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ACC 455 Entire Course Corporate Taxation-ACC455

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ACC 455 Entire Course Corporate Taxation-ACC455

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ACC 455 Week 1 Individual Tax Return Position Paper

 

Suppose you have a concern about taking a particular position on a tax return.

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that discusses the following:

 

What are the primary sources of tax law?

What are the secondary sources of tax law?

What is substantial authority?

What is the role of the courts and the Internal Revenue Service in interpreting and applying the sources of tax law?

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Discussion Questions

 

DQ 1 What business entities are available for a new business? What are the tax and nontax advantages of each form? Select two business types and provide an example of when that selection is most appropriate from a tax perspective and from a nontax perspective.

 

DQ 2 Once a business has elected its tax status using check-the-box regulations, what options are available if it needs to change its tax status? What should a business consider before electing to change its tax status?

 

DQ 3 Do the following decisions have the same precedential value: (1) Tax Court regular decisions, (2) Tax Court memo decisions (3) decisions under the small cases procedure of the Tax Court? Why?

 

 

ACC 455 Week 2 Individual Assignment Problem Set

 

Complete the problems found in Ch. 2 of Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation 2010: Corporations.

 

C:2-3 Black LLC

C:2-54 Bear Corporation

C:2-55 Wildcat Corporation

C:2-56 Tax Strategy for Wildcat Corporation

 

Read the scenario and respond to the questions.

Support your answers with calculations, as needed.

Show your work.

Submit your completed assignment as a Microsoft®  Excel®, a Microsoft® Word, or a PDF document.

 

ACC 455 Week 2 Discussion Questions

 

The answers need to be 200-300 words and can have a citation, using APA 6th edition. The text is Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation 2010: Corporations, Ch. 3 and Ch. 5.

 

Week Two Starter Question 1:

 

o   What are the alternative tax years available to a corporation? What factors should be considered in electing the tax year?

Week Two Starter Question 2:

o   What methods of accounting are available to a small business and to a large business? If the business decides to make an accounting methods change, how is this accomplished?

 

 

Week Two Starter Question 3:

 

 

o   What are the requirements for the following deductions: U.S. production activity deduction, dividend received deduction, and net operating loss? Discuss any recent legislative changes.

 

 

Week Two Starter Question 4:

o   What is the legislative intent behind the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT)? Define tax preference items, AMT adjustment, and minimum tax credit.

 

ACC 455  Learning Team Week 3 Problem Set

 

Complete the problems found in Ch. 3 & 5 of Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation 2010: Corporations with your Learning Team.

 

C:3-3 Discussion Question – Case Scenario on Tax Elections (Ch. 3)

C:5-8 Discussion Question – Identify Items as AMT Adjustment or Preference (Ch. 5)

C:3-37 Problem – Charitable Contributions of Property (Ch. 3)

C:3-64 Tax Form /Return Preparation Problem – Knoxville Musical Sales Inc. Tax Return Preparation (Ch. 3)

 

Read the scenario and respond to the questions.

Support your answers with calculations, as needed.

Show your work.

Submit your completed assignment as a Microsoft®  Excel®, a Microsoft® Word, or a PDF document.

 

ACC 455 Week 3 Discussion Questions

 

Here is the instructors instructions for the discussion questions

 

Initial answers to each Discussion Starter Question will be at least 200-300 words. Outside research may be necessary and please include references and citations using APA 6th edition standards. I do not count repeating the question or your signature block toward the 200-300 minimum word count for DSQ initial answers. Discussion Starter Questions (DSQs) initial responses do count toward participation, and are not mandatory. However, your responses to these DSQs will help to start our more informal class discussions. As you reply to others’ initial DSQ responses by asking questions, adding ideas, making connections to the readings, etc., you will be creating the substantive messages that will also count toward your participation grade. Note: The participation requirement for University of Phoenix, Online Campus students is that you must post eight substantive messages over at least 3 days each week.

 

Meaning of Substantive For this class, substantive means that your message has substance and helps to further the discussion of course content. Substantive messages will often include contributions of additional ideas and sources, insights or questions about classmates’ comments, connections to the course readings, ways of applying the lessons from the course, etc. As a rule of thumb, your substantive comments should be at least several sentences in length. Short comments, such as “Good idea” or “I agree,” do not constitute substantive posts on their own. Neither do comments that are unrelated to the topics at hand (for example, “I saw that movie, too!”) If you say you agree about something, please explain why you agree, and add an additional insight or question. Tips for Creating Substantive Participation:

 

Explain why you agree or disagree, and add some examples to support your belief.

Relate your personal or work experiences to the topic at hand.

Ask additional questions of your classmates.

Make connections between the topics at hand and the readings in the text. • Add ways you can apply the lessons from the class in your work and educational life.

 

Week Three Discussion Question One:

How does a corporation compute earnings and profits (E&P)? What income is deferred to a later year when computing taxable income but is included in E&P in the current year? What deductions are allowed for taxable income purposes but denied for E&P?

 

 

Week Three Discussion Question Two:

 

Distinguish between current and accumulated earnings and profits. Why is it important to make this distinction?

 

 

Week Three Discussion Question Three:

 

The corporation owns a building with a $160,000 adjusted basis and $120,000 fair market value. The company has earnings and profits of $200,000. Is it more advantageous for the company to sell the property and distribute the sales proceeds to its shareholders or distribute the property to its shareholders and let them sell the property? Why? If you were a shareholder, what would be most advantageous to you?

