Surgent's Advising a Client Regarding the Tax Consequences Associated with Buying or Selling a Business

Course Details


Monday, April 22, 2024

8:00am – 11:00am

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

3.0 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC




Buying and selling a business can be a complex transaction with many tax issues. These issues include whether the transaction is or should be a stock or an asset sale when the business involved is a corporation, as well as the tax consequences associated with the sale of a partnership or a C or S corporation.

Tax practitioners who advise clients who are buying or selling a business primarily focus on the tax issues that apply. This program explains and analyzes the tax issues practitioners must address in order to properly advise clients who are either buyers or sellers of businesses.


  • Asset sales and stock sales and their attendant results to buyers and sellers
  • Section 1060 and using the residual method
  • Consequences of making a Section 754 election with adjustments under Sections 743(b) and 734(b)
  • Section 338 and Section 338(h)(10) elections
  • Allocating some of the purchase price of a business to personal goodwill
  • Partnership distributions to retiring partners under Section 736(a) and 736(b)
  • Consulting agreements and employment agreements as between buyers and sellers
  • Advantages of a C corporation having Section 1202 stock


  • Advise clients regarding the tax aspects associated with buying and selling a business

Designed For

Tax practitioners who anticipate advising clients regarding the purchase or sale of a business

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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 $219.00

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