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A New Look at Partnerships and LLCs After Tax Reform

Total Credits: 8 including 8 Taxes - Technical

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Partner Produced |  Tax
Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
8 Hours


This course examines the critical challenges and opportunities facing partnerships and their partners after the December 2017 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new Section 199A deduction will be examined, as well as the 30% interest expense limitation. The new partnership audit rules that are now taking effect will be unraveled, together with the new IRS requirement for tax basis partner capital information. Practical planning tips and potential pitfalls will be discussed.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Define the tax consequences and various liabilities for both partnerships and LLCs
  • Apply planning opportunities and potential pitfalls

Major Subjects
  • 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    • Section 199A 20% deduction.
    • 30% interest limitation.
    • Comparison of S corporations, LLCs and Partnerships.
  • New Partnership Audit Rules.
  • New IRS requirement for tax basis partner capital information
  • Active vs. passive income.
  • Determining partner basis.
  • Self-employment tax issues, guaranteed payments and fringe benefits.
  • Capital accounts.
  • Built-in gains and losses.

Course Materials


Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD Related seminars and products: 3

Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD, is a lively and energetic speaker on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions for conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for state CPA societies and other organizations throughout the country.

Van Der Aa has more than 25 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. His practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.

Van Der Aa taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor and for one year as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites A basic working knowledge of partnership taxation
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Practitioners with partnership clients and those seeking knowledge on thorny partnership issues
Original Recording Date 05/17/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Date Added to Catalog 04/05/2019

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 19


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