Life Cycle of a Corporation (2021)


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Life Cycle of a Corporation (2021)

Author: Spidell Publishing, Inc.

Electronic version only

This product is available as a complete book (federal and CA) without CPE credit. Customers may purchase 7 hours of federal credit or 1 hour of CA credit by also adding the CPE option(s) to their shopping cart before checkout. See descriptions below for more information.

Includes a 133-page PDF manual

Volume I: Which entity is best, legal and procedural issues, organizing the corporation, accounting issues, tax issues during the corporation’s operating life, family employee issues, fringe benefits, S corporation issues, other tax issues, selling a corporation, and liquidating a corporation.

With this seven-hour federal section, you will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements for electing and maintaining S corporation status
  • Compare the benefits of an S corporation versus a C corporation
  • Determine the basis of appreciated property transferred to a corporation under IRC §351
  • Find out when and how an S corporation can elect to have a different tax year other than their required tax year
  • See which C corporations are subject to the accumulated earnings tax and how the tax is computed
  • Find out how the IRS treats dividend payments from a C corporation in light of the issue of reasonable compensation
  • Understand the dissolution process and related tax issues
  • Discover the consequences to real estate businesses that make an irrevocable election excepted from the business interest limitation rules
  • Identify the circumstances under which a shareholder is liable for corporate taxes upon the corporation’s liquidation or merger

Volume II: California-specific corporation issues, and filing the final return

With this one-hour California section, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the Secretary of State’s process for choosing a corporate name
  • Determine when a foreign (non-California) corporation is considered to be transacting business in California
  • Find out how a corporation is considered dissolved
  • Understand the requirements for an offer in compromise for a failed entity that was not cancelled with the Secretary of State’s office
  • Understand how the first-year-free and the less-than-15-days rules work
  • Get the basics of apportioning income to California
  • See how to move a corporation out of California

Designation CPE Hours
CPA Up to 8
EA 7 Federal Tax
CRTP (CTEC) 7 Federal Tax and/or 1 CA
Attorney Up to 6.75 General MCLE/Tax Specialization

Course level: Basic
No advance preparation is required.

Want to order by phone? Call us at: (714) 776-7850

This self-study is designed to meet the requirements for the specified number of hours of continuing education. The federal portion of this self-study has been designed to meet the requirements of the IRS Return Preparer Office; including sections 10.6 and 10.9 of Department of Treasury’s Circular No. 230 (Provider No. CRA7E). The federal and California sections of this self-study have been designed to meet the requirements of the California State Board of Accountancy; the California Bar Association; and the California Tax Education Council. This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. The state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at 714-776-7850. Spidell Publishing, Inc. has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, or phone at 877-850-2832, or on the internet at

Spidell Publishing, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: This self-study is designed to meet the requirements for up to 8 hours of continuing education for the California Board of Accountancy. Level: Basic. Field of Study: Taxes. Delivery Method: Self-Study. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at (714) 776-7850. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

Spidell Hours

Tax Up to 8
Fed Tax 7
Fed Tax 7
CA 1
General MCLE/Tax Specialization Up to 6.75


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