Webcast: Accounting Methods and Periods (XAAMP117)
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This course provides participants with an overview of the various factors considered for the determination of the proper accounting method (such as cash, accrual) and provides detailed examples of court rulings and client examples (for specific industries) involving each. Then, the course discusses accounting periods, and considerations for changes in the accounting period of an entity. Lastly, there is a case study and example tax forms to highlight how to identify which IRS Revenue Procedures

 Export to Your Calendar 6/8/2017
When: 06/08/2017
9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Where: Webcast
AICPA
1366180:9E428160CC4F1A3CFE581505D5C71FB4
United States
Presenter: Michael Frost


Online registration is available until: 6/8/2017
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AcronymXAAMP117
CPE2 hours
VendorAICPA
Category
Taxes
LevelIntermediate
PrerequisiteThree to five years of tax experience
Adv PrepNone
Yellow Book?No
Designed forTax professionals in public accounting and within within corporate finance or tax departments
Registration
Member$99
CPA Non-Member$129

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Course Description

This course provides participants with an overview of the various factors considered for the determination of the proper accounting method (such as cash, accrual) and provides detailed examples of court rulings and client examples (for specific industries) involving each. Then, the course discusses accounting periods, and considerations for changes in the accounting period of an entity. Lastly, there is a case study and example tax forms to highlight how to identify which IRS Revenue Procedures are applicable to a given client situation, as well as how and when to prepare the Form 3115.

Topics

  • What constitutes a method
  • Cash versus accrual
  • Automatic changes
  • Changes needing permission
  • When and how to change a method
  • How to account for the change in method

Objectives
When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize when the use of the cash method is appropriate
  • Understand and apply the basic rules for a change in accounting method
  • Choose a proper accounting period under the federal tax rules
  • Identify which IRS Revenue Procedure(s) provides the guidance for a given scenario for a taxpayer to change their accounting method with the IRS
  • Prepare the Federal Form 3115 – Application for Change in
  • Accounting Method and understand how and when this form should be filed by the taxpayer.