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Tax Law Basics, Business Structures, and Formation of a Corporation
- Describe the sources of tax law and the role of the IRS and courts in interpreting and shaping tax law.
- Compare advantages and disadvantages of alternate forms of business.
- Explain the process of applying check-the-box regulations in determining the business entity election.
- Determine the tax consequences of forming a corporation.
Basics of Flow-Through Entities (S Corporations and Partnerships)
- Determine which items are separately stated and items included in ordinary income of an S corporation and partnership.
- Calculate the ownersâ distributive share and ownersâ basis.
- Compare the tax law requirements for the formations of an S corporation and partnership.
Distributions and Termination of Interests in S Corporations and Partnerships
- Distinguish between liquidating and nonliquidating distributions.
- Explain the process of terminating an S election and the tax consequences of the termination.
Corporate Tax Elections and Operations
- Apply deductions unique to corporations to compute corporate taxable income.
- Analyze the basic tax elections available to the corporation.
- Identify tax preference items and adjustments in the context of the alternative minimum tax.
- Distinguish between current and accumulated earnings and profits.
- Calculate earnings and profits.
- Determine the tax consequences of nonliquidating property distributions and stock dividends.
- Determine the tax consequence of the redemption of stock.
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