Entities & Title Overview
Before launching into an estate planning program, it’s important to know who owns what and exactly for whom you are planning. This requires that methods of holding title must be analyzed, considered, and selected. Sole proprietorships, S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies are analyzed as to formation, operation, and ultimate disposition. Since who or what holds title imposes its own unique tax and legal consequences on the estate plan, emphasis is given to the maximization of tax benefits in each business format. While each has its own separate characteristics, several may be used together in more sophisticated planning.

Course Publication Date: April 03, 2018

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Author:Danny Santucci
Course No:TAX-ENT-5188-M
Recommended CPE:2.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Overview
Prerequisites:General understanding of federal income taxation
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Taxes
  
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Learning Objectives
  • Specify the various types of corporations, identify S corporation rules and their tax advantages and disadvantages, cite the advantages and disadvantages of corporations relative to other types of entities, and determine how leasebacks to corporations work.
  • Identify the different types of joint ownership and how to use the benefits of partnerships, trusts, and limited liability companies to hold property.
  • Recognize the various retirement plans noting how they can be used to provide substantial lifetime benefits to a business owner and to employees.

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