life purchased three years before…

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Which of the following statements concerning differences between qualified and nonqualified stock options is correct? The employer can deduct the cost of both when they are granted. The employer can deduct the cost of qualified stock options but not nonqualified stock options. The employer can deduct the cost of qualified stock options, but the cost…

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KC Corporation offers a 401(k) Plan. Under the ADP rules, what is the maximum salary percentage the highly compensated employees can contribute if the non-highly compensated employees contribute 6% of their salary? 6% 8% 10% 12% CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWER Expand B is the answer. Since the non-highly compensated employees contributed between 2% and 8%,…

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Which of the following statements concerning the characteristics of ESOPs and stock bonus plans is correct? The employer is required to make a specific annual contribution. Non-vested account balances of terminated participants are usually reallocated to the remaining participants. The employer assumes the risk associated with the investment of trust fund assets. The increased investment…

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