Certified Public Accountants
Buying and Selling A Business: Critical Tax and Structuring Issues

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Date: October 29, 2018
Location: Mahoney State Park, Ashland
Course Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Registration Begins: 8:00 AM
One of the major transactions CPA clients enter into is a purchase or disposition of a business. To help tax professionals in advising those clients, this course offers a comprehensive analysis of the business and tax aspects of buying and selling a business. It is a practical guide to help practitioners and industry CPAs understand structuring techniques. All CPAs, including controllers and executives in industry, should understand how difficult the process of buying and selling a business has become.
* Understand what factors must be considered in due diligence and in developing a valuation * Identify the different tax consequences for various forms of acquired business * Appreciate §338 and §338(h)(10) elections and the benefits of installment sales * Learn how strategies may change under new tax legislation
* Spreadsheet analysis to develop an offer price using the discounted cash flow and alternate valuation methods * Understanding confidentiality agreements, memorandums of understanding, and asset purchase agreements * Recognizing the need for due diligence in acquisitions -- checklists of important points * Deemed asset sales -- Is §338 or §338(h)(10) appropriate? * The impact of the §197 amortizable intangibles regulations on the acquisition and disposition of a business * How to allocate purchase price for tax advantage * Changes in strategy under the new tax laws * Liquidations as alternatives to sales of a business * Planning to avoid double taxation under repeal of the General Utilities doctrine * Special problems and opportunities when an S corporation is the buyer or seller * Installment sale and interest issues * Avoiding tax pitfalls and recognition of tax planning opportunities * Bootstrap acquisitions * State tax issues * Unique issues in buying and selling of LLC/partnership interests * Individually owned goodwill
Who Should Attend
All practitioners who will be involved in the sale of a business

Course Level Intermediate
Prerequisites A basic course in partnerships/LLCs; experience with C corporations
Discussion LeaderJohn Evanich, Surgent
CPE Credit8 Hours
Additional Information: Parking and lunch are provided on-site.
Fee: $255 - Society Member
$285 - Society Nonmember
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