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Corporate Taxation Mini-Course (CPE Course)


CPE Credit:
 2 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $20

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Course Description
This course examines and explains the basics of corporate taxation. The focus is on regular or C corporations, their formation, and operation under tax law. The advantages and disadvantage of corporations are examined; incorporation and capitalization issues are discussed; and, basic tax rates and specialty taxes are reviewed. The tax treatment of operational expenses and deductions are outlined; and accounting periods and methods are explored. Finally, the dangers of multiple corporations and corporate distributions are highlighted.


Author: Danny Santucci

Course Number: TX1007

IRS Program Number: 72821-T-00008-13-S

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize regular corporation elements, specify their advantages and disadvantages noting tax treatment, and determine how to distinguish them from PSC corporations.
  • Identify §351 requirements for tax free incorporation, recognize the impact of the transfer of money, property or both by prospective shareholders, and determine the availability of §1244 for stock losses and §195 for amortization of start-up expenditures.
  • Identify the corporate alternative minimum tax noting the small corporation exemption, specify the corporate tax consequences of capital gains and losses, and recognize ways to avert the accumulated earnings trap noting the potential use of the accumulated earnings credit.
  • Determine accounting periods and methods available to corporations and specify the tax consequences of liquidating property distributions.

Level: Overview

Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

NASBA Category: Taxes

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Registration Requirements: Click on "Purchase Course" near the top of this page to pay for and access the course. You will then be able to download the course as a PDF file, then take an on-line examination, and then download a certificate of completion if you pass the examination.

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AccountingTools, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

The NASBA sponsor identification number for Accountingtools, Inc. is 115881.



AccountingTools is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider. We are compliant with the requirements for continuing education providers (as described in sections 10.6 and 10.9 of the Department of Treasury’s Circular No. 230 and in other IRS guidance, forms, and instructions). Our IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider number is 72821.


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