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Understanding the Challenging Tax Issues Facing the Tax Professional When Dealing with a Sole Proprietorship

Course Price: N/A
CPE Credits
June 12, 2020
Course Time
10:00 AM
Advanced Preparation
Course Level
Knowledge of operating a business entity
Nina Tross MBA, EA

Course Description

This course will introduce the Tax Professional to the Federal Income Tax issues and challenges surrounding the operation of a sole-proprietorship as a taxable entity. Form 1040 returns that include a Schedule C have a greater chance of being audited than any other Form 1040 and as a result we will look at the critical issues facing the tax professional's dealings with proprietorship clients. Latest IRS Statistics report that over 25 million Schedule C's are filed each year and is the entity of choice for small businesses. The course will introduce issues pertaining to the "TAX GAP" in relation to Sole-Proprietorship and will discuss the importance of "bullet proofing" the return for audit purposes. In addition, the course will review the tax benefits and burdens of operating a business as a sole proprietorship.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives - After completing the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and categorize business expenses of sole proprietors
  • Understand the important "tax issues" of the IRS Auditors
  • Understand the importance of proper accounting and record keeping
Administration Policies: NSTP follows strict administrative policies
Late Registration
  • Registrations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the seminar date.
  • Registrations received after this date will be subject to a $35 late fee.
  • NSTP provides refunds to registrants up to 7 days prior to the date of the course. For those registrants canceling within 14 days prior to the date of the course NSTP will allow attendance at another seminar site. If there are extraordinary circumstances NSTP will allow the participant to attend a future education course. An administrative charge of $25 will be assessed if canceled. For more information regarding refund, cancellation and complaint policies, please contact our offices at 800-367-8130
  • NSTP reserves the right to cancel any program or course for circumstances that are not under direct control of NSTP. If a course or program is canceled, participants will be refunded 100% of their registration fee.
  • We do not accept walk-in attendees. Payment must be received in advance of the class. Classes may not be retaken without payment.
  • Seminar materials and seminar presentations are intended to stimulate thought and discussion and to provide attendees the useful ideas and guidance in the areas of federal taxation and administration. These materials as well as the comments of the instructors do not constitute and should not be treated as tax advice regarding the use of any particular tax procedure, tax planning technique or device or suggestion or any of the tax consequences associated with them.
  • Although the NSTP has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the materials and the seminar presentation, neither the author, the presenter nor the National Society of Tax Professionals assumes any responsibility for any individual's reliance on the written or oral information presented during the presentation. Each attendee should verify independently all statements made in the materials and during the seminar presentation before applying them to a particular fact pattern and should determine independently the tax and other consequences of using any particular device, technique or suggestion before recommending the same to a client or implementing the same on a client's or on his or her own behalf.
Attendance Policy
  • Only paid registrants are able to attend seminars. In consideration of your fellow attendees, guests will need to depart before the session begins. The seminar lunch is for paid registrants only and is included in the registration fee.