CPE Course Preparing C Corporation Tax Returns for New Staff and Para-Professionals

December 6, 2021

9:00am — 4:45pm

Location

Member Price $259.00Register after November 15 and pay $279.00
Non-member Price $359.00Register after November 15 and pay $379.00

Curriculum Taxation

Field of Interest Taxation (General)

Level Beginning

Designed For

New staff and para-professionals involved in return preparation

Objective

  • Develop an understanding of basic preparation principles which affect all business entities
  • Learn in detail about the preparation of a Form 1120, and Schedule M-1
  • Understand the proper treatment of trial balance entries into Form 1120

Highlights

This course is a great foundation to introduce new preparers to tax rules related to business returns. The course provides new staff coverage of tax areas affecting all business entities, providing staff training which they may carry to other business entity returns. Such business tax topics include the sale of assets used in any trade or business (Form 4797), depreciation (Form 4562), deductible vs. non-deductible items, and the basics of uniform capitalization. The objective of this course is to train new staff accountants, data processing employees, para-professionals, and bookkeepers to prepare a complicated federal corporate income tax return. It is a hands-on, practical course in filling out most tax forms, with extra emphasis on form changes due to new tax law.

  • Preparation by hand of a reasonably complicated Form 1120 U.S. corporate income tax return from trial balance to completed return
  • The importance of Schedule M-1, including many adjustments in reconciling book income to tax income, and items preparation staff may look for on all business returns
  • New tax-planning strategies for depreciation deductions, including changes to §179 and depreciation as a result of new tax legislation
  • Methods of accounting -- Application and choices
  • In-depth analysis of Form 4797 dealing with depreciation recapture
  • Deductible expenses -- including rules on meals and entertainment
  • Computation of tax liability
  • Overview of many common business deductions; which are deductible and which are M-1 items?
  • How to practically handle uniform capitalization and inventory accounting for a small manufacturing concern
  • And much more

Instructors

John N. Sherrick MA, CPA

John N. Sherrick is a partner of Sitrick & Associates, LLC in Bettendorf, Iowa. He prepares tax returns and financial statements for closely held companies and their owners. He also provides a variety of income tax, retirement, and estate-tax planning services for his clients. He also serves as an expert witness for business valuations and other tax and accounting issues. He is also a discussion leader for continuing education courses in the tax arena on a national level. John was recognized by the NCACPA as an Outstanding Seminar Speaker for 2013, and he is also the recipient of the 2011 James L. McCoy Discussion Leader of the Year Award as well as a Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. John has over 45 years of experience in public accounting with local firms. His experience includes a wide variety of tax and accounting issues for small businesses in a number of industries. He also has had experience in auditing and taxation of not-for-profit organizations on the local and national level. Sherrick received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He then received his Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. He is licensed in both Iowa and Illinois and is a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society.close

Prerequisites

None

Developer

Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

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