S Corporations: Qualification, Election and Termination Webcast | 4173330B

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November 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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CPE 2.00, MCLE 1.50
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The use of an S corporation election can dramatically affect the tax consequences of owning a corporate business. Focus on the requirements that must be satisfied to make this tax election and the process necessary to make the election. Once the election is made, it can be voluntarily or involuntarily be terminated. Discuss possible relief for inadvertent terminations. Where termination is voluntary, tax planning opportunities will be identified and explained.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.


  • Identify and discuss the requirements that must be satisfied to make the S corporation election.
  • Recognize complications related to having trusts, estates, tax exempt and ESOP shareholders.
  • Review and application of the one class of stock requirement to accomplish continued qualification.
  • Determine tax planning ideas to accommodate economic participation by disqualified investors.
  • Identify the process that must be followed to make the election, including when the election must be made and the consequences of a defective election.
  • Recognize tax planning opportunities related to a voluntary termination.
  • Identify the possible application of the inadvertent termination rule to avoid an unplanned termination.
  • Recognize limitation on re-electing after a termination.

Major Subjects:

  • Qualified shareholder requirement
  • Trusts as shareholders
  • Estates as shareholders
  • Qualified tax exempt shareholders
  • Tax planning ideas to accommodate economic investments by disqualified investors
  • Special rules for counting number of shareholders
  • One class of stock requirement
  • Indirect preferences creating risk of failing one class of stock requirement
  • Disqualified corporations
  • Making an effective S corporation election
  • Relief for late or defective elections
  • Inadvertent termination relief for involuntary terminations
  • Reasons for involuntary termination
  • How to voluntarily revoke an S corporation election
  • Why voluntarily revoke an S corporation election
  • Tax planning related to a planned termination.
  • Re-election after termination

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Field of Interest:

Understanding the basics of taxation of corporations, S corporations and partnerships.

Designed For:

CPAs and attorneys with at least two years of experience advising privately owned businesses.


John G McWilliams, CPA, Esq, Esq.

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.”

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