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Delve into topics focused on how the tax results of an S corporation are allocated among the shareholders.
The determination of the nature of the allocated items can dramatically alter the shareholder level tax consequences. When stock ownership changes during the S corporation's year, a complex set of rules determines the allocation among shareholders. Consider how these rules apply when new stock is issued, redeemed, or sold.
If there is a mid-year termination of the S election, the rules that determine the taxable income of the S corporation and C corporation can determine not only the amount of tax but also who bears the tax cost of operating the business. We will discuss these rules and the related tax compliance requirements.
Understanding the basics of taxation of corporations, S corporations, and partnerships.
CPAs and attorneys.
John McWilliams, CPA, Esq. is professor of accounting at Golden Gate University. Previously he was a professor of accounting at San Francisco State University. He began his career as a tax adviser with a Big Four CPA firm. For more than 30 years, while teaching, he has been a tax adviser to lawyers and CPAs regarding the tax matters of their clients. His areas of expertise include tax issues related to buying and selling privately-held businesses, financially-troubled businesses, business restructuring and reorganization, and ownership succession to employees or family members.
McWilliams has been active in CalCPA, having served as president of the San Francisco Chapter, chair of the Financial Literacy Initiative, member of the CalCPA Board of Directors serving as Vice Chair, and member of the Accounting Education Committee. He has served as a California representative to the AICPA Council, and as a member of two AICPA Tax Division Technical Resource Panels (Corporations, and Shareholders and Partnerships). McWilliams is the original author of two chapters of the CCH Expert Treatise Library: “Federal Taxation of Corporations,” and “Shareholders.”