||Field Of Study
|Interactive Self Study
||Basic Understanding of Taxes
|Basic to Intermediate
||Danny Santucci, CPA
Americans who want to be their own boss are not entirely on their own. They have a rich uncle - Uncle Sam - who is there to help, as well as to make demands. The nation's tax laws are intended to encourage people to start new businesses and are chock full of incentives and tax breaks, as well as sometimes onerous reporting requirements. This course is a fast-paced and entertaining guide through tax issues affecting business entities and their owners. The focus of this class is on tax devices and techniques available to the small-business owner. Emphasis will be given to operational deductions, fringe benefits, compensation, family income splitting, retirement plans, and estate planning.
Who Should Attend: CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Tax Professionals
CHAPTER 1 Structure, Reporting & Accounting
CHAPTER 2 Business Income, Credits & Assets
CHAPTER 3 Selected Business Expenses
CHAPTER 4 Employee Compensation & Benefits
CHAPTER 5 Automobiles
CHAPTER 6 Business Travel & Entertainment
CHAPTER 7 Retirement Plans
CHAPTER 8 Insurance
CHAPTER 9 Estate Planning
1. Recognize sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations as organizational formats for new and existing businesses.
2. Identify how choice of entity relates to the type of records to keep, noting issues related to substantiation and documentation.
3. Specify available accounting periods and methods and the methods for identifying and valuing inventory items.