Buying and Selling Corporate Businesses: Asset Sales

Course Details

Date

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

10:30am – 2:00pm
(Registration: 10:00am)

Field of Study

Taxation

Course Number

4193114C

CPE Credit

4.0 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge

Intermediate

Vendor

CalCPA Education Foundation

Prerequisites

An understanding of the taxation of corporations, S corps and partnerships or at least two years of experience in advising privately owned businesses.

Description

Review the sale of both C corps and S corps, including planning related to a possible liquidation after the asset sale. Plus, identify tax and non-tax differences between an asset sales and a stock sale.

The sale of a corporate business by selling the assets is a situation where effective tax planning can reduce the tax cost to both the buyer and seller. Attendees will discuss the use of compensation for services, covenants not to compete, personal goodwill and contingent consideration.

Materials are provided as an ebook.

Highlights

  • Stock sale vs. asset sale: tax and non-tax differences.
  • Compensating the selling shareholders for services performed.
  • Covenants not to compete.
  • Personal goodwill.
  • Contingent consideration.
  • Built-in gain planning.
  • Installment sales.
  • Allocation of purchase price among the assets.
  • Planning when target has net operating losses or tax credits.

Objectives

  • Identify tax and non-tax differences between an asset sale and a stock sale.
  • Determine possible benefits from using compensation arrangements, covenants not to compete, personal goodwill and contingent consideration.
  • Identify the differences between selling the assets of an S corp compared to a C corp.
  • Recognize the tax significance and relevant legal authority related to allocation of purchase price among the assets purchased.
  • Recall the law applicable to "purchased intangibles."
  • Identify tax considerations related to asset sales after the death of the shareholder.

Designed For

CPAs and attorneys.

Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

$120.00
Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

$188.00
Your Price $188.00

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