Webcast: Entity Choice - Tax Considerations (CAECTX16)
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When: 12/9/2016
8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
United States
Presenter: John G. McWilliams, CPA, JD

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Acronym CAECTX16
CPE 8 hours
Vendor CalCPA
Level Intermediate
Yellow Book No
Prerequisite An understanding of the taxation of corporations, S corporations, and partnerships
Who should attend CPA's and attorneys who have at least two years of experience advising privately owned businesses.
Members $245
CPA Non-Members $375

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The course considers the difference in tax consequences based on a decision to be either a partnership, S corporation or C corporation. The course considers key variables such as tax rates, double tax possibility, and special rules that are different for partnerships and corporations. The focus is on the taxation of current operations including plans to make corporate profits available to the owners and more unusual transactions such as the sale of the business or "buyout" of owner. Transfers of property for stock or partnership interests is also considered.


  • Identify and evaluate differences in tax rates applicable to corporations and individuals
  • Understand the potential for double tax for a C corporation including tax planning ideas to avoid double taxation
  • Recall special rules that are different for partnerships compared to corporations
  • Identify non-tax factors that are different for the various legal entity choices
  • Determine the importance of the difference in tax result for entity assets transferred to the owners
  • Compare the tax consequences of selling a business conducted as a partnership, S corporation, or C corporation
  • Analyze the differences between partnerships and corporations when assets are transferred for stock or a partnership interest
  • Identify differences in tax consequences at the death of an owner


  • Taxation of corporations and shareholders - potential double taxation
  • Comparison of individual and corporate tax rates
  • Special rules - differences that matter
  • Non-tax factors
  • Taxation of operations - differences beyond tax rates
  • Tax considerations of making business assets available to owners
  • Taxation of the sale of the assets of a business
  • Taxation of sale of stock or interest in the partnership
  • Transfer of assets for stock or a partnership interest
  • Death of an owner
  • Hybrid structure planning