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Buying & Selling a Business: Tax & Structuring Overview

Tuesday, October 25 8:00am - 11:30am

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1100 5th St S
Great Falls, MT 59405

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4.00 Credits

Member Price $138.00

Price will increase by $25 after 10/4

Non-Member Price $163.00

Price will increase by $25 after 10/4

Overview

All materials will be electronic only

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Prerequisites

A basic course in partnerships/LLCs; experience with C corporations.

Designed For

All practitioners who will be involved in the sale of a business.

Objectives

  • 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

Preparation

None

Leader(s):

Leader Bios

John Sherrick

John N. Sherrick, MA, CPA, is a partner of Sitrick & Associates, LLC in Bettendorf, Iowa. John prepares tax returns and financial statements for closely held companies and their owners. He also provides a variety of income tax, retirement, and estate-tax planning services for his clients. John also serves as an expert witness for business valuations and other tax and accounting issues. John has over 35 years of experience in public accounting with local firms. His experience includes a wide variety of tax and accounting issues for small businesses in a number of industries. John also has had experience in auditing and taxation of not-for-profit organizations on the local and national level. John received his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He then received his master’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. John holds CPA certificates in both Iowa and Illinois and is a member of the AICPA, the Iowa Society of CPAs, and the Illinois CPA Society.

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Non-Member Price $163.00

Member Price $138.00