Surgent's Form 1065 Boot Camp: Step-by-Step Preparation with Completed Forms (1065)

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Overview

8.0 Credits
ONLINE

The objective of this course is to train new, rusty, or returning-to-practice staff to prepare a complicated federal partnership tax return. The course includes a chapter- by-chapter, hands-on approach to completing Form 1065. As details are discussed within each chapter, information is provided to prepare an intricate Form 1065. The course and instruction delivery is geared toward a basic understanding and progresses to more complex issues via Surgent’s “Step-by-Step” preparation guide. The boot camp allows staff to discover the connections between a trial balance and a completed partnership return, with a filled-in completed Form 1065 provided in the case solutions.

Objectives

  • Prepare an intricate Form 1065, step by step, with "filled-in" forms provided
  • Recognize the importance of Schedule M-1
  • Understand the basic concepts of partnership taxation
  • Be familiar with the results of the case studies that reinforce key learning points

Major Topics

  • Gain a thorough understanding of federal income tax laws for partnerships or LLCs, from formation to tax return preparation issues
  • Are capital accounts the same as basis? NO, they are not!
  • Partnership distributions -- current or liquidating, cash or property
  • What business arrangements qualify, or, by default, are treated, as partnerships
  • Assess critically tax basis for recourse and nonrecourse debt
  • Understand the proper year end
  • Review an often overlooked §704(c) pre-contribution gain
  • Adjustments, permitted special allocations, and self-employment tax issues
  • Complete coverage of any new legislation enacted before presentation
  • Other developing issues and hot topics
  • Maximizing depreciation deductions
  • Partnership oddities with reporting depreciation, sales of assets, and guaranteed payments

Designed For

All levels of staff and company controllers responsible for filing these forms

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None