• Course Information

    Title: Selected Business Expenses
    Category: Taxation
    Field of Study: Taxes
    Course Code: T011-0139
    CPE Credits: 2.0
    Price: $19.95
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Description

Description:
Business expenses are the costs of carrying on a trade or business, and they are usually deductible if the business is operated to make a profit. This mini-course reviews various expenses that businesses may deduct and the requirements that must be met for those expenses to qualify for deduction. Furthermore, practitioners can use this as a guide to determine which of their clients' taxes are deductible as business expenses.

Delivery Method: Online Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

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Course Details

Author: Danny Santucci

Category: Taxation

Field of Study: Taxes

Passing Score: 70%

Publication Date: 02/02/2017

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Objectives

Objectives:
1. Cite the elements of Section 162 and the limitations imposed by the not-for-profit provisions noting how these elements and restrictions impact business deductions such as cost of goods sold, leases, taxes, loan points, and interest expense.
2. Determine the corporate dividends received deduction, identify the cost allocation on the business use of a residence and specify casualties, thefts and research costs in the context of business deductions under Section 162.
3. Recognize the various methods of amortization for business startup, organizational costs, and Section 179 intangibles with the cost depletion methods used on natural resources.
4. Identify depreciation rules related to ACRS and MACRS, and cite the elements of the business bad debt provisions under Section 166.

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Profession

NASBA: Yes

QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: Enrolled Agents Program Number 263UK-T-00155-14-S

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