Opening Complex New Accounts Part I: Business Accounts
Opening business accounts can create angst! Sole Proprietorships owned by a married couple, LLCs owned by other entities, LLPs, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, and Corporations all can be quite complicated! Why are there so many different types of business entities? What is the securest way to determine who has the authority to transact on behalf of a business entity – especially when owed by another entity? Verifying if a business entity is legitimate and who has the authority to transact on behalf of an entity can be challenging. When can a business owner use an SSN vs. an EIN? When does a bank need a partnership agreement, bylaws, or operating agreement? How does FinCen fit into the picture? In this three-hour comprehensive webinar, participants gain confidence and a clear understanding of the regulatory, compliance, documentation, and proper TIN requirements for opening complex business accounts. This session, although thorough and robust, is not state law specific.
Opening Complex New Accounts Part II: Trust and Fiduciary
Fiduciary accounts are complicated! Formal Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Living Trusts, POD, UTMA, POA, Court Ordered, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Rep Payee, and VA accounts represent a Fiduciary relationship and an element of risk if not handled properly. It never fails to raise the panic level when someone dumps a binder full of legal documents on your desk and requests to open a “Fiduciary” account. To compound the complexity, on many occasions, the actual owner of the funds is not present. This three-hour comprehensive webinar, which is Part II of a two-part series, will thoroughly discuss the responsibilities of collecting appropriate documentation, titling accounts correctly, and allowing proper access to Fiduciary accounts not only during life but also at the death of a Fiduciary.
It is highly recommended you have a copy of your financial institution's account agreement and signature card to use as a reference during the sessions.