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Partnerships and S Corporations: How to Calculate Basis

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Taxes - Technical

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ACPEN Tax Institute |  Tax |  IRS Approved
Steven C. Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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The IRS has recently increased the pressure on how to calculate and report partner and shareholder basis.  Changes in the forms reflect these developments.  This program provides a detailed analysis of the calculations related to determining tax basis for a partnership interest and S corporation shareholder shares and loans. How to use the Form 1065, Schedule K-1  and Form 1120S, Schedule K-1 information for basis determination.  Illustrated examples with filled in forms will demonstrate how the processes works and their many potential pitfalls. 

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Basic Course Information

Major Subjects
  • Calculation of basis when the entity is formed, including the impact of contributed property
  • How to calculate partnership tax basis capital accounts
  • Explains the use of both "inside" and "outside” basis determination
  • Clarifies the how partnerships and S corporations debt impacts tax basis
  • Explains how basis is impacted by sale and/or liquidation of the partnership or S-corporation interest
  • Discusses how S corporation losses impact Form 1040 Schedule E reporting
  • Comprehensive examples to illustrate the mechanics of the basis determination process 

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the tax issues related to LLC members/partners basis from formation through operations and concluding with sale and/or liquidation
  • Identify the tax issues related to S corporation owner's basis for shares and loans from formation through operations and concluding with sale and/or liquidation
  • Understand potential pitfalls and planning strategies

Course Materials


Steven C. Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD's Profile

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Steven C. Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD is President of Federal Tax Workshops, Inc., East Lansing, Michigan, where for the past 36 years, his organization has prepared continuing professional education materials and presented seminars for accountants and attorneys throughout the United States. He is nationally known for his knowledge of the financial, accounting, and tax problems of the closely held business. He has published numerous articles on these topics. In addition, Steve is a Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University, East Lansing, where he teaches tax accounting and was nominated in 2004 for the "Educator of the Year Award." He obtained his PhD in accounting, law degree and an undergraduate accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs, Wisconsin Bar Association, The American Accounting Association, AICPA, American Tax Association, and Hawaii Association of Public Accountants.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Basic working knowledge of partnership and S corporation taxation
Advanced Preparation


Designed For CPAs working in public accounting firms and/or working for partnerships or S corporation
Original Recording Date 05/2023
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Federal Tax Workshop
Date Added to Catalog 02/09/2023

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 43


James D

"Excellent practical presentation - instructor is very effective, clear, concise and complete"

Michael B

"Good class and a good refresher of basis"

Michael T

"Great outline!"

Ted S

"Keep up good work"