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Choosing the Right Business Entity

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Choosing the Right Business Entity

This course reviews and compares the primary business entities and the fringe benefits associated with each format. Sole proprietorships, S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies are analyzed as to formation, operation, and ultimate disposition.

Emphasis is given to the maximization of tax benefits in each business format. Fringe benefits, retirement plan alternatives and nonqualified deferred compensation are discussed in detail.

To evaluate sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, alerting practitioners to the tax traps, planning opportunities, fringe benefits, and legal implications in selecting a business entity.


  • Entity Formation
  • Administrative Cost &Fees
  • Schedule C
  • Self-Employments Tax
  • Estimated Taxes
  • Classification of Assets
  • Comparative Tax Rates
  • Business Dispositions
  • Conduit Entities
  • Controlled Group Rules
  • Business T&E
  • Compensation Limitations
  • Forms 1065, 1120 &1120s
  • Capitalization
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Passive Loss Rules
  • Related Party Transactions
  • Personal Service Corporations
  • Personal Holding Companies
  • Accounting Method &Tax Year
  • Retirement Plans
  • Subsidiaries
  • Reorganizations
  • Estate &Gift Planning

Course Format

Your printed manual should arrive in the mail to you within 3-5 business days, unless you choose to upgrade to overnight shipping. The cutoff time for overnight orders is 12 noon.

Exam Format

After you have completed reviewing the text material, you may take your exam in our convenient, untimed online format. Tests average 5 questions for each CPE credit offered. For example, a CPE test worth 20 credits would include about 100 questions.

A score of 70% or better is required to pass this course, although there is no limit to the number of times you may take the exam in order to pass.

CPE Certification
When you successfully pass the exam, your Certificate of Completion will be displayed on the screen. Print it out on your printer by using the "Print" command in your web browser.

This course is accepted in all but the following states for CPE credit: FL, MN, MS, OR, SC, &TN.

Course Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Taxation

About The Author
Danny C. Santucci earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine in 1969. He received his Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 1972, at which time he began practice as a tax attorney in Southern California, and later established the law firm of Santucci, Potter and Leanders, in Irvine, California.

With increasing lecture and writing commitments, Danny went into sole practice in 1995. His practice emphasizes business taxation, real estate law and estate planning.

Serving as a lecturer for the Continuing Education of the Bar of California, Golden Gate University, and numerous state C.P.A. societies, Danny teaches a variety of tax, business and real estate courses. Danny is in demand all across the country as a speaker for all levels of professional and civic organizations and numerous major seminar circuits.

The author of 25 texts, Danny speaks to over 2,000 people per month and travels more than 150,000 miles annually. He is listed in "Who's Who in Creative Real Estate" and is admitted to the American Exchangor Hall of Fame.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:CPE
Alabama: 21
Alaska: 21
Arizona: 21
Arkansas: 21
California: 21
Colorado: 21
Connecticut: 21
DC: 21
Delaware: 21
Georgia: 21
Hawaii: 21
Idaho: 21
Illinois: 21
Indiana: 21
Iowa: 21
Kansas: 21
Kentucky: 21
Louisiana: 21
Maine: 21
Maryland: 21
Massachusetts: 21
Michigan: 21
Missouri: 21
Montana: 21
Nebraska: 21
Nevada: 21
New Hampshire: 21
New Jersey: 21
New Mexico: 21
New York: 21
North Carolina: 21
North Dakota: 21
Ohio: 21
Oklahoma: 21
Pennsylvania: 21
Rhode Island: 21
South Dakota: 21
Texas: 21
Utah: 21
Vermont: 21
Virginia: 21
Washington: 21
West Virginia: 21
Wisconsin: 21
Wyoming: 21
About The Provider: JN Productions has been a self-study CPE provider since 1994. All of our CPE courses have been developed using national and state guidelines so that the material will be accepted nationwide for accounting CPE credit.

JN Productions is a NASBA Registry QAS provider and our courses are accepted by all 50 state Boards of Accountancy.

In addition:
-We are an IRS approved Continuing Education Provider.
-Our courses meet the CPE credit standards of the Institute for Management Accountants CMA designation. CMAs should choose courses from acceptable subject areas, as outlined in the IMA’s Continuing Education Requirements and Rules.

CPE Courses are offered in the following fields of study: Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Management Advisory Services, Marketing, Administrative Practice, Finance, Business Law, Ethics, & Specialized Knowledge. All course are available as online courses or with optional printed workbooks.
Price: $180.00
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CPA training, CPE Courses, Taxation, Choice of Entity, Sole Proprietorship, Corporations, S Corporations, C Corporations

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