Between 2010 and 2020 a parade of Court Cases, IRS Factsheets, Job Aids and Internal Memos, plus Heightened IRS scrutiny and Preparer Penalties has brought the issue of ‘Reasonable Compensation for S Corp’s” out of the shadows and placed it forefront as a priority issue for CPA’s, EA’s, Tax and Financial advisors to cover with their clients. We will explore key court cases, IRS guidelines, preparer penalties and some of the obscure tools the IRS has put in place. We debunk common myths and fiction on how reasonable compensation should be calculated and replace it with facts and methodologies that the IRS relies on.
- Identify the basic advantages of Distributions V. Salary/Wages
- Recognize the consequences of an IRS re-characterization of distributions
- Explore Reasonable Compensation in the courts
- Identify the IRS guidelines for determining Reasonable Compensation including advanced scenarios
- Recognize when Reasonable Compensation applies to your client
- Discover Tips from the pros and IRS Red Flags
- Recognize why Reasonable Compensation has become a priority for the SB/SE division of the IRS
- Identify options for determining Reasonable Compensation
- Please refer to the "course description" section for the learning objectives.
- None required.
Who Should Attend
CPA & EA practitioners who advise S Corps on the issue of Reasonable Compensation who are interested in learning about current IRS guidelines, and solutions for advising their clients on the issue of Reasonable Compensation.
Paul Hamann is an expert on determining Reasonable Compensation for closely-held business owners. He has educated more than 30,000 tax advisors and valuators on the topic of Reasonable Compensation and has been published in numerous state CPA society journals.
Paul, along with other experts in their own fields founded RCReports in 2010. RCReports cloud software determines reasonable compensation for Closely-Held Business Owners and is used by CPA’s, EA’s, Tax Advisors, Valuators, Forensic Accountants and Attorneys when they need to determine a Reasonable Compensation figure for a client.
When Paul isn’t in the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and two chocolate labs, hiking Colorado’s back country or paddling its s... Read more
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Thursday, December 28, 2023
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