Becoming a Tax Ninja: Tax Accounting Methods Part 1 (Completed)

Date: Monday, September 26, 2022
Instructor: Greg White
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

This is a hands-on approach to unleashing large deductions for your clients, and helping your clients avoid significant tax risks before they mushroom into major tax issues. Buried deep in the Internal Revenue Code are the mysteries of accounting methods. These have traditionally been to exclusive province of only large accounting firms; you can bring this critical tax tool to your clients. We’ll cover the big issues, and how to make these changes with hands-on, real-life examples and filled-out Forms 3115.

Topics Covered

  • Accounting method rules and the statute of limitations
  • Taxable years that must be used by entities like S corps, partnership, trusts and estate
  • The "four-year" spread for "positive" accounting method adjustments
  • Distinguishing between elections and accounting method changes

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize whether the accounting method rules override the statute of limitations
  • Compute the "four-year" spread for "positive" accounting method adjustments
  • Identify "automatic" accounting method changes
  • Compute section 481(a) adjustments
    • This can result in large current write-offs


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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