This course examines and explains the basics of corporate taxation. The focus is on regular or C corporations, their formation, and operation under tax law. The advantages and disadvantage of corporations are examined; incorporation and capitalization issues are discussed; and, basic tax rates and specialty taxes are reviewed. The tax treatment of operational expenses and deductions are outlined; and accounting periods and methods are explored. Finally, the dangers of multiple corporations and corporate distributions are highlighted.
Delivery Method: Online Self Study
Advanced Preparation: None
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Author: Danny Santucci
Field of Study: Taxes
Passing Score: 70%
Publication Date: 02/06/2017
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1. Recognize the key elements of regular corporations, specify their advantages and disadvantages noting tax treatment, and determine how to distinguish them from PSC corporations.
2. Identify the Section 351 requirements for tax free incorporation, recognize the impact of the transfer of money, property or both by prospective shareholders, and determine the availability of Section 1244 for stock losses and Section 195 amortization of start-up expenditures.
3. Identify the corporate alternative minimum tax noting the small corporation exemption, specify the corporate tax consequences of capital gains and losses, and recognize ways to avert the accumulated earnings trap noting the potential use of the accumulated earnings credit.
4. Determine accounting periods and methods available to corporations and specify the tax consequences of liquidating property distributions.
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