Surgent’s Forms 1120-S and 1065 Return Review Boot Camp for New and Experienced Reviewers (SSTX814/24)
Most review techniques developed by professionals are self-taught and fine-tuned via experience. Yet how does one start? The purpose of this course is to give both new and seasoned reviewers additional and advanced procedures via a multitude of checklists to more thoroughly review S corporation and partnership tax returns. Its emphasis is not planning; rather, it is to develop a strategy to properly review a return effectively and thoroughly. The course includes dozens of “practice tips for new reviewers” and is updated for impacts of newly enacted legislation.
Senior-level staff new to the review process or experienced staff members looking to update and/or expand their review procedures
Expand the process involved in reviewing applicable tax returns Identify the most common areas that result in errors Document a review, including consideration of risk management
Reviews of portions of error-prone staff-prepared Forms 1120-S and 1065 from client-provided information Be aware of legislative changes How to reduce input errors. When and how to rely on third-party data import software What are common errors preparers make and what are the areas generating malpractice claims? Initial administrative groundwork The importance of Schedule M-1. Learn how various schedules are related and learn how to self-review Overview of new Schedules K-2 and K-3 Don’t fall prey to reporting oddities When can seemingly separately stated Schedule K items actually be trade or business items to report on Forms 1120-S or 1065? Form 1120-S – What exactly is terminating S elections today? How do I recognize a second class of stock? Maintaining shareholder basis schedules; beware of final IRS regulations regarding open debt; the default method of calculating basis versus the election under Section 1367; can an S corporation distribute earnings and profits from C corporation years? Form 1065; New tax reporting requirement for partners’ capital balances Why use Section 704(b) to maintain capital accounts; Section 704(c) regulations for preventing the shifting of tax consequences among partners or members; allocating recourse, nonrecourse, and qualified nonrecourse debt; a review of Section 754 step-up in basis rules Discussion of more complex transactions included in corporate structures Multiple checklists of efficient procedures to identify potential issues on an 1120-S or 1065 tax return
Experience in preparing Forms 1120-S or 1065, reviewing diagnostics, and preparing workpapers