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Understanding Reasonable Compensation for S Corporation Shareholders
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Reasonable compensation for S corporation shareholders remains a topic of perennial interest. In an effort to minimize payroll taxes, shareholders sometime prefer dividends instead of compensation payments. This has often resulted in “disagreements” with the IRS.

It is important that S corporations approach compensation in a manner consistent with the regulations to avoid fines and penalties. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key experts and thought leaders to help you make more thoroughly understand reasonable compensation for shareholders of S corporations. In a two-hour LIVE webcast, our distinguished panelists will provide an in-depth discussion of the following key issues:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124315
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Understanding Reasonable Compensation for S Corporation Shareholders LIVE Webcast :

Agenda  (click here to view more)

Laura Howell-Smith, Director,
Deloitte Tax LLP

Douglas W. Schwartz, Partner,
Nossaman LLP

  • 1. Introduction
  • . The basics: Statutory provisions and IRS revenue rulings addressing S corporation distributions and Social Security/Medicare taxes
  • 3. Government proposals to rein in perceived abuse of S corporations to avoid Social Security/Medicare taxes -- Government Accountability Office reports and Congressional proposals
  • 4. Survey of judicial decisions addressing "unreasonably low" compensation by S corporations
  • 5. Why it matters for 2013 and beyond -- "threading the needle" between the "new" net investment income tax and the "old" self-employment tax
  • 6. Planning for an IRS audit
  • 7. Conclusion

Deloitte Tax LLP
Laura Howell-Smith
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Nossaman LLP
Douglas W. Schwartz
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Who Should Attend?

- CPAs, Finance Professionals & Related
- Tax Practitioners
- Corporate Attorneys
- Payroll Administrators
- Senior Management
- And Other Interested/Related Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested in understanding the significant issues surrounding reasonable compensation for S corporations shareholders.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the “Register” button below. Discounts apply to those who register in advance! Hurry as space is limited.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

















Understanding Reasonable Compensation for S Corporation Shareholders
LIVE Webcast
Event Sponsors / Speaker Firms:

Deloitte Tax LLP offers clients a broad range of fully integrated tax services. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business and industry knowledge to help your company excel globally.

Nossaman LLP is a California-based national law firm with 160 professionals who work seamlessly across seven U.S. offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Arlington, Virginia. We utilize a multi-disciplinary approach that combines the skills and experience of our transactional and regulatory attorneys, litigators, and state and federal policy advisors to achieve clients' goals. Nossaman focuses its practices on several key areas of law and industries including corporate, taxation, real estate, employment, financial services, insurance coverage, environmental, and litigation matters.


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