Reasonable Compensation for S Corps




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Course Description:

For two decades, the IRS has been preparing an assault on reasonable compensation for S corps. Their arsenal is now fully locked and loaded with everything from commonsense tools to obscure memos. We will explore key court cases, IRS guidelines, preparer penalties, and some of the obscure weapons the IRS has put in place. We will debunk common myths on how reasonable compensation should be calculated and replace it with facts and methodologies that the IRS relies on.

Who Should Attend:

CPA & EA practitioners who advise Shareholder-Employees of S Corps on the issue of Reasonable Compensation who are interested in learning about current IRS guidelines, and solutions for advising their clients on the issue of Reasonable Compensation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the basic advantages of Distributions V. Salary/Wages
  • Assess the consequences of an IRS re-characterization of distributions
  • Review Reasonable Compensation in the courts
  • Discuss the IRS guidelines for determining Reasonable Compensation
  • Determine when Reasonable Compensation applies to your client
  • Explain advanced scenarios
  • Review Tips from the pros and IRS Red Flags
  • Review why Reasonable Compensation has become a priority for the SB/SE division of the IRS
  • Identify options for determining Reasonable Compensation
About the Instructor

Paul Hamann

Paul Hamann is an expert on determining Reasonable Compensation for closely-held business owners. He has educated more than 30,000 tax advisors and valuators on the topic of Reasonable Compensation and has been published in numerous state CPA society journals.

Paul, along with other experts in their own fields founded RCReports in 2010. RCReports cloud software determines reasonable compensation for Closely-Held Business Owners and is used by CPA’s, EA’s, Tax Advisors, Valuators, Forensic Accountants and Attorneys when they need to determine a Reasonable Compensation figure for a client.

When Paul isn’t in the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and two chocolate labs, hiking Colorado’s back country or paddling its scenic lakes and rivers.

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