Event Description:The business in-depth class is the central reference point manual for preparing business tax returns. Similar to our 1040 class, this course begins with detailed discussions of business tax changes that have occurred during the year, whether from Congress, the IRS or the courts. The business in depth class includes an in-depth summary of business tax provisions of the 2010 Health Care Bill including penalties, credits and requirements.
We then move to business formation issues including tax-free organization and choice of entity decisions. This class then provides an in-depth look at the tax organization, filing and compliance issues for all 3 of the major forms of business entities.
The discussion of S corporations includes elections, late “S” election, allowed shareholders, basis rules, distributions and accounting issues as well as the use of ESBT’s, QSST’s and the Q-Sub. The “S” discussion provides the forms, elections and statements needed to convert a sole proprietor to an S corporation or to convert an LLC to an s corporation, as well as the guidance needed to convert a C corporation. The rare 338 step-up election for S corporations is discussed in example form and we also provide the instructions and elections to make a deemed dividend election or to distribute E&P before AAA. We also discuss troublesome operating issues such as officer compensation, debt basis, suspended losses and non-cash distributions.
The discussion of C corporations provides guidance on tax operating characteristics of the C corporation including accounting methods, choice of year-end, capital losses, net operating losses and a summary of consolidated return rules. Our discussion of C corporate reasonable compensation also includes an analysis of constructive dividend problems and concludes with a review of such problem issues as personal holding companies (PHC), personal service companies (PSC) and the accumulated earnings tax (AET).