Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

It is important that access to online bank accounts, Instagram pictures, eBooks or even reward miles be considered as part of the estate planning process in today’s digital world. This course discusses, in detail, why digital assets should be included in the estate planning process. It then walks you through the steps you need to consider when planning for digital assets and overviews some factors that should be considered during this process. Finally, it discusses some of the difficulties and solutions of managing digital assets due to corporate and state restrictions.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the difficulty in accessing digital assets of a deceased person.
  • Identify digital assets.
  • Identify critical components of digital asset planning
  • Recognize the difference between owned and leased digital assets.
  • Recognize the approaches corporations and states are taking with accessing digital assets of deceased individuals.
Prerequisites
  • None
Advanced Preparation

None

Author Details
  • Patricia McCarthy
    Patricia McCarthy

    Patricia has been in training for over 20 years and her client list includes the Indiana CPA Society, who awarded her their Outstanding Discussion Leader award. She has been a contributor to the Journal of Accountancy and has published articles in several CPA Society magazines, including Indiana, Missouri, Texas and Arizona. Patricia is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and also holds an M.B.A. from Babson College. She was a full-time MIS Lecturer in Butler University’s School of Business for six years and has taught at several of Indiana’s other universities. She also has an extensive business background in audit and financial functions.

NASBA Sponsor
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBAregistry.org.

$15.00

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