Buying and Selling Corporate Businesses: Using Installment Obligations

Course Details


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

8:30am – 9:30am
(Registration: 8:00am)

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

1 hour CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CalCPA Education Foundation


An understanding of the taxation of corporations and S corporations or professionals who have at least two years experience advising owners of privately owned businesses.


When a corporate business is sold, it is common for part of the consideration received to include an installment obligation of the buyer. Weigh the tax consequences of using installment obligations as part of the stock or asset sales from a corporation.

Attendees will discuss both S corporations and C corporations. A portion of this course will evaluate the use of a contingent purchase price. Plus, analyze and identify tax planning opportunities.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.


  • Discussion of the law relevant to deferring gain using the installment method (IRC 453)
  • Description and analysis of the installment sale of the stock of both an S corporation and a C corporation
  • The use of an installment obligation related to the sale of the assets of both an S corporation and a C corporation including consideration of when to liquidate the corporation
  • Evaluation of the tax consequences of a note with a contingent amount
  • Tax planning opportunities and strategies


  • Understand the general approach of installment reporting of gain (IRC 453).
  • Discuss the tax consideration related to the installment sale of the stock of both S corporations and C corporations.
  • Review and evaluate the law related to the installment sale of assets of either an S corporation or a C corporation, including the decision on when to liquidate the corporation.
  • Analyze the tax law applicable when the installment note includes a contingent amount.
  • Identify and evaluate tax planning strategies and ideas.

Designed For

CPAs and attorneys.

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Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

Your Price $50.00

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