One of the major transactions CPA clients enter into is a purchase or disposition of a business. To help tax professionals in advising those clients, this course offers a comprehensive analysis of the business and tax aspects of buying and selling a business. It is a practical guide to help practitioners and industry CPAs understand structuring techniques. All CPAs, including controllers and executives in industry, should understand how difficult the process of buying and selling a business has become.
All practitioners who will be involved in the sale of a business.
- Understand the CPA’s role in the beginning of the transaction and throughout the process
- Identify the different tax consequences for various forms of acquired businesses
- Identify the tax consequences to the seller of various forms of businesses, including the impact of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) and the §199A pass-through deduction
- Appreciate §338 and §338(h)(10) elections and the benefits of installment sales
- An overview of the beginning of the process and documents for preliminary tax planning
- Recognizing the need for due diligence in acquisitions -- checklists of important points
- Deemed asset sales -- Is §338 or §338(h)(10) appropriate?
- The impact of the §197 amortizable intangibles regulations on the acquisition and disposition of a business
- How to allocate purchase price for tax advantage
- Planning to avoid double taxation under repeal of the General Utilities doctrine
- Special problems and opportunities when an S corporation is the buyer or seller
- Installment sale and interest issues
- Avoiding tax pitfalls and recognition of tax planning opportunities
- Unique issues in buying and selling of LLC/partnership interests
- Impact of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) and the §199A pass-through deduction on the tax due on the sale of a pass-through entity
- Individually owned goodwill
A basic course in partnerships/LLCs; experience with C corporations.