 

 

Week Three Discussion Question Four:

 

What is a stock redemption? What are some reasons for redeeming stock? Why are some redemptions treated as sales and others as dividends?

 

 

ACC 455 Week 4 Problem Set

 

C:6-5 Compare the tax consequences to the shareholder and the distributing corporation of the following three kinds of corporate distributions: ordinary dividends, stock redemptions, and complete liquidations.

 

 

 

Current E&P Computation.Water Corporation reports $500,000 of taxable income for the current year.

The following additional information is available:

For the current year, Water reports an $80,000 long-term capital loss and no capital gains.

Taxable income includes $80,000 of dividends from a 10%-owned domestic corporation.

Water paid fines and penalties of $6,000 that were not deducted in computing taxable income

In computing this year’s taxable income, Water deducted a $20,000 NOL carryover from a prior tax year.

Water claimed a $10,000 U.S. production activities deduction.

Taxable income includes a deduction for $40,000 of depreciation that exceeds the depreciation allowed for E&P purposes.

Assume a 34% corporate tax rate. What is Water’s current E&P for this year?

 

Comparison of Dividends and Redemptions.Bailey is one of four equal unrelated shareholders of Checker Corp.

Bailey has held Checker stock for four years and has abasis in her stock of $40,000. Checker has $280,000 of current

and accumulated E&Pand distributes $100,000 to Bailey.

What are the tax consequences to Checker and to Bailey if Bailey is an individual andthe distribution is treated

as a dividend?

In Part a, what would be the tax consequences if Bailey were a corporation?

What are the tax consequences to Checker and to Bailey (an individual) if Bailey surrendersall her stock in a redemption qualifying for sale treatment?

In Part c, what would be the tax consequences if Bailey were a corporation?

Which treatment would Bailey prefer if Bailey were an individual? Which treatmentwould Bailey Corporation prefer?

 

 

 

ACC 455 Week 4 Discussion Questions

 

Week Four Discussion Questions

 

 

Question one: – chapter 9

 

o    Sue and Bill plan to open an accounting firm and expect to work full time in the firm. They expect to incur a small loss during their first year of operation and expect to be profitable after the first year. What are the tax law requirements for structuring the business as a partnership or an S corporation? Which would you recommend and why?

 

Question two: – chapter 9

 

o    Bob and Dave plan to start a business. Bob will contribute land and Dave will contribute services. Would you recommend this business be formed as a partnership or as an S corporation? Why?

 

Question three: – chapter 11

 

o    The corporation owns a building with a $160,000 adjusted basis and $120,000 fair market value. The company has earnings and profits of $200,000. Is it more advantageous for the company to sell the property and distribute the sales proceeds to its shareholders or distribute the property to its shareholders and let them sell the property? Why? If you were a shareholder, what would be most advantageous to you?

 

Question four: – chapter 11

 

What is the difference between a distribution and a distributive share? How do these affect the owner’s K-1 and individual taxes?

 

ACC 455 Week 5 Problem

 

Week 5 problems for me to do.

 

C:9-32 Partnership Income and Basis Adjustments. Mark and Pamela are equal partners in MP

Partnership. The partnership, Mark, and Pamela are calendar year taxpayers. The partnership

incurred the following items in the current year:

Sales $450,000

Cost of goods sold 210,000

Dividends on corporate investments 15,000

Tax-exempt interest income 4,000

Section 1245 gain (recapture) on equipment sale 33,000

Section 1231 gain on equipment sale 18,000

Long-term capital gain on stock sale 12,000

Long-term capital loss on stock sale 10,000

Short-term capital loss on stock sale 9,000

Depreciation (no Sec. 179 or bonus depreciation components) 27,000

Guaranteed payment to Pamela 30,000

Meals and entertainment expenses 11,600

Interest expense on loans allocable to:

Business debt 42,000

Stock investments 9,200

Tax-exempt bonds 2,800

Principal payment on business loan 14,000

Charitable contributions 5,000

Distributions to partners ($40,000 each) 80,000

 

Compute the partnership’s ordinary income and separately stated items.

Show Mark’s and Pamela’s shares of the items in Part a.

Compute Mark’s and Pamela’s ending basis in their partnership interests assuming

their beginning balances are $150,000 each.

 

C:10-1 Javier is retiring from the JKL Partnership. In

January of the current year, he has a $100,000

basis in his partnership interest when he receives a

$10,000 cash distribution. The partnership plans

to distribute $10,000 each month this year, and

Javier will cease to be a partner after the December

payment. Is the January payment to Javier a current

distribution or a liquidating distribution?

 

 

 

ACC 455 Week 5 Discussion Questions

 

Week 5 Discussion Questions

 

Question one:

What is a liquidating distribution? What is a nonliquidating distribution? Provide an example of each.

 

 

Question two:

What is an inadvertent termination of an S election? How does an S corporation and its shareholders rectify an inadvertent termination? What could happen if a company fails to rectify the termination?

 

 

Question three:

What events will cause an S election to terminate? What would you recommend S corporations do to plan for an orderly termination of an S election?

 

 

Question 4:

A C corporation has incurred substantial losses and the owners have decided to close the business. What considerations should the owners make in this termination? Should they consider making an S election and then later, terminating the S corporation? If you were their tax advisor, what would you recommend?

 

 

ACC 455 Week 5 Mini Questions

 

Week 5 mini-questions

 

Javier is retiring from the JKL Partnership. In January of the current year, he has a $100,000 basis in his partnership interest when he receives a$10,000 cash distribution. The partnership pl

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