Staff Tax Training: Partnerships and LLCs (Form 1065) | 4172128A

Date :
December 11, 2017 — December 12, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location :
Los Angeles Airport
Facility :
Westin Los Angeles Airport
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CPE Credits :
CPE 16.00, MCLE 13.00, IRS-TX 16.00, CFP 16.00, CTEC-TX 16.00
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This two-day training course provides a comprehensive understanding of the federal income tax laws applicable to partnerships, LLCs and LLPs, and their owners. In this course you will discuss recent tax laws and theories and real-world case scenarios that teach the preparation and review of tax forms and schedules.

Each participant will receive a comprehensive partnership/LLC income tax reference manual that includes practice aids; real-world examples; new federal income tax forms and schedules; and the Phoenix Beach Quick Reference Chart.



  • Recognize the federal income tax laws applicable to partnerships and LLCs and their partners.
  • Outline and prepare Form 1065 income tax return and related schedules with minimal review points.

Major Subjects:

  • Extensive review of the partnership tax laws with an emphasis on any new legislative changes.
  • Overview of different forms of business entities including the check-the-box regulations.
  • Formation issues including the mandatory allocation of the §704(c) pre-contribution gain or losses back to the contributing partner/member.
  • Schedule K and K-1—preparation issues including separately and non-separately stated income and expense items.
  • Understand the substantial economic effect requirement to have special allocations to the partners/members.
  • Allocation of recourse and non-recourse debt to the schedule K-1s.
  • Deductibility of fringe benefits including health insurance premiums.
  • Guaranteed payments and self-employment tax issues and pitfalls.
  • Overview of calculating a partner/member’s outside basis and discuss how partnership losses and deductions can be limited to basis and the at-risk rules.
  • §754 election for optional basis adjustments triggering §743 (transfer of interests) and §734 (distributions).
  • Taxable year end issues.
  • Partnership liquidation and distribution tax ramifications at both the partnership and partner level.

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Tax return preparers, staff accountants and paraprofessionals with little or no experience, as well as out of practice public accountants seeking a comprehensive basic partnership and LLC income tax course.


Mark Vanden Berge, CPA
Mark Vanden Berge has over 30 years of experience in the field of public accounting. After graduating from Northwestern College, he accepted a staff position with a local CPA firm where he was exposed to all areas of public accounting. Four years later, he accepted a position with a regional CPA firm in its tax division. After two years, he was in charge of the tax division and primarily responsible for over 500 tax clients. After three years, he established his own firm, Vanden Berge, Inc., in Sioux Falls, SD, and still operates that firm as CEO and president. The firm assists its clients in all areas of taxation, business planning, and financial consulting. This broad background has provided Vanden Berge with a wide range of experiences in the areas of taxation, business, and finance. Vanden Berge has lectured on taxation subjects for several years receiving numerous perfect scores for knowledge and presentation.
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