CPE Course Buying and Selling a Business: Tax and Structuring Overview

June 23, 2021

1:15pm — 4:45pm

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Member Price $139.50
Non-member Price $189.50

Curriculum Taxation

Field of Interest Taxation (General)

Level Intermediate

Designed For

All practitioners who will be involved in the sale of a business

4.00 credits

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Objective

  • Understand the CPA’s role in the beginning of the transaction and throughout the process
  • Identify the different tax consequences for various forms of acquired businesses
  • Identify the tax consequences to the seller of various forms of businesses, including the impact of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) and the §199A pass-through deduction
  • Appreciate §338 and §338(h)(10) elections and the benefits of installment sales

 

 

Highlights

One of the major transactions CPA clients enter into is a purchase or disposition of a business. To help tax professionals in advising those clients, this course offers a comprehensive analysis of the business and tax aspects of buying and selling a business. It is a practical guide to help practitioners and industry CPAs understand structuring techniques. All CPAs, including controllers and executives in industry, should understand how difficult the process of buying and selling a business has become.

  • An overview of the beginning of the process and documents for preliminary tax planning
  • Recognizing the need for due diligence in acquisitions -- checklists of important points
  • Deemed asset sales -- Is §338 or §338(h)(10) appropriate?
  • The impact of the §197 amortizable intangibles regulations on the acquisition and disposition of a business
  • How to allocate purchase price for tax advantage
  • Planning to avoid double taxation under repeal of the General Utilities doctrine
  • Special problems and opportunities when an S corporation is the buyer or seller
  • Installment sale and interest issues
  • Avoiding tax pitfalls and recognition of tax planning opportunities
  • Unique issues in buying and selling of LLC/partnership interests
  • Impact of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) and the §199A pass-through deduction on the tax due on the sale of a pass-through entity
  • Individually owned goodwill

Instructors

Mr. Edward Harter CPA

Edward A. Harter is a general practitioner in Canton, Ohio, who provides accounting and tax services to his clients. Ed has been a partner in a multi-office firm with ten partners, a one-office firm with two partners, and a sole practitioner with only one support person. He has instructed CPE programs for 49 years and has presented CPE in all 50 states with consistent "excellent" ratings from program participants. In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, he received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of his consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills. He is continually commended for his ability to reduce complicated tax concepts to understandable English with his "real world" examples. In addition, he has held a number of leadership positions in The Ohio Society of CPAs. Ed is a graduate of Kent State University.close

Prerequisites

A basic course in partnerships/LLCs; experience with C corporations

Developer

Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

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