CPE Course Forms 1120S and 1065 Return Review Boot Camp for New and Experienced Reviewers

December 8, 2020

9:00Am — 4:45pm

Location

Member Price $279.00
Non-member Price $379.00

Curriculum Taxation

Field of Interest Taxation (General)

Level Intermediate

Designed For

Senior-level staff new to the review process or experienced staff members looking to update and/or expand their review procedures

 

Objective

Most review techniques developed by professionals are self-taught and fine-tuned via experience. Yet how does one start? The purpose of this course is to give both new and seasoned reviewers additional and advanced procedures via a multitude of checklists to more thoroughly review S corporation and partnership tax returns. Its emphasis is not planning; rather, it is to develop a strategy to properly review a return effectively and thoroughly. The course includes dozens of “practice tips for new reviewers” and is updated for impacts of newly enacted legislation.

  • Expand the process involved in reviewing applicable tax returns
  • Identify the most common areas that result in errors
  • Document a review, including consideration of risk management
  • Highlights

  • Reviews of portions of error-prone “staff-prepared” Forms 1120S and 1065 from client-provided information
  • What are common errors preparers make and what are the areas generating malpractice claims?
  • Initial administrative groundwork
  • The importance of Schedule M-1
  • Don’t fall prey to reporting oddities
  • When can seemingly separately stated Schedule K items actually be trade or business items to report on Forms 1120S or 1065, page 1?
  • Form 1120S – What exactly is terminating S elections today? How do I recognize a second class of stock? Maintaining shareholder basis schedules; beware of final IRS regulations regarding “open debt”; the default method of calculating basis versus the election under §1367; can an S corporation distribute earnings and profits from C corporation years?
  • Form 1065 – Why use §704(b) to maintain capital accounts; §704(c) regulations for preventing the shifting of tax consequences among partners or members; allocating recourse, nonrecourse, and qualified nonrecourse debt; a review of §754 step-up in basis rules
  • Multiple checklists of efficient procedures to identify potential issues on an 1120S or 1065 tax return
  • Instructors

    Sali Sheafor

    With twenty years of accounting experience, Sali Sheafor works with clients all over the United States. She is currently licensed in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Florida. Armed with an education from the University of Wisconsin system, she earned her certification and went on to create her own public accounting firm, TAP Consulting, LLC. She has enjoyed the opportunity to teach accounting to students in her area as well. While accounting and taxes are her first hobbies and she relishes the challenges of the ever-changing accounting world, she also enjoys snowmobiling, gardening, biking, and community service.close

    Prerequisites

    Experience in preparing Forms 1120S and 1065, reviewing diagnostics, and preparing workpapers

    Developer

    Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

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