Week 8 Assignment – Tax Methods and Financial Reports
Your goal is to compare the three major forms of corporate organizations: partnerships, S corporations, and corporations. You will then select a domestic organization, identify its entity type, and describe how the organizations tax methods are detailed in its financial report.
Write a 45 page paper in which you do the following:
Use your textbook, the Internet, Internal Revenue Service | An Official Website of the United States Government, and Strayer Library to research the three major forms of corporate organizations: partnerships, S corporations, and corporations.
Compare and contrast the tax rules and treatment applicable to those three forms of organization and the major way in which the tax treatment affects the shareholders or partners.
Explain at least two reasons why a business owner might opt for one form of organization over another. Provide support for your rationale.
Identify two sources of tax guidance (for example, IRS code, Revenue Procedure) for each form of organization and how it defines a component of the tax policy for that form of organization.
Research an organization by identifying its entity type (corporation, s-corporation, or partnership) and describe how that organizations tax methods are detailed in their financial reports.
Use the Strayer Library to find at least three academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites are not considered quality references.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment:
Evaluate the tax rules and treatment applicable to organizations and their impact on shareholders.