Disregarded Entities: Now You Don't See Them, Now You Do (Completed)

Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Instructor: Bradley Burnett
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

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What is a disregarded entity (DE)? It is a business entity that is generally disregarded from its owner for federal income tax purposes, but not disregarded for (some or all) other purposes. If an entity is "disregarded" for federal income tax purposes, it may be "regarded" for other federal tax and state law purposes. Yes, indeed, a plethora of exceptions to being "disregarded" exist. This unexpected, eye opening course capably explores and drills into what the tax planner, tax preparer and taxpayer must know about the disregarded entity rules and exceptions to them.

Who Should Attend
CPAs, professionals in industry, tax planners and taxpayers desiring to maximize the asset protection features and minimize the tax disadvantages of business entity structure.

Topics Covered

  • Disregarded entities (DE)s for income, employment, excise and transfer tax purposes
  • Can an owner and DE have different methods of accounting? Oh really
  • Asset protection benefits, pitfalls and tax advantages
  • When a DE must get a separate EIN from its owner
  • Tax reporting (K-1s, 1099s, etc.) IRS matching, W-9s and backup withholding
  • Spouses owning and operating LLCs
  • Devastating employment tax liability exposure
  • Like kind exchanges and disregarded entities
  • LLC (partnership), SMLLC (single member LLC), grantor trust and QSub compared
  • LLCs, transfer (estate and gift) taxes and valuation (long live Pierre!!)
  • Nooks and crannies in the check-the-box regs and rules - Why you can't afford not to care
  • Tax effects of sale or liquidation of DEs

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how to analyze and detect when an entity is disregarded and when it is regarded
  • Identify how to take advantage of the differences between the same entity being regarded in some contexts and disregarded in others for maximum asset protection and tax savings


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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