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CPE Self-Study

Tax Staff Essentials, Level 2 - Experienced Staff

Publisher: AICPA
  • $549.00-$689.00
    Tax Staff Essentials, Level 2 - Experienced Staff Online Access Product #: 157723
    AICPA Member: $549.00
    Non-Member: $689.00
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    Contact a representative for group pricing or on-site training opportunities. 800.634.6780 (Option 1) | Contact Us Product #: GT-TSE.LEVEL2

Tax Staff Essentials, Level 2 is designed for junior tax staff who want to take on a wider variety of firm engagements and establish a supervisory role within the firm. Level 2 will broaden your tax knowledge in the areas of multistate taxation, C Corporations, accounting methods and periods and choice of entity. Key subject matters covered include Inventory Valuation and Property Transactions which will be essential for servicing more complex clients. The Tax Staff Essentials courses establish a strong set of skills necessary to grow the abilities and confidence of junior and senior level staff, allowing them to work with greater independence and expand their role in your firm.

Courses Included:

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Identify the benefits of forming a corporation
  • Understand reasonable compensation issues with respect to a Closely Held Business
  • Analyze the best retirement plan recommendation for a corporation
  • Describe how partnerships and LLCs opting to be treated as partnerships will report their federal taxable income to the IRS
  • Determine the tax basis of assets transferred to a partnership or LLC at formation
  • Explain the deferral of realized gain or loss on a like-kind property exchange
  • Recognize the potential impact of depreciation recapture
  • Explain the allowable inventory valuation methods for tax purposes and how to choose the most beneficial in various scenarios
  • Estimate the tax value of ending inventory under the chosen method
  • Understand and apply the basic rules for a change in accounting method
  • Prepare the Federal Form 3115 – Application for Change in Accounting Method and understand how and when this form should be filed by the taxpayer
  • Understand the key principles of multistate taxation
  • Distinguish differences between apportionment and allocation of income
  • Develop basic approaches to state income tax planning with emphasis on the latest developments in economic nexus

Key Topics

  • C Corporation formation and Section 1244 Stock
  • Corporate net operating losses
  • Salaries, employee benefits, and retirement plans
  • Taxation of property transactions under IRC sections 1231, 1245, 1250
  • LLC formation and Check-the-Box rules
  • Partnership and LLC profit and loss allocations
  • Multistate Income apportionment and allocation
  • Nexus, UDITPA, MTC
  • Section 263A, Inventory methods
  • Choosing an Accounting Method
  • Accounting Method changes

This comprehensive, integrated curriculum provides tax training for four different experience levels and is available in four different formats: Online, On-site, Tax Schools and Webcasts.

For more info, visit the Tax Staff Essentials website.

Discounts

Tax Section Members Receive Additional Savings!

When you log into this website with your AICPA member user account, the section/credential discount will be automatically applied during checkout. Should you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org. Find out more information on the Tax Section.

Multiple Participant Discounts:

Contact a representative by completing a brief Online Form or calling 800.634.6780 (option 1) for information on a discounted rate.

On-Demand:

The On-demand offers immediate access to courses with discounts available for 3+ participants.

On-Site:

The On-site program may be purchased for 10+ participants with an AICPA instructor or as a guide for using your own subject matter expert.

NOTE: If you wish to enroll Tax Section members in your group purchase, you must speak with a representative to ensure that section discounts are applied.

*Add Tax section in the same order and receive your first year of membership for FREE. Free Tax section offer is only applicable when you buy Tax Staff Essentials self-study Level 1 or Level 2. Orders must be placed by or before December 31st, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. This offer cannot be combined with section and credential discounts. It cannot be combined with any other special offers or group sales; not valid on previous purchases or section renewals. Discount is non-transferrable.

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About the Publisher

AICPA

About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

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