This comprehensive case-driven training is designed to get the accountant up to speed quickly in the area of basis calculations and distribution planning for the owners of pass-thru entities (i.e., S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs)). The cornerstone of this course is the line-by-line analysis of the Schedule K-1s and how it affects the basis calculations.
Once participants have completed this session they should be able to: List the 3 main reasons for calculating a shareholder's basis in a S corporation and partner/member's basis in a partnership/LLC Calculate the stock and debt basis for S corporation shareholders Calculate the basis for partners and members of a LLC Calculate losses allowed from at-risk activities Review the Form 1120S and Form 1065 Schedule K-1s to determine how the line items affect basis calculations and get reported on the individual owner's Form 1040
This session is taught using a Hands-On methodology. Real world examples and cases are used to demonstrate the complex income tax code and regulations to enhance the participants learning experience. Each attendee will receive the most comprehensive reference manual with numerous practice aids, real world examples, and case studies. Topics include but are not limited to: Line-by-line analysis of the Schedule K-1s to determine how the items affect a S shareholder's stock and debt basis and a partner/member's outside basis and where the items get reported on Federal individual income tax return The three loss and deduction limitations on the owner's individual income tax return (i.e. basis, at-risk and other Form 1040 limitations) How cash or non-cash distributions affect the basis calculations and whether or not they are taxable to the owners Compare the tax treatment of the sale of a shareholder's stock in a S corporation and a partner's interest in a partnership What constitutes debt basis for a S corporation shareholder under the final regulations The tax ramifications of repaying loans to S corporation shareholders and on open account debt How recourse and non-recourse debt effect a partner or member's basis calculations and amount at-risk