This seminar is designed for accountants, chief financial officers, controllers, human resources managers, benefit plan specialists, tax managers, enrolled agents and attorneys. The topics will apply to both private and public companies.
This seminar will enhance participants’ working knowledge and understanding of the corporate tax laws and related issues encountered by companies on a regular basis. Dynamic and informative discussions, all designed to allow participants to more effectively handle a wide range of corporate tax issues, will explore effective tax planning strategies and common pitfalls to avoid. The topics covered will apply to both private and public companies.
8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.
I. Morning Overview
8:35 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
II. Recent Federal Tax Legislation
9:05 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
III. Income Tax Considerations In The
Selection Of The Form Of Entity In
Which To Conduct Business
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
IV. Recent Federal Income Tax
Developments On Dividends,
Redemptions And Liquidations
10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
10:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
V. Alternative Minimum Tax
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
VI. The Personal Holding Company
11:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
VII. State Corporate Taxation Issues
11:35 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
VIII. State Sales And Use Taxes
11:55 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:55 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
IX. Afternoon Overview
1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
X. Employee Fringe Benefits
A. Tax Qualified Retirement Plans – Legal And Tax Rules And Recent Developments
B. Cafeteria Plans And Other Health And Welfare Plans – Legal And Tax Rules And Recent Developments
C. Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act Of 1996 (HIPAA)
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
XI. Stock Based Compensation Plans
A. Options, Phantom Stock, Stock Purchase Plans, Stock Appreciation Right Plans, Restricted Stock
B. Recent Tax And Business Developments
C. New Shareholder Approval Requirements Applicable To Plans And Programs Of Public Companies
D. Current Accounting Issues
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
XII. Company Loans To Employees
And Others After The Sarbanes
B. Tax Considerations Regarding Terms Of Loans And Repayment
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
XIII. Employee vs. Independent
A. Recent Tax Issues
B. Recent Benefit Plan Eligibility Issues
C. Litigation Trends
3:35 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
XIV. Reasonable Compensation Of
A. Recent Case Law And IRS Audit Positions
4:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
4:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XVI. Questions And Answers