Correcting Capital Account Mistakes and Errors on Partnership Returns

A Comprehensive Guide to Corrections, Allocations and "True-Ups" of Capital Accounts

A live 110-minute CPE webinar with interactive Q&A


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
1:00pm-2:50pm EDT, 10:00am-11:50am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, March 31, 2017


This webinar will provide tax professionals and advisers with a deep and highly practical guide to the accounting and tax disclosure requirements necessary to correct and adjust capital account balances. The panel will focus on the mechanics of both book entries and tax reporting, and will offer concrete examples of corrective entries and form reporting as illustrations. The webinar will also cover interpretation of partnership agreements and offer guidance on how to apply partnership provisions to corrective entries and tax disclosures.

Description

Maintenance of capital accounts is one of the more challenging tasks for tax professionals advising partnerships. Due to inexperience, changes in advisers, and/or errors and omissions, capital accounts are often not maintained accurately. Unless corrections and adjustments are made, such items can lead to misallocation, phantom income and basis errors.

Even more frustrating is that in many cases the corrective adjustments to bring the accounts back into balance are not always clear. Moreover, these issues will become even more challenging with the advent of the new partnership audit rules.

Partnership accounting is by its very nature complicated, and there are a number of transactions and events that cause difficulties in maintaining capital accounts. Provisions such as allocations of nonrecourse liabilities, minimum gain chargebacks, and multistate filings are areas that can create problems for tax professionals. Advisers must be able to identify and correct capital account discrepancies from both compliance and reporting standpoints.

Listen as our experienced panel provides an overview of common—and not so common—capital account errors and scenarios that need corrective measures, and will outline the book and tax reporting adjustments to remedy the situations.

Outline

  1. Partnership agreement interpretation
  2. Identifying capital account misstatements
  3. Book entries
  4. Tax reporting and disclosures
  5. Interaction with new partnership audit rules
  6. Case study with illustrations

Benefits

The panel will discuss these and other critical issues:

  • How to identify errors, miscalculations or misstatements in capital accounts
  • Corrections in instances of incorrect mandatory adjustments
  • Basis and capital account corrections where a valid Section 754 election was in place
  • Book vs. tax corrective adjustments
  • Prior year adjustments
  • Effect of new partnership audit rules

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify capital account errors, misstatements and misallocations
  • Recognize necessary adjustments to correct capital accounts
  • Ascertain the compliance and audit requirements post-TEFRA
  • Establish that capital account maintenance rules are fulfilled
  • Verify that the test for substantial economic effect is met
  • Identify options for the taxpayer after the audit is completed

Faculty

Steve R. Johnson, Professor
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

Mr. Johnson is a nationally recognized scholar on tax litigation and procedure, including legislative and administrative law topics in tax. Among other courses, he teaches Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Entities, Business Planning, International Tax and Administrative Law. His publications include two casebooks, Civil Tax Procedure (2d ed., Lexis-Nexis 2008) and Tax Crimes (Lexis-Nexis 2008), as well as numerous articles on tax procedure and tax law. He previously practiced tax law, after which he served as a senior attorney with the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office and a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Joseph C. Mandarino, Partner
Smith Gambrell & Russell, Atlanta

Mr. Mandarino's practice focuses on corporate, tax and finance law. He is involved with a wide variety of businesses and transactions, including experience with compliance, planning and M&A activities for partnerships, individuals and corporations. Mr. Mandarino writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of business, tax and finance topics.


Registration per Person for Live Event

Additional lines for this conference can be purchased at 25% off. For orders of five or more lines, further discounts will apply and will be automatically reflected in the cart.

Live Webinar $97.00

Includes Early Discount Savings of $50.00 (through 03/31/17)

Live Webinar & CPE Processing $132.00

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CPE per Person on Live Event

Continuing Professional Education credit processing is available for an additional fee. CPE processing must be ordered prior to the event. To qualify for CPE you may not listen via the telephone.

This program is eligible for 2.0 CPE credits.

  • Field of Study: Taxes.
  • Level of Knowledge: Intermediate.
  • Advance Preparation: None.
  • Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture.
  • Delivery Method: Group-Internet (via computer).
  • Attendance Monitoring Method: Attendance is monitored electronically via a participant's PIN and through a series of verification codes announced throughout the presentation.
  • Prerequisite: Three years+ business or public firm experience at mid-level within the organization, preparing complex partnership tax forms and schedules; supervisory authority over other preparers/accountants. Knowledge and understanding of partnership structure, including partner capital accounts, allocation and distributions; familiarity with tthe new Partnership Audit Rules.

NOTE: CPE credit processing for all attendees must be ordered by 2pm Eastern the day of the program to receive a Certificate of Attendance within 24 hours.


Recordings

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Includes video streaming of full program plus handouts (available within a week of the live webinar).

Strafford is a NASBA-approved CPE provider for On-Demand webinars.

This program is eligible for 2.0 CPE credits.

  • Field of Study: Taxes.
  • Level of Knowledge: Intermediate.
  • Advance Preparation: Printing and reviewing Program Outlines and materials.
  • Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture.
  • Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study.
  • Prerequisite: Three years+ business or public firm experience at mid-level within the organization, preparing complex partnership tax forms and schedules; supervisory authority over other preparers/accountants. Knowledge and understanding of partnership structure, including partner capital accounts, allocation and distributions; familiarity with tthe new Partnership Audit Rules.

On-Demand Webinar & CPE Processing $132.00

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