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Thursday, December 1, 2022 Live Webcast

Surgent's Handbook for Mastering Basis, Distributions, and Loss Limitation Issues for S Corporations, LLCs, and Partnerships (E2212071)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Registration: 8:30 AM EST

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8.0 CPE Credits in TX

OVERVIEW

The most difficult concepts to master when dealing with flow-through business entities are the basis and distribution concepts. Major error and malpractice issues occur if the CPA does not fully understand the impact of these rules. This course is designed to focus on the practical applications of these rules.

This course features a live instructor and has been specifically designed for the NJCPA.

DESIGNED FOR

CPAs who prepare both individual and flow-through business entity tax returns and need a thorough grasp of these significant issues

BENEFITS

  • Applicable coverage of any basis considerations within any recent tax legislation enacted before the presentation
  • Discuss new pass-through basis calculations required as attachments to certain individual returns
  • Executor’s new IRS form for disclosing basis in certain distributed property; what about the basis of a property distribution from a trust?
  • How §179 limitations affect basis and how tax-benefit rule is applied
  • Basis implications of personal assets converted to business use
  • How to calculate basis of inherited qualified and joint tenancy property
  • Impact of CARES and Tax Relief Acts of 2020: Section 163(j) modifications, Section 461(L) suspension, effect of PPP loan forgiveness on partners’ outside bases
  • The new tax basis reporting requirement for partnerships and 2020 presentation changes made to Forms 1065 and 1120-S Schedule K-1
  • S corporations: Beware of final IRS regulations regarding “open debt”; determine how to calculate basis; worksheets are included; understand the effect of stock basis and debt basis and IRS’s recent focus on “at-risk basis” for shareholders; recognize how AAA applies or doesn’t apply to S corporations; learn to apply the complex basis ordering rules and special elections that can have a big tax result; discuss loss limitation rules in depth; when you can have a taxable dividend in an S corporation; understand distributions of cash and property; understand the post-termination transition rules, and temporary new TCJA post-termination rules for eligible corporations, which will be important for S Corps returning to C corps
  • LLCs and partnerships: Learn the detailed rules of §704 for preventing the shifting of tax consequences among partners or members; learn to calculate basis under §704 & for “at-risk” under §465; recognize how recourse, nonrecourse, and qualified nonrecourse debt can create significantly different tax results; learn the difference between basis and “at-risk basis”; review §754 step-up in basis rules; the economic effect equivalence test or “dumb-but-lucky” rule; learn to apply the complex rules of distribution of cash vs. property, TCJA cleans up the basis treatment of charitable contributions and foreign taxes paid

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Determine initial basis and organizing tax-free under §351 and §721
  • Understand what affects basis and how to treat distributions
  • Pass the four loss limitation hurdles to deduct pass-through losses

COURSE LEVEL

Intermediate

PREREQUISITES

Experience in business taxation

ADVANCE PREPARATION

None

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Qualifies for IRS credit>/li>

INSTRUCTOR

John Evanich

John L. Evanich, CPA

Surgent Professional Education

John L. Evanich, Jr., CPA, is a retired tax partner, formerly with CohnReznick, LLP - the 10th-largest CPA firm in the country. For more than 40 years, John specialized in working with professional service businesses, LLCs, LLPs, and S corporations on tax planning and other tax matters important to them. John has represented taxpayers on hundreds of IRS appeals and court petitions. With over 40 years of experience in public accounting, John is a past president of the Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA), a past member of their Board of Governors, and a former trustee of their Educational Trust Fund. He is also a former member of AICPA Council. Mr. Evanich has lectured and written extensively on tax issues, both locally and nationally. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. In 2015 and 2016, he received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of his consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills. He has also served as chairman of many CTCPA committees, most notably the Federal Taxation, State Taxation, Public Relations, and Technical Consultation Services committees. John has also testified on tax matters of concern to middle- and upper-income taxpayers, as well as small businesses, before the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as various Connecticut state legislative committees. Mr. Evanich received a bachelor’s degree in accounting with honors from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and completed all course work in the Master’s in Taxation program at Pace University in New York City.

PRICING

$439.00 - Nonmember

$289.00 - Member

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