The Top 50 Business Tax Mistakes Practitioners Make and How to Fix them (BTBB16)
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When: 11/14/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Wyndham Shreveport
1419 E. 70th Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Pamela Davis-Vaughn

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Acronym BTBB16
CPE 8 hours
Vendor Surgent McCoy CPE
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Experience with business clients
Adv Prep None
Who should attend

CPAs who wish to get a broader insight into tax planning by understanding the significant mistakes professionals can make and how to avoid them

Registration Early Bird
(through 10/30)
(after 10/30)
Member $289 $339
CPA Non-Member $389 $439

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


If only we could see ourselves as others see us. Learn the traps practitioners fall into – before you make the mistake. Attend this enjoyable yet very informative course that will explore, in a practical way, the top errors made in compliance and tax planning for business entities. The focus of this course is how to avoid these missteps and plan for a better tax result. Practitioners will benefit from a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to their practice.


  • Recognize business transactions that have significant tax effects and the need to do proper tax planning.
  • Be aware of the most substantial mistakes that practitioners can make in dealing with the tax aspects of businesses


  • Don't get caught watching the paint dry
  • Understanding practice ground rules
  • Keeping an eye on possible upcoming changes
  • Transferring assets to a corporation results in gift tax
  • Can I amend prior returns to correct an impermissible accounting method?
  • S Corporations: Just what is causing inadvertent terminations today? It happens more than you think! Plus errors in basis, structuring debt, distributions and liquidation
  • LLCs and partnerships: Mistakes in allocation of debt, fringe benefits, unreimbursed expenses; oversight in not taking into account limitations at the entity level; and pension issues
  • C Corporations: Keeping a stock redemption a capital transaction; and why small business owners should consider taking dividends
  • Travel and entertainment: tricks and traps
  • Related party transactions: explore business issues and the significant tax problems that can occur with failure to recognize a related party transaction
  • Is there a flexible standard of law for small closely held businesses?