This CPE course is a comprehensive introduction to the nature of S corporations and how they are treated for income tax purposes. You will examine some of the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation and then go through the requirements for electing to be an S corporation. You will also review the rules for operating an S corporation.
Qualifications of S corporations
Election, termination, and revocation
Choice of year-end
Allocations of profits and losses
Distributions and shareholder basis
Reporting and filing requirements
Conversion of C corporation with prior retained earnings
Passive Activity Rules, Fringe Benefits, and Other Considerations
When you complete this course you will be able to:
Determine when an S Corporation may be advantageous for a business.
Identify the requirements that must be met to qualify as an S corporation.
Recognize individuals and entities that are eligible to own S corporation stock.
Determine how to make a proper S corporation election.
Determine income or loss that passes through to the shareholder.
Define and explain the concept of distributions.
Recognize active and passive income and determine material participation as it relates to an individual S corporation shareholder.
Advance Preparation: None
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