E-Deductions - Selected Business Expenses

E-Deductions - Selected Business Expenses
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Price: $29.99
Credits: 2
Prerequisite: None
Level: Overview
Model: MT007
Author: Danny Santucci
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Taxes
Format: PDF


Business expenses are the costs of carrying on a trade or business, and they are usually deductible if the business is operated to make a profit. This mini-course reviews various expenses that businesses may deduct and the requirements that must be met for those expenses to qualify for deduction. Furthermore, practitioners can use this as a guide to determine which of their clients’ taxes are deductible as business expenses.

 

 

Learning Assignment & Objectives

As a result of studying the assigned materials, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below.

ASSIGNMENT

At the start of the materials, participants should identify the following topics for study:

  • Section 162
  • Expenses of not-for-profit activities
  • Rent expenses
  • Interest expense
  • Deductible taxes
  • Other selected deductible costs
  • Amortization
  • Depletion -§613
  • Business bad debts
  • Depreciation

Learning Objectives

After reading the materials, participants will be able to:

  • List the elements of the §162 and the limitations imposed by the not-for-profit provisions explaining how these elements and restrictions impact business deductions such as cost of goods sold, leases, taxes, loan points, and interest expense.
  • Analyze the corporate dividends received deduction, determine the cost allocation on the business use of a residence and define casualties, thefts and research costs in the context of business deductions under §162.
  • Compare and describe the various methods of amortization for business startup, organizational costs, and §179 intangibles with the cost depletion methods used on natural resources.
  • Explain depreciation rules related to ACRS and MACRS, and list the elements of the business bad debt provisions under §166.

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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