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Surgent's Going Out on Your Own: Entity Types and Accounting Methods


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2.00 Credits

Member Price $99.00

Non-Member Price $149.00


Starting a business is tough! There are lots of decisions to be made and things to think about. You may feel like you have a great idea. You have done your marketing research, developed a prototype, and even looked at locations for your new office. Then it dawns on you.. What type of entity do I need to be? Is there really an advantage to choosing one entity type over the other? In this class, we will dig into the differences between entity types - from taxes to liability. We will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of accounting. Whether you are a small business owner looking to start something new or a practitioner looking to expand your client advisory services, this course is the one for you!

  • Course Instructor: Dave Peters, CPA, CFP, CLU, CPCU, MST, MBA
  • Highlights

    • Financial planning pyramid
    • What to consider when picking an entity
    • Single member LLC vs. sole proprietorship
    • Corporations – S vs. C
    • Double taxation



    Designed For

    Small business owners, CPAs, and financial advisors who want to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different entity types and accounting methods


    • Identify differences in how business entity types are taxed for income tax purposes
    • Recognize how personal financial planning for a business owner is related to financial planning for a flow-through entity business
    • Identify how S-Corporations are taxed for self-employment tax purposes
    • Recognize double-taxation and when it applies
    • Identify when a transaction should be recorded on the accounting records under the cash method
    • Recognize when income is recognized and an expense must be accrued on the accounting records under the accrual method
    • Identify what account should not appear on the financial records if the accrual method is being used




    This course is provided by a third-party vendor. Please note that login instructions will not be available in the ‘My Upcoming CPE’ section of the NESCPA website. Instead, the login instructions will be sent directly to you via email by Surgent. Upon completing the course, your hours will be recorded in the ‘My CPE Tracker’ section of the NESCPA website.

    Non-Member Price $149.00

    Member Price $99.00