Where are my downloaded files? Brentmark files download automatically to your computer's "Downloads" folder. If you do not already know where your downloads folder is [...]
Why is the AFR Showing As 5%? - Pre 59 1/2 Distributions (SEPP Calculations) Impacts Products: (ECPL) Estate & Charitable Planner LIVE (EPT) Estate Planning Tools (Desktop) (RDP) Retirement Distributions Planner (Desktop) (RPA) Retirement Plan Analyzer (Desktop) The IRS Released Notice 2022-6 on January 18, 2022, regarding SEPP calculations. You can find this Notice under the 'Help' menu on the main part of the program (the button on the Pre-59 screen may not direct you to that Notice).
Look in the top left corner to find the version number for ANY Brentmark product.
The following video tutorial will walk you through accessing and navigating the basics of (EPT) Estate Planning Tools (Desktop).
How Often Is The Program Updated? The US government updates the redemption tables every 6 months, updates are November & May of each year.
TIP #108 – How To Run Reports In (RDP) Retirement Distributions Planner Listing Clients Nearing Age 72.
TIP #108 - How do I run a report in (RDP) Retirement Distributions Planner (Desktop) listing all clients approaching age 72? This unique Brentmark tool [...]
How do I run a report in (RDP) Retirement Distributions Planner (Desktop) listing all clients approaching age 72? This unique Brentmark tool will search within the folder used for data files, scanning each file, and report for a plan owner reaching 71 or 72 in the current year.
The data entered in the "CRAT Payout" field has to meet the following criteria: The amount entered has to be at least 5% of the FMV of Trust. Any value entered lower than that will be forced to 5%. The maximum value allowed for this input is 50%. The program will force anything above this amount down to 50%.
Can I update the AFR rates manually? Yes, you can manually update and download the AFR Rate Tables by doing the following: Select and open the “Edit” menu inside the program. Select the “AFR Rates” menu item. Select “Download AFR Data Package” from the available option.
When I run the program, the AFR Rates are not automatically updating. Can I update this manually? Yes, when this occurs you can manually update and download the AFR Rate Tables by doing the following: Select and open the "Edit" menu inside the program. Select the "AFR Rates" menu item. Select "Download AFR Data Package" from the available option.