Education planning for business owners has always been challenging due to the way the financial aid regulations interact with tax laws. Valuing a business for a client, providing multiple years of detailed financial information, and determining how colleges may assess the assets and income generated from a business are among these challenges. This presentation will highlight education planning strategies impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and will focus on how business entity choice with the new lower corporate tax rate and the new IRC 199A (QBI) deduction will factor in from both financial aid and tax planning perspectives.
Ross Riskin is Assistant Professor of Taxation and the CFP®/ChFC Program Director at The American College of Financial Services. In addition to building engaging online education experiences and teaching courses in taxation and financial planning, Professor Riskin’s research and professional expertise focus on tax planning with respect to college and student loan advising. He is also a Partner at Riskin & Riskin, PC and is the Founder of the American Institute of Certified College Financial Consultants (AICCFC).
Professor Riskin is recognized as a thought leader and expert in the areas of tax planning, college planning, and student loan advising, and he is the author of The Adviser’s Guide to Education Planning: 1st Edition, which is published by the AICPA. Professor Riskin has presented to over 12,000 individuals through webinars, conferences, and in the classroom. He has been quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, US News, The New York Times, and Investment News, and has also been published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Wealth Management, Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Accountancy, Tax Notes, and the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives.
In addition to being a CPA/PFS and Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC), Professor Riskin received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Fairfield University, a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Bentley University, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Finance from Sacred Heart University.
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