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Choosing the Best Entity Structure Under the Tax Law in 2014 (CBES14)
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The individual and corporate rates in 2014 and beyond demand a reconsideration of current businesses and a different analysis for new ventures. By comparing and contrasting the tax aspects of C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, and LLCs, this course focuses on distinctions that can make big differences. This in-depth course will cover planning opportunities and potential pitfalls in developing a business structure.

12/9/2014
When: 12/9/2014
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, Louisiana  70508
Presenter: Edward L. Sixt


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Tax rates are always an important factor in choosing the form of business organization, and the individual and corporate rates in 2014 and beyond demand a reconsideration of current businesses and a different analysis for new ventures. By comparing and contrasting the tax aspects of C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, and limited liability companies, this course focuses on distinctions that can make big differences. This in-depth course will cover planning opportunities and potential pitfalls in developing a business structure. This course is a must for all practitioners.

 

Designed for: CPAs who are considering starting a new business or who advise clients on the form of business organization that is best in light of recent tax law changes

Objectives:

  • Identify the various business organizations available and their nontax criteria
  • Distinguish the tax characteristics of a sole proprietorship, LLC/partnership, S corporation, and C corporation
  • Understand the formation and exit strategy tax issues

Highlights:

  • Tax considerations in the organization of an enterprise and the pitfalls to avoid
  • Non-tax considerations
  • How income tax rates affect choice of entity
  • Formation of a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, single-member LLC, S corporation, and C corporation.
  • Practical guidelines on what entity structure to use under various circumstances, and relevant, recent changes in the law
  • Comparing and contrasting the tax aspects of partnerships with sole proprietorships, S corporations with partnerships, C corporations with S corporations, and partnerships with C corporations, and limited liability companies with all other entities
  • Choice of entity in structuring real estate investments or a professional business
  • Fringe benefits and retirement plans: which entities have special advantages
  • Liquidations, dissolutions, and dispositions of a business
  • Reviewing the issues in light of the changing tax rate on dividends and capital gains
  • Impact of the manufacturers’ deduction on choice of entity
  • Are C corporations the wave of the future? The impact of Section 1202

 

Requisite Knowledge: A basic course in partnerships/LLCs and in S corporations

 

Speaker: Edward L. Sixt
Vendor: Surgent McCoy
Field of Study: Taxation
Level: Intermediate
CPE Credits: 8

Note: Qualifies for CFP credit

 

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