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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Live Webcast

Advanced Critical Tax Issues for S Corporations (X1-ACTS-2022-01-WEBNR-26-01)

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

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8.0 CPE Credits in TX


This seminar will go beyond the basics and address important, practical issues that every experienced practitioner must know about S corporations.


All practitioners and controllers who have attended a basic S corporation course and want to understand more complex issues and their practical implications.


  • Understand how stock basis, AAA, and other limitations are determined
  • Appreciate how corporation planning can be used in an S corporation to change the effects of the one-class-of-stock rule
  • Understand what S corporation issues are being debated with the Service, settled in courts, and guided by administrative decisions


  • Cases, rulings and tax law changes
  • Compensation planning
  • Using redemptions
  • Planning for liquidation
  • Tax issues for family ownership
  • Impact of the new tax on net investment income on sales of S corporation stock
  • Stock basis: loss limitations, AAA and distribution issues
  • Debt basis: what the regulations on back-to-back loans mean to investors
  • Estate planning, including buy-sell agreements, QSubs, ESBTs and uses of life insurance
  • Built-in gains: the 5-year recognition period
  • S corporation structuring
  • Methods of accounting
  • New legislation on mortgage interest reporting, basis, statute of limitations, and tax return due dates




A basic course in S corporations; some experience in advising S corporations and their shareholders.




  • This seminar qualifies for CFP credit.
  • This seminar qualifies for IRS credit.


Susan Smith

Susan Smith, CPA

Surgent Professional Education

Susan Smith manages her own firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and business owners and is also a frequent speaker at tax conferences. Smith was a Senior Manager in the tax departments of Price Waterhouse and Peat Marwick (the predecessor of KPMG). While at Price Waterhouse, she also held the national specialist designation for the real estate and partnership tax practices. During her time at Peat Marwick, Smith led the real estate and tax practices locally. She was an associate adjunct professor at Widener University in the master's taxation program. Her ratings have consistently exceeded 4.7 on a scale of 5.0. Smith is a two-time recipient of the James L. McCoy Discussion Leader of the Year Award for excellence in teaching. And in 2015 and 2016, she received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of her consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills. Smith earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an accounting concentration, from the University of Toledo.


$259.00 - Member

$279.00 - Nonmember

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