Corporations vs. Partnerships: Top Tax Pitfalls to Avoid

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

The course will examine the corporate business structure and the partnership business structure and what is the best choice for your client based on the legal and tax advantages and disadvantages. This presentation will explain the common tax mistakes that professionals should avoid when advising their client on the best entity selection for their business. Also, examining the newly-enacted tax laws to effectively advise clients on how the new tax laws may impact their business. Specifically, the new tax changes regarding pass through entities and the possible tax strategies to take advantage of the new changes to reduce overall taxes for your client.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Corporations and the advantages of the corporate structure
•   Partnerships and the advantages of the partnership structure
•   Common tax pitfalls and traps to avoid when forming a corporation or partnership
•   The 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) and the new changes it presents to corporations and partnerships

Date / Time: July 11, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: March 12, 2019

Eric Gros-Dubois, Esq. is the founder of EPGD Business Law. With a JD and MBA, and a specialization in finance, Eric is able to step back and view the legal world through a commercial lens while also acting as a trusted business advisor for his clients.

Before founding EPGD, Mr. Gros-Dubois’s areas of concentration included business transactions, tax controversies, and estate & trust planning. While at a prominent firm located in Washington, DC, his path led him to Miami, FL where he handled commercial transactions and business litigation. Beyond his experience in these practices, he spent a summer with a non-profit organization, interned with a private equity group, and devoted a semester to the Federal Tax clinic representing taxpayers before the U.S. Tax Courts. Essentially laying the foundation for the future of EPGD Business Law.

When asked to identify his thoughts on practicing law, Eric answers without hesitation: “People aren’t hiring us to solve legal problems, they’re hiring us to solve personal problems.” With his hands on approach, Eric builds strong client-attorney relationships and finds himself intimately involved in each of his cases even after they’ve been resolved. Despite his heavy work schedule, Eric still finds the time to be an outstanding member of the community as a Trustee of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Rotary Club of Brickell, past vice president of BNI Coral Gables, past president of his Home Owner’s Association, and supports many fundraisers devoted to the community. Eric has also been a regular speaker for MyLawCLE, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, and more.

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Section I. Structuring a Corporation
a) Advantages of the Corporation
b) Disadvantages of the Corporation (Double Taxation)
c) New Tax Law (TCJA): Issues for Corporations

Section II. Structuring a Partnership, LLC, or S-Corp
a) Different Types: General Partnerships, LLC’s, S-Corporations
b) Advantages of the Pass-Through Structure
c) Disadvantages of the Partnership

Section III. Taxing the Pass-Through Entity
a) Tax Challenges When Forming a Partnership
b) New Tax Law (TCJA): Issues for partnerships, S-corps, and LLC’s

Section IV. Examples of Top Mistakes When Selecting a Business Entity
a) Forms and Filing Requirements for Each Tax Election
b) Issues when Changing Entity Status
c) The S-Corporation Tax Trap