S Corporations: Tax Returns – Basic

2 Credits: Taxes


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S Corporations: Tax Returns – Basic

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

This program uses a two year case study to illustrate the effects of losses in excess of shareholder’s stock and debt basis in the first year (2020) and income in the second year (2021).  The case study involves a service corporation with a single shareholder and few separately stated items. It gives hands-on practice filing Form 2553, Form 1120-S with Schedule K-1, Schedule K-2 and Schedule K-3. These new forms are required of many S corporation is for the 2021 taxable year and will likely be required for all S corporations for the 2022 returns. It also demonstrates completion of shareholder Form 7203, required for most S corporation shareholders for 2021 tax returns. Finally, it traces items reported on the shareholder’s Schedule K-1 to Form 1040 and its schedules.

This course is designed for tax preparers who have little or no experience with S corporations. It provides useful information to persons preparing Form 1120S for S corporations. This program  is also informative for tax professionals who prepare Form 1040 for persons who own shares in S corporations.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the forms needed to elect S corporation status and file returns as S corporations;
  • Prepare Form 2553, which is the only acceptable method to elect S corporation status;
  • Apply current rules to Form 1120-S, its attached schedules and the information the corporation must provide the shareholders, including Schedule K-2 and Schedule K-3;
  • Determine stock and debt basis limitations applicable to shareholders;
  • Calculate the shareholder basis information on Form 7203, including income, loses and carryovers; and
  • Understand the effects of loss carryovers on shareholders in a subsequent income year.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
July 24, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-02359-23-O
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1924
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 2

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Meet The Experts

Robert W. Jamison

Robert “Bob” W. Jamison, CPA, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). His principal area of specialization is S Corporations. He is the sole author of S Corporation Taxation, and co-author of Multistate Tax Guide to Pass-Through Entities, both of which are published annually by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business. He is the author of the 2022 edition of Essentials of Federal Income Taxation, published annually by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business. Bob is a well-known author and speaker on S Corporations. He is curator of Wolters Kluwer Answerconnect Topic “S Corporations” and subtopics …

